[Snort-users] worms detection

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at ...589...
Mon Dec 8 11:26:22 EST 2014

> On Dec 8, 2014, at 11:01 AM, Eugeniu Babin <eugen.babin at ...11827...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a question regarding the possibility to catch worms activity by using SNORT.
> Currently I have SNORT 2.9.7 (with Personal subscription for Rules 29 USD/Year) running and sniffing a part of the  network. I'm sure that some of stations are infected with Conficker worm (for example), but unfortunately My snort is quiet about this.

If you are running Snort with the ruleset on a business network, you should be using the business license.

> So:
> Q1: Is snort capable to detect such worms like conficker ?


> Q2: If Yes should I be able to identify worms with My Personal subscription ?


> Q3: Should I upgrade to Business subscription?

If running on a business network, yes.

> Thank You,
> Eugene
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