[Snort-users] Time for a change

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Tue Jan 22 17:28:39 EST 2019


What if I told you there was already a Snort based product named "Trons"...



> On Jan 22, 2019, at 3:56 PM, Shenan Hawkins via Snort-users <snort-users at lists.snort.org> wrote:
> 
> New secretive Cisco product:
> 
> "tronS": A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
> 
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 at 14:51, James Lay via Snort-users <snort-users at lists.snort.org <mailto:snort-users at lists.snort.org>> wrote:
> You will be missed..thanks for everything.
> 
> James
> 
> On 2019-01-22 09:45, Marty Roesch (maroesch) via Snort-users wrote:
> > To the Snort community,
> > 
> > It’s been 20 years since that fateful December night when I sent the
> > first release of Snort over to Ken Williams at PacketStorm.  It was my
> > first attempt at working on an open source project and another step
> > for me in the process of learning about security tools, their
> > application and the reasons they work and don’t work.  Almost exactly
> > 2 years later, Snort was something of a phenomenon and I decided to
> > try to make it my day job by founding Sourcefire and “going pro”.
> > Here we are now, 20 years down the road with over 100 releases of
> > Snort under our belt - the global standard for describing and
> > detecting network-based threats.
> > 
> > In 2013, Sourcefire was acquired by Cisco, and Snort became the
> > foundation for Cisco’s core NGFW and NGIPS products. Last year, Snort
> > 3 entered beta, and the integration work is underway by our NGFW team
> > to make it the future of Cisco’s platform.
> > 
> > This has been an amazing journey and I can’t help but be proud of
> > everything that has been accomplished and all the people who made it
> > happen, both within the organization that I serve as well as from the
> > open source community that grew up around Snort.  After Sourcefire was
> > acquired by Cisco, I stepped into the Chief Architect role for the
> > Security Business Group and worked on the technology strategy and
> > design for the company’s security portfolio and evangelized our
> > approach to the world.
> > 
> > Now, after five years with Cisco, it’s time for me to move on to the
> > next adventure and also move from being on team the behind Snort to
> > the user community that surrounds it.
> > 
> > Taking this big step away from Snort doesn’t worry me because I know
> > that we’ve built not just world-class technology, but also a world
> > class team here at Cisco and still, even after all this time, one of
> > the best security communities in the world.  I expect that will
> > continue with me over *here* instead of over *there*, if you take my
> > meaning.
> > 
> > Snort’s in great hands at Cisco with a team that’s committed to open
> > source and big plans for the future of the technology. Russ Combs, who
> > has written a vast majority of the code for Snort 3 (it’s awesome,
> > check it out – we need beta feedback!), will remain as the lead
> > developer. Joel Esler will continue as Community Manager and maintain
> > the bridge between the team and the open source community.
> > 
> > I’ll be blogging periodically on Medium as I move on to my next
> > adventure. If you’re interested, my inaugural post to talk a little
> > more about the journey so far is available at
> > https://medium.com/@roesch/charting-a-new-course-7bfb41dedd54 <https://medium.com/@roesch/charting-a-new-course-7bfb41dedd54>
> > 
> > Thanks to all of you for everything that you have done to help make my
> > little “rainy days and weekends” obsession into what it has become.
> > This entire journey has been an amazing testament to the power of the
> > open source methodology of software developed for and by communities
> > to innovate and drive technology that everyone wants to use. Without
> > this passionate, engaged community I know that Snort would have been
> > nothing. Again, thank you all so much!
> > 
> > 
> >       -Marty
> >       January, 2019
> > 
> > 
> > 
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