December 5, 2001

Open source mounts IDS challenge

Author: JT Smith

VNUNet: "Open source security products are ready to mount a massive challenge in the intrusion detection market, according to experts. Security consultant NSS Group tested 16 IDS products from big vendors including Cisco, ISS, Computer Associates and Symantec, along with one freeware open source product called Snort. 'In our tests Snort was the top performer - we were blown away by it,' said Bob Walder, director of the NSS Group. 'It was better than all the commercial products we tested.'" Read more here.

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