Snort 3: open source IPS / IDS has new update

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Snort It is one of the most interesting IPS / IDS software used in the field of security, becoming a world leader in this regard. Well, if you use it or plan to use it, you have to know that it has a new version. The 3.1 update that comes with some solutions and new features to this 3.x branch.

Snort 3 will now protect your system to prevent intrusion and audit system security in a better, faster, more efficient way, and with some novel features. With it, you will also stop all that unwanted traffic, including spam, malware, and phishing attacks.

If you did not know, an IDS (Instrusion Detection System) is an intrusion detection system, to detect unauthorized access to a system or network. Instead, an IPS (Instrusion Prevention System) is that system that prevents such intrusions, to protect systems from attacks.

Among the most outstanding novelties of snort 3.1 There are support for multiple packet processing threads, support for sticky buffers rules, the ability to automatically detect services for portless configurations, support for shared configuration and attribute table, support for pluggable components, and simpler and more flexible configuration.

Snort 3 also comes with a better cross-platform support, by allowing users to run it in multiple environments and operating systems. The new version also adds numerous enhancements to HTTP / 2 inspection and network software discovery capability, access to over 200 plugins, ability to automatically generate reference documentation, ability to pause and resume commands, support for leveraging CPUs multicore, and a long etc.

According to its developers in the announcement of the launch: «When we start to think about what the next generation of IPS would look like, we decided to start from scratch. This latest version of Snort is the result of more than seven years of development and hard work by our team.«.

If you are interested in use Snort 3.1, you already know that you can download it for free from your official website. Also, if you already had a previous version, it is better that you go to this new version now.

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