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OISF introduces new open source engine for intrusion detection

Identifies and prevents more of the pressing security concerns faced by organisations

By CBR Staff Writer

The Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) has introduced Suricata 1.0, an Open Source engine for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) that will secure networks against next-generation network security threats.

Matt Jonkman, president of the OISF, said that in today’s changing threat landscape, current defenses are being outflanked by attackers, and a new high performance IDS engine is needed to address many of today’s highly sophisticated attacks.

Mr Jonkman said: "The mission of Suricata and of the OISF is to create an engine that will allow IDS solutions to detect and prevent these newer, more sophisticated types of attacks.

"We are pleased that such a large community – thousands of people – are already involved with Suricata and see the benefits it can provide to the IT security community."

OISF said that the Suricata includes an open source engine, a multi-threaded architecture that allows the engine to take advantage of the multiple core and multiple processor architectures of systems, supports IP reputation, and has an automated protocol detection.

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