[Dshield] Security in Layers

Johannes B. Ullrich jullrich at sans.org
Wed Mar 24 22:55:22 GMT 2004

> www.snort.org

Couple remarks about snort:

it is very much my favorite IDS. I think it will work great
in your spot.

To get the most out of it:
- take the time to learn about how Snort signatures are
  written. Without customizing the default signatures, snort
  doesn't do much good.
- get yourself a decent frontend. ACID is ok. I have started
  using 'sguil' recently (last week ;-)) for my home network,
  and it is so far worth the pain installing it.

any ids requires good tuning to be useful. Putting it behind
a firewall, like you are planning to do, should make it possible
to tailor it just to your network.

CTO SANS Internet Storm Center               http://isc.sans.org
phone: (617) 837 2807                          jullrich at sans.org 

contact details: http://johannes.homepc.org/contact.htm
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