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Snort is a lightweight network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more. Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe traffic that it should collect or pass, as well as a detection engine that utilizes a modular plugin architecture. Snort has a real-time alerting capability as well, incorporating alerting mechanisms for

What's New in Snort

New Additions:
  • Added support to block portscan. In addition to tracking the scanning packets, action(drop/sdrop/reject) will be taken for all the packets, which means snort will block the packet and generate logs.
  • Added support to re-evaluate reputation after reputation update for all flows except those that have already been blacklisted.


Requirements for Snort

  • OS X 10.1.5 or later
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Current Version (2.x)
Downloads 10,205
Version Downloads 394
License Free
Date 08 Jan 2018
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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