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Called "the leader in the Snort IDS book arms race" byRichard Bejtlich, top Amazon reviewer, this brand-new edition of the best-selling Snort book covers all the latest features of a major upgrade to the product and includes a bonus DVD with Snort 2.1 and other utilities. Written by the same lead engineers of the Snort Development team, this will be the first book available on the major upgrade from Snort 2 to Snort 2.1 (in this community, major upgrades are noted by .x and not by full number upgrades as in 2.0 to 3.0). You will be given invaluable insight into the code base of Snort, and in depth tutorials of complex installation, configuration, and troubleshooting scenarios. Snort has three primary uses: as a straight packet sniffer, a packet logger, or as a full-blown network intrusion detection system. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe traffic that it should collect or pass, a detection engine that utilizes a modular plug-in architecture, and a real-time alerting capability. A CD containing the latest version of Snort as well as other up-to-date Open Source security utilities will accompany the book.

Called "the leader in the Snort IDS book arms race" by Richard Bejtlich, top Amazon reviewer, this brand-new edition of the best-selling Snort book covers all the latest features of a major upgrade to the product and includes a bonus DVD with Snort 2.1 and other utilities.

Written by the same lead engineers of the Snort Development team, this will be the first book available on the major upgrade from Snort 2 to Snort 2.1 (in this community, major upgrades are noted by .x and not by full number upgrades as in 2.0 to 3.0). Readers will be given invaluable insight into the code base of Snort, and in depth tutorials of complex installation, configuration, and troubleshooting scenarios. Snort has three primary uses: as a straight packet sniffer, a packet logger, or as a full-blown network intrusion detection system. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. Snort uses a flexible rules language to describe traffic that it should collect or pass, a detection engine that utilizes a modular plug-in architecture, and a real-time alerting capability. A CD containing the latest version of Snort as well as other up-to-date Open Source security utilities will accompany the book.

Snort is a powerful Network Intrusion Detection System that can provide enterprise wide sensors to protect your computer assets from both internal and external attack. Completly updated and comprehensive coverage of snort 2.1

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Why spend thousands of dollars on a commercial IDS when there’s Snort? Now Snort.org webmaster Brian Caswell shows how to make the most of it -- including the latest 2.1 upgrades.

Caswell covers the entire Snort planning, deployment, and management lifecycle. Integrating Snort into your security architecture. Using it as a packet sniffer and packet logger for network traffic debugging. Using and updating rules. Using Barnyard to manage Snort’s output. Analyzing intrusions. Evaluating (and possibly implementing) active response.

A nice touch: “notes from the underground” that reveal how crackers attack IDS systems, and what you can do about it. Snort 2.1.2’s on CD-ROM, plus several complementary tools. You could download those. But you’re unlikely to find Caswell’s depth of knowledge anywhere else. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931836043
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Jay Beale's Open Source Security
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Intrusion detection systems 1
Ch. 2 Introducing Snort 2.1 53
Ch. 3 Installing Snort 99
Ch. 4 Inner workings 165
Ch. 5 Playing by the rules 185
Ch. 6 Preprocessors 231
Ch. 7 Implementing Snort output plug-ins 311
Ch. 8 Dealing with the data 379
Ch. 9 Keeping everything up to date 441
Ch. 10 Optimizing Snort 471
Ch. 11 Mucking around with barnyard 529
Ch. 12 Active response 605
Ch. 13 Advanced Snort 671
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