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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Uncertain future for snort under Check Point

Security Wire Perspectives on Check Point's recent acquisition of Sourcefire, the owners of the open source IDS, snort:

"'Snort is now and will continue to be free to end-users,' Roesch wrote. 'We will continue to develop and distribute the Snort engine under the GPL, improve and document the program to stay on the cutting edge and expand the Web site.'

Still, industry observers are hardly optimistic. Martin McKeay, a CISSP and Snort user based in Santa Rosa, Calif., said he's hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.

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