Tool and Usage
Snort is a network intrusion detection system (NIDS) that runs on Linux and other platforms.
Besides intrusion detection, Snort has the capabilities to prevent attacks by taking actions.
Usage and audience
Snort is commonly used for security monitoring. Target users for this tool are system administrators.
- Snort is written in C
- Customization and additions are possible
- Extendable with custom tests and plugins
- + Supported by a large company
Author and Maintainers
Support operating systems
Snort is known to work on FreeBSD, Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.