Faster detection coming to Snort

Sourcefire will become the first security vendor to integrate Intel’s QuickAssist Pattern Matching Technology.

Snort 2.9, now in beta, leverages the Intel QuickAssist Technology Pattern Matching mechanism to replace Snort’s internal Pattern Matching engine, which is used to select Snort rules for deeper inspection.

“Sourcefire is dedicated to providing customers with the best available protection, and offering Intel QuickAssist Pattern Matching Technology to Snort users will provide the increased detection speeds and reduced latency that high speed networks require,” said Tom Ashoff, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Customer Support at Sourcefire.

“As enterprises leverage faster network speeds, security cannot be the bottleneck, and as the first security vendor to integrate Intel’s QuickAssist Pattern Matching Technology, Sourcefire is confirming its position as a business enabler.”




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