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Open Source Snort Rules Consortium is officially launched Print E-mail
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Source: Sourcefire - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Intrusion Detection Sourcefire, Inc., the creators of Snort and the world leader in intrusion prevention, and Bleeding Snort today announced the launch of the Open Source Snort Rules Consortium (OSSRC), focused on the development and advancement of Snort Rules. With over 90 Charter members from the open source user and vendor communities, the OSSRC enables the entire Snort community to contribute to the open source model, as well as Snort development and direction. Focusing on innovation and standardization, the OSSRC is an independent organization founded to ensure that Snort continues to reflect the needs of the open source community, while also remaining one of the industry’s leading security tools.

Launched earlier this year, the OSSRC is overseen by a Board of Directors, co-chaired by Martin Roesch, creator of Snort and founder of Sourcefire, and Matt Jonkman of Bleeding Snort. In addition, the Consortium recently completed elections of the three additional board seats, which are now filled by Alan Shimel of StillSecure along with two open source community representatives, Jeremy Hewlett and Erik Fichtner. The board is comprised of corporate and community consortium representatives to ensure that the views and priorities of the entire community are continually represented.

The OSSRC brings together Snort users and integrators to establish metrics and standards for Open Source Snort rule development and documentation and ensure continuous support for Snort Rule sets licensed under the GPL. The organization will also provide a forum for the sharing of research and information for the development of effective Snort Rules that align with current product specifications.

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