Network Intrusion Prevention System Snort 2.9.5.3 Gets Performance Improvements

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Snort, an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system (IDS/IPS) developed by Sourcefire, which combines the benefits of signature, protocol, and anomaly-based inspection, is now at version 2.9.5.3.

Snort, an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system (IDS/IPS) developed by Sourcefire, which combines the benefits of signature, protocol, and anomaly-based inspection, is now at version 2.9.5.3.

This is not a large release, but quite a few fixes and improvements have been implemented. Users have been asked to update to the latest version.

Highlights of Snort 2.9.5.3:

• Several performance improvements have been implemented in order to eliminate some unnecessary work;
• The number of expected connections (eg FTP data channel) have been capped in order to prevent memory growth;
• A problem that occurred with the reloading reputation lookup tables has been fixed;
• An issue with a potential hang during the shutdown of the control socket config reload processing thread has been fixed.

Check out the complete changelog for a comprehensive list of updates, new features, and other changes.

Download Snort 2.9.5.3 right now from Softpedia.

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