…in the punchbowl

2006.03.02

Ports, yes, software, no!

Filed under: biz, politics, security — Matt @ 20:52

It seems the government of these here United States of America is bit concerned over the planned takeover of Sourcefire by Check Point. In particular, “officials from the FBI and Defense Department objected forcefully to permitting any foreign company to acquire some sensitive Sourcefire technology for preventing hacker break-ins and monitoring data traffic”.

Yeah, I can understang being concerned about that. If those officials want to be really concerned they ought to take a look here. At that website you can download the source code(!!!) to the Snort Intrustion Detection System, once of Sourcefire’s primary products.

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