May 26, 2018

Lightweight network intrusion detection system

Snort 3 is the next major release of the Snort utility

Here are some key features of Snort 3

Support multiple packet processing threads
Use a shared configuration and attribute table
Use a simple, scriptable configuration
Make key components pluggable
Autodetect services for portless configuration
Support sticky buffers in rules
Autogenerate reference documentation
Provide better cross platform support
Facilitate component testing

Additional features on the roadmap include

Use a shared network map
Support pipelining of packet processing
Support hardware offload and data plane integration
Support proxy mode
Windows support

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