Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT)

( Duration: 4 Days )

This Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT) training course introduces to the open source Snort technology as well as rule writing. You will learn how to build and manage a Snort system using open source tools, plug-ins, and the Snort rule language to help manage, tune, and deliver feedback on suspicious network activity. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to construct a solid, secure Snort installation and write Snort rules using proper syntax and structure.

By attending Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT) workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Understand what Snort is and its basic architectural components
  • Understand Snort’s dynamic plug-in capapbilities
  • Understand the different modes of Snort operation
  • Perform installation and configuration of the Snort system
  • Install and configure Snorby
  • Configure and tune the Snort pre-processors
  • Understand rule maintenance and techniques to keep rules current
  • Create Snort rules using both simple and advanced rule-writing techniques
  • Monitor performance of a Snort deployment

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
  • Proficiency with Linux and UNIX text editing tools (vi editor is suggested but not required)

The Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT) class is ideal for:

  • Security administrators
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel using open source IDS and IPS



Intrusion Sensing technology, Challenges, and Sensor Deployment


Introduction to Snort Technology


Snort Installation


Cofiguring Snort for Database Output and Graphical Analaysis


Operating Snort


Snort Configuration


Configuring Snort Preprossors


Keeping Rules Up to Date


Budilidng a Distributed Snort Instalation


Basic Rule Syntax and Usage


Buildling a Snort IPS Installation


Rule Optimization


Using PCRE in Rules


Basic Snort Tuning


Using Byte_Jump/Test/Extract Rule Options


Protocol Modeling Concepts and Using Flowbits in Rule Writing

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