Suricata vs Snort vs Bro IDS

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What is the difference between Bro, Snort, and Suricata?

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Ideally, each of these solutions has its own unique strength. A rules-based solution is great for known threats, and having a solution that is compatible with Snort Rules – one of the largest categories of public and private repositories of threat intelligence – is certainly beneficial. Suricata allows for high-performance traffic inspection, which means you are able to process more rules against larger volumes of traffic. Ultimately, you can’t detect what you don’t see, so performance provides a measurable benefit.

In this paper, we will discuss these differences at a high level, the strengths and weaknesses, and when and how to use each from a best practice standpoint.

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Bricata Included as a Representative Vendor in the Inaugural Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis by Gartner, Inc.
“Applying behavioral analysis to network traffic is helping enterprises detect suspicious traffic that other security tools are missing,” wrote Gartner analysts.
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