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How to Install and Set Up Snort IDS on Linux to Secure Your Network
Protect your network from intruders and unsolicited attacks by installing and setting up Snort IDS.
If you're serious about network security, installing an IPS or IDS solution is a must to fortress the network perimeter and deflect potentially unwanted network traffic.
Snort is one such famous, free-for-personal use and open-source IPS/IDS solution. Let's learn how you can install and set up Snort on Linux to defend your network from cyber-attacks.
Snort is an open-source Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (NIDS/IPS) software that, as the name hints, helps in securing your network perimeter by enforcing rules and filters that detect and drop potentially malicious packets injected into your network.
With Snort, you'll be able to perform advanced network traffic logging, packet sniffing and analysis, and set up a strong Intrusion Prevention System that defends your network from unwanted and potentially malicious traffic.