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Quantitative analysis of intrusion detection systems: Snort and Suricata
Author(s): Joshua S. White; Thomas Fitzsimmons; Jeanna N. Matthews
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Paper Abstract

Given competing claims, an objective head-to-head comparison of the performance of both the Snort R and Suricata Intrusion Detection Systems is needed. In this paper, we present a comprehensive quantitative comparison of the two systems. We have developed a rigorous testing framework that examines the performance of both systems as we scale system resources. Our results show that a single instance of Suricata is able to deliver substantially higher performance than a corresponding single instance of Snort. This paper describes in detail both the testing framework capabilities, tests performed and results found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8757, Cyber Sensing 2013, 875704 (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015616
Show Author Affiliations
Joshua S. White, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Thomas Fitzsimmons, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Jeanna N. Matthews, Clarkson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8757:
Cyber Sensing 2013
Igor V. Ternovskiy; Peter Chin, Editor(s)

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