StrataGuard Free4 June 2006 · Filed in News
In the next few days, I’m going to try out StrataGuard Free, a freeware version of StrataGuard, a Snort-based IDS/IPS. StillSecure is making StrataGuard Free available as a VMware image for easy testing.
StrataGuard Free is rate-limited, meaning it only handles traffic streams up to 5Mbps. Of course, that is more than sufficient for small businesses and home offices, and it’s a great way to become more familiar with the commercial product (StrataGuard)—which, of course, is not rate-limited and offers more features (such as automated rule updates).
I’m going to be trying out the VMware appliance on ESX Server in my test lab; hopefully, I won’t run into any hardware issues. (Remember that my test of FreeNAS, which was also packaged as a VMware image, did not work on ESX Server due to a SCSI adapter issue.) As soon as I get it up and working (or don’t), I’ll post more information here.
Thanks to DABCC for alerting me to the release of StrataGuard Free as a VMware image.Tags: Linux · Networking · OSS · Security · VMware · Virtualization Previous Post: My Thoughts on Windows Hypervisor Next Post: The Truth About Switching