SSFRULES v2.1 – Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices


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  • SSFRULES v2.1 – Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices
    3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Security

    Course Details


    The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.1 course shows you how to write rules for Snort, an open-source intrusion detection and prevention system. Through a combination of expert-instruction and hands-on practice, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop and test custom rules, standard and advanced rules-writing techniques, how to integrate OpenAppID into rules, rules filtering, rules tuning, and more. The hands-on labs give you practice in creating and testing Snort rules.

    This course will help you:

    • Gain an understanding of characteristics of a typical Snort rule development environment
    • Gain hands-on practices on creating rules for Snort
    • Gain knowledge in Snort rule development, Snort rule language, standard and advanced rule options


    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe the Snort rule development process
    • Describe the Snort basic rule syntax and usage
    • Describe how traffic is processed by Snort
    • Describe several advanced rule options used by Snort
    • Describe OpenAppID features and functionality
    • Describe how to monitor the performance of Snort and how to tune rules


    • Introduction to Snort Rule Development
    • Snort Rule Syntax and Usage
    • Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules
    • Advanced Rule Options
    • OpenAppID Detection
    • Tuning Snort

    Lab outline

    • Connecting to the Lab Environment
    • Introducing Snort Rule Development
    • Basic Rule Syntax and Usage
    • Advanced Rule Options
    • OpenAppID
    • Tuning Snort


    This course is for technical professionals to gain skills in writing rules for Snort-based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). The primary audience includes:

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


    To fully benefit from this course, you should have:

    • Basic understanding of networking and network protocols
    • Basic knowledge of Linux command-line utilities
    • Basic knowledge of text editing utilities commonly found in Linux
    • Basic knowledge of network security concepts
    • Basic knowledge of a Snort-based IDS/IPS system