About Bleeding Snort

Bleeding Snort is a Free Zone for Snort signature development, and a number of other related security projects. Bleeding Snort brings together the most experienced, and the least experienced security professionals.

This site takes all the Snort Signatures we can find, and that are submitted to us, organizes them into coherent rulesets, makes basic quality tweaks, and distributes them free of charge to all who are interested. We welcome your contributions, ideas, or just tweaks. What makes this project so effective are both the ideas and peer review of all content. Our overriding goal is to make this process happen quickly to help all of us as security professionals respond quickly to known and unknown threats.

Free Zone means this is a space where any idea, regardless of how stupid or useless it may sound, can be brought up without fear of disparagement. The majority of the most innovative and unique ideas that make these rules so effective have come from our newest and least experienced users.