comeback1106
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How to Connect vShield to Snort to create IPS for vCloud

Hi you.

I want create a IDS/IPS for vCloud Director with vShield and Snort but I don't now how to connect between that. Anyone have any idea for that. Thanks for help me.

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mahzad67
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I have another question in this subject.

it is possible installing snort inside vShield edge?

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Hi,

Although it’s not possible to install SNORT inside vShield Edge or App, you CAN use the vShield API to configure vShield rules based on events detected by an IDS/IPS. SourceFire did this a few years back with their virtual IPS product (https://community.sourcefire.com/questions/does-your-virtual-ips-interact-with-vmware-s-vshield). I’m not sure what the status of their integration is now, considering that SourceFire has been acquired by Cisco. But, nevertheless, the vShield API is available for other systems to integrate/communicate with vShield/vCNS.

You can find the vShield API Programming Guide here: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vshield_51_api.pdf

Hope this helps….