Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT)

Sourcefire VRT is a group of leading-edge network security experts working around the clock to proactively discover, assess, and respond to the latest trends in hacking activities, intrusion attempts, malware and vulnerabilities. Some of the most renowned security professionals in the industry, including the ClamAV Team and authors of several standard security reference books, are members of Sourcefire VRT. This team is supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort and ClamAV communities, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in the network security industry.

The VRT develops and maintains the official rule set of Snort.org. Each rule is developed and tested using the same rigorous standards VRT uses for Sourcefire customers. The VRT also maintains shared object rules that are distributed for many platforms in binary format. To request additional platforms for inclusion send email to research at sourcefire dot com listing the platform required.

The VRT Blog

Latest Advisories

Advisory Index


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