Performance analysis of Mail Clients using SNORT

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International Journal of Computer & Organization Trends  (IJCOT)          
 
© 2016 by IJCOT Journal
Volume - 6 Issue - 4
Year of Publication : 2016
AuthorsMr. K Sreerama Murthy, Dr. S Pallam Setty, Dr. G S V P Raju
  10.14445/22492593/IJCOT-V35P301

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Mr. K Sreerama Murthy, Dr. S Pallam Setty, Dr. G S V P Raju " Performance analysis of Mail Clients using SNORT ", International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT), V6(4):39-45 Jul - Aug 2016, ISSN:2249-2593, www.ijcotjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract Intrusion detection system (IDS) monitor network traffic for mistrustful activity and alerts the system or network administrator, and may also take actions such as blocking the user or source IP address from accessing the network. SNORT acts as not only IDS but also can be configured as IPS for watching and interference of security attacks on networks. In our case, we used Snort for analysing performance of different mail clients by varying the text sizes from 50 KB to 2 MB and analysed the metrics (run time, analysed packets and total packets). From simulation scenario, we found that Hotmail is best for sending larger text and Yahoo should be less preferred for the same purpose.

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Keywords-
IDS, SNORT, Mai, IPS.