So now that Snort is at Version 3, (since 8.DEC 2021) when can we (ever) expect an updated UTM with this version?
This is one of the more important things to me personally and have been waiting on this for a long time. Will we ever get to see this in UTM, or will we just get pushed to XG for this experience? And, I don't mean just the versioning to make it 3, but also the functionality of Snort (multithreading, etc.) and the vast improvements it provides.
Wishful thinking I think. Have there really been any new significant feature updates in the last year or two? I can think of LE, were there others?
Based on past history, it would seem UTM has reached its golden years. Hope i'm wrong, but the writing's been on the wall for a while.
Does XG V19 use Snort version 3?
Not sure. I've since erased the xg 19 vm. I feel for the folks that have to learn how to use it, and actually use it. The flow still makes little sense to me.
Nope, V19 is running (multiple copies of) Snort 126.96.36.199 right now.
That version of Snort was released March 29, 2021. You'd think it would have been updated to the last stable release 2.9.19-1.
Hoping maybe by the time XG v20 is released we'll be on at least Snort 3.0, since every new update fixes security vulnerabilities.
Agreed. Each release seems to have a theme, and candidates I see for XG (realizing this is a UTM forum) will probably involve more things that run on XStrream, maybe something like PD for IPV6 (though I hear IPv6 isn't a high priority) or DHCPv6 parity with the new DHCP fields, more SDWAN and Sophos Central? Or, from what I understand of UTM, port a UTM feature or two over.