SnortSnarf is a program that was designed for use with Snort, a security program used mainly with Linux networks. SnortSnarf converts the data from Snort into Web pages. It was written in Perl by Jim Hoagland of Silicon Defense. Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system (NIDS) that monitors network traffic in real time, scrutinizing each packet closely to detect dangerous payloads or suspicious anomalies.
SnortSnarf will run on *nix variants, as well as on Win32 systems. However, in 2003, Silicon Defense shifted their focus away from SnortSnarf to a new worm containment program known as CounterMalice.