Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Review

A straightforward setup, and flexible enough to activate based on any rule that I want


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution, in conjunction with the Cisco Firepower 4000 series, for security in our data center. We also use it with a Cisco Firepower 2000 series for our VPN and internet access firewall.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is support for everything in the same box, including IPS, High Availability, etc.

What needs improvement?

This solution needs to be more customizable.

The customization of the rules can be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for about five months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable solution that I can apply to any rule I want.

We have approximately five hundred and fifty employees who are protected by this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We contacted technical support many times during our deployment, but none of them were directly related to Sourcefire SNORT.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this solution, we used McAfee. We switched because we replace our firewalls every five or six years.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution is straightforward.

The deployment took approximately two days, which included applying the IPS rules in the Sourcefire policy.

One person is suitable for deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

A support company assisted us with the deployment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a three-year license for this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Fortinet FortiGate and Palo Alto before choosing this solution.

What other advice do I have?

We are satisfied with this solution. The whole solution is very good, and stable.

There are three modes that can be configured. The first is collectivity over security, the second is security over collectivity, and the third is a balanced mode. We have implemented a balanced mode, and it works just fine.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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