Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Competitors and Alternatives

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AHmadMhedat
Real User
Senior Network Security Engineer with 201-500 employees
Dec 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I found most valuable is the network threat analyzer in the security platform. It also integrates with GTI, or Global Threat Intelligence. Otherwise, I just use the basic features.

How has it helped my organization?

It improved my security by stopping an attack to the signature base, or the behavior base. This is what I use Network Security Platform for.

What needs improvement?

Integration with Global Thereat Intelligence could be better. Also, I think management solutions are end of life now at McAfee. Network threat analyzer may be used for endpoint quarantines. Integration between these sides, as well as… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I haven't used another product, but we have a built-in feature with Palo Alto. They have a built-in IPS, professional anti-spyware, and anti-virus. That is also the case with FortiGate. It is built in. In terms of standalone network… more »

What other advice do I have?

Don't be afraid to deploy this solution. It is very simple and easy to deploy. I think there is no issue. I tested on the McAfee Network Security Platform. You just need to thinking carefully about attacks to decide if it's a sole attacker… more »
Real User
IT and Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Jul 10 2020

What is most valuable?

I really like their general IT. I like how it's possible for me to block other countries immediately if I see the need to do so. The initial setup is a breeze.

What needs improvement?

The support the solution offers needs a lot of improvement. GFI took over the product and since the takeover, the support, the backups, the after-sales support, etc., has basically dropped off quite a bit. When it comes to dealing with updates, there are often bugs on the solution. They should do a… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've previously come across Barracuda. I've spoken to the team there. In terms of meeting our needs, I've found that, with a lot of other products, it's very modular. Kerio tends to keep everything in-house. Due to that, there are certain functionalities that I prefer to have with Kerio as opposed… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're using the latest version of the solution. I would recommend the solution. It doesn't take too many people to set it up or maintain it, like, for example, Cisco, which is a bit more complex and difficult. I would rate the solution seven out of ten, and that's mostly due to the fact that their… more »
Real User
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Sep 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The product is quite mature. Cisco is well known within the industry. The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is extremely integrated. The product basically comes with the firewall features including IPS, URL filtering, malware, et… more »

What needs improvement?

The pricing of the solution can be improved. It's not cheap. It's quite expensive. The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution… more »

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

The solution's costs are quite high. It's a turn-off in terms of actually using it. It's more of an enterprise-level solution. It's not ideal for smaller organizations as the cost to run it would be out of their budgeting capabilities.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used a variety of other solutions. I've used Check Point, Palo Alto, and Juniper as well. We primarily like Cisco due to the fact that their technical support is great. By far, it's the best I've ever seen.

What other advice do I have?

We use a few different Cisco solutions. We're a Cisco partner. We have a business relationship with the company. We're dealing with the latest version of this particular solution. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. The value for money… more »
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