Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Initial Setup

GoumouFerdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
For me, it was straightforward, maybe because I'm used to it. The first step is to install Linux because the product is based on Linux OS. Then, I just install the Firewall Management Center. After installing that, I install the full Firepower Firewall. From there, I would make sure that the Firewall Management Center and Firepower can ping each other, that they have connectivity. If that works, then I would add all the IPs of Firepower to the Firepower Management Center. Once that is finished, the whole installation is done, and I can try to call the Firepower Firewall directly to the grid from within Firepower Management Center. I think the installation is okay. It is easy for me. Deployment time varies from customer to customer. It depends on what things they want to deploy. View full review »
NetworkE4b4a
Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was fairly simple. We did it a couple of years ago but I remember it went well. It was, I think, a three-month project and rolled over pretty easily into our expansion. View full review »
AhmedElsayed1
Information Security Operations Expert at Asiacell
The initial setup is straightforward and the configuration is easy. We implemented this solution in stages because it could not be done all at once. It took us perhaps just over a month to finish moving all of our servers from IDS to IPS, from detection to prevention. View full review »
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup and configuration are easy. You can create panels with deeper functionalities, but you need a bit more experience with the technology. View full review »
GebremichaelTeklemariam
Networking and Security Engineer at IE Network Solutions PLC (Ethiopia)
The initial setup is quite complex and some set parameters are definitely needed. However, the more you try it, the easier it gets. When we push a specific policy, it takes from two minutes up to five minutes to deploy. So it depends on the deployment configuration. For the general deployment, it depends on the expert. View full review »
Netwrkengin67
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
NAWAF-TAWAKOL
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup of this solution is a little bit complex compared to other solutions. The average deployment takes approximately half a day. It depends on the environment. If we are connecting braches versus only connecting the head office, the length of time to deploy can change. View full review »
reviewer1259517
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
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