Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Other Advice

GoumouFerdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
I would recommend this solution and give it a rating of seven out of ten. That is mainly because of the expense. I don't know the exact amount, but most of the time when I go to a company with a proposition, they will say, "This thing that you are selling is good, but it's expensive. Why don't you propose something like FortiGate, Check Point, or Palo Alto?" Cisco devices are expensive compared to other devices. If not for that, I would rate it as nine out of ten. Because of the expense, I prefer to give it seven. Most of the time when I lose an offer from this product, it's only because of the expense. It is not because of the technical work that the product can do, just the cost of the device. That is the only reason the customer would not go for it directly. View full review »
NetworkE4b4a
Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
I'd give the product a nine out of ten because it is excellent in scalability, ease of management, and ease of use. The only reason it isn't a ten out of ten is some of the gaps in integration. I think if they could improve integration with other platforms to make it more fluid to connect between the different platforms and platform management, that would make it a much better solution. The integration issues are probably the only knock off I have on the product so far. View full review »
AhmedElsayed1
Information Security Operations Expert at Asiacell
A lot of Cisco equipment is very good, but in judging the model of this solution that we have, I feel that it is the worst. It has very big issues for us in terms of performance, reliability, and stability. It is slowing our network traffic down considerably. I would rate this solution a one out of ten. View full review »
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Providing videos and materials are useful, but really what you need is the experience in analyzing logs. Without that, you wouldn't be able to problem-solve on your own, even with the assistance of videos. I would recommend this solution. It's reliable and scalable, with easy installation and integration. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
GebremichaelTeklemariam
Networking and Security Engineer at IE Network Solutions PLC (Ethiopia)
The main problem we have when we implement security policies for our customers is scheduling. For example, customers want to take up with a time-based security policy, so that we have a different setup for working hours and non-working hours, and for weekends. But that feature is not supported by Cisco Sourcefire. So, I think it would be very good if Cisco can implement this scheduling feature. What's more, some of the configurations are a little bit complex, like the mapping. It's very difficult to rotate their VPN when you set up the access points. You must bypass those access points by using the VPN portal bypass. I think it will be very good if they can set up a tool that one can use to stop this VPN portal. It is very hazardous for security because the users of that VPN portal are visible and it's very risky for them, because they are bypassing the access points of the company. On a scale from one to 10, I will rate this solution an eight. View full review »
Netwrkengin67
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
NAWAF-TAWAKOL
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution has improved a lot in the past few years. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1259517
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This is a good solution and one that I would recommend to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Sola Ayoade
Chief technology officer at Next Generation Systems Nigeria Limited
We typically work with the on-premises deployment model. Cisco Sourcefire is a great solution when it was packaged into the AMP giving it the ability to do URL filtering. However, Meraki seems to be going in the cloud direction. If the cloud is not interesting, then Cisco's firewall, Sourcefire, is great a great on-premises solution when it comes to advanced malware protection, URL filtering, etc. It's a great product. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. View full review »
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