Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Pros and Cons

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Pros

GoumouFerdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
In general, the features are all great. However, if I need to take hardware for ASA, because they need to upgrade to Firepower, we want to create rules. For that, most of the time we go to the command line. Right now Firepower is working really hard on the grid. You can apply all those rules to the grid. Even if you want to monitor the logs, for example, the activity will tell you which particular user has been blocked because of that rule. Firepower's monitoring interface is very good, because you can see each and every piece. ASA also had it, but there you needed to type the command and be under the server to see all that stuff. In Firepower you have the possibility to go directly to the firewall. The way the monitoring is displayed is also very nice. The feature I appreciate most in Firepower is actually the grid. The grid has worked very well.
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NetworkE4b4a
Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.
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AhmedElsayed1
Information Security Operations Expert at Asiacell
The most valuable feature is the ability to automatically learn the traffic in our environment, and change the merit recommendations based on that.
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution can be integrated with some network electors like Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE, and Active Directory to provide the client with authentication certificates.
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GebremichaelTeklemariam
Networking and Security Engineer at IE Network Solutions PLC (Ethiopia)
I like most of Cisco's features, like malware detection and URL filtering.
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Netwrkengin67
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The whole solution is very good, and stable.
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NAWAF-TAWAKOL
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the filtering.
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reviewer1259517
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The URL filtering is very good and you can create a group for customized URLs.
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Sola Ayoade
Chief technology officer at Next Generation Systems Nigeria Limited
Cisco technical support is unbeatable. It offers a premium service every time.
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Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Cons

GoumouFerdinand
Security Engineer at Socitech SA
To be frank, the product is not really stable, although they're working on that. Whenever I go to the technical community with an issue, they will usually say that it is not there yet, but the technical team are working on it. The issues are not insolvable. I think they should just keep working on the product to make sure that the product can become very stable. The technical support is great. I appreciate that. We have a lot of communities supporting Firepower now, so you can find help for whatever issue you have.
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NetworkE4b4a
Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
Integration with other components — even Cisco's own products — can be enhanced to improve administrative experience.
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AhmedElsayed1
Information Security Operations Expert at Asiacell
We are unhappy with technical support for this solution, and it is not as professional as what we typically expect from Cisco.
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With the next release, I would like to see some PBR, so that you can do the configuration with the features.
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GebremichaelTeklemariam
Networking and Security Engineer at IE Network Solutions PLC (Ethiopia)
I don't think this solution is a time-based control system, because one cannot filter traffic based on time.
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Netwrkengin67
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The customization of the rules can be simplified.
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NAWAF-TAWAKOL
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
If the price is brought down then everybody will be happy.
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reviewer1259517
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
There are problems setting up VPNs for some regions.
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Sola Ayoade
Chief technology officer at Next Generation Systems Nigeria Limited
The pricing needs to be improved. We have lots of low-budget clients around us. Budget constraints are always a deterrent in our market.
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