Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Reviews

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Real User
Network Engineer at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

For us, the scalability of the solution is really useful. We were able to rebuild our network recently and we plan to add another 500 nodes throughout South America.

How has it helped my organization?

With Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, we've been able to prevent and detect intrusion in our network and actually decrease our SLA (Service Level Agreement).

What needs improvement?

One addition to the current product that I think would be helpful is if it was integrated into the Cisco DNA Center. Between their security side, their routing, and the wireless side, they kind of… more»

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

The main reason why we switched to this solution had to do with growth. We were growing at a very high rate at the time so we needed a solution that could handle a much larger architecture reliably… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were a couple of other products that we considered at the time. None of them made it very far in the process because they just didn't have a lot of the capabilities that we were looking for… more»
Real User
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 08 2019

What is most valuable?

It's user-friendly for engineers and works well for configuration and debugging. The solution can be integrated with some network electors like Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE, and Active Directory to provide the client with authentication certificates.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our security level for our organization. It's a more intellectual system with many features that can help us with decryption. At this time, we have more than eighty-six percent of the traffic is SSL. We must decrypt this, and these devices provide us with tools for… more»

What needs improvement?

This is a good solution, but some others may have some advantages. For example, Palo Alto has more useful and suitable application abilities. This solution has a better Firepower but the functionalities are not as good. With the next release, I would like to see some PBR, so that you can do the… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
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Real User
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 30 2019

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.

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

We have a three-year license for this solution.

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.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Fortinet FortiGate and Palo Alto before choosing this solution.
NAWAF-TAWAKOL
Real User
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 14 2019

What do you think of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT?

What is our primary use case?

We are a system integrator and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers. This solution is for inspecting traffic. It works with the firewall, email, etc. This is for an on-premises deployment.

How has it helped my organization?

This is a solution that we trust for protection.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the filtering. It does well for eliminating email spam. The GUI is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The price of this solution could be improved. If the price is brought down then everybody will be happy. I would like to see a cloud-based version of this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been familiar with this solution for five years.

What do I

Sola Ayoade
Real User
Chief technology officer at Next Generation Systems Nigeria Limited
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to roll out the services is an excellent aspect of the solution. They have advanced malware protection for URL filtering. I like working with both of these features.

What needs improvement?

The pricing needs to be improved. We have lots of low-budget clients around us. Budget constraints are always a deterrent in our market.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

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What is Cisco Sourcefire SNORT?

Snort is an open-source, rule-based, intrusion detection and prevention system. It combines the benefits of signature-, protocol-, and anomaly-based inspection methods to deliver flexible protection from malware attacks. Snort gained notoriety for being able to accurately detect threats at high speeds.

Also known as
Sourcefire SNORT
Cisco Sourcefire SNORT customers

CareCore, City of Biel, Dimension Data, LightEdge, Lone Star College System, National Rugby League, Port Aventura, Smart City Networks, Telecom Italia, The Department of Education in Western Australia

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