Compare Cisco NGIPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT

Cisco NGIPS is ranked 6th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 11 reviews while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 5 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.0, while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "Offers valuable SSL decryption, URL filtering, and ITSM inspection features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Enables us to prevent and detect intrusion in our network and actually decrease our SLA". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS, Darktrace and McAfee Network Security Platform, whereas Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb and Darktrace. See our Cisco NGIPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT report.
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The solution is very powerful coupled with Firepower.Technical support is quite good. With firewalls, the last cases I had with Cisco were professionally handled quite quickly and it was great.This is a stable solution.We primarily use this solution as an application filter and for IPS.The most valuable feature of this solution is its modularity, so whenever you need to upgrade or add another service, you don't need to buy another box.It has aligned the features in accordance to our strategic needsThe initial setup wasn't complex or complicated.The solution is stable. This is one of the good things in Firepower. Especially if we use ESE with it.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is the filtering.The solution can be integrated with some network electors like Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE, and Active Directory to provide the client with authentication certificates.The whole solution is very good, and stable.Cisco technical support is unbeatable. It offers a premium service every time.Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.

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The pricing is very expensive. They should make their equipment more affordable.Overall, it lacks user-friendliness. It could be easier to manage. I can train any customer using FortiGate or Palo Alto in a few days, but with Cisco, it takes much more time because the systems aren't easy to use.I would like to see integration with monitoring tools such as Nagios or BMC.The inclusion of bandwidth management features would improve this product.If there was a software-based solution for scaling up then it would be much better.The aspect of private party integration solutions could be improved.More flexibility with the dashboards is needed because some of them are not fully developed.There are some features not found in Firepower, like data loss prevention, and SSO, to have a connection between Cisco and Active Directory which was introduced on other products.

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If the price is brought down then everybody will be happy.With the next release, I would like to see some PBR, so that you can do the configuration with the features.The customization of the rules can be simplified.The pricing needs to be improved. We have lots of low-budget clients around us. Budget constraints are always a deterrent in our market.Integration with other components — even Cisco's own products — can be enhanced to improve administrative experience.

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Cisco products are always expensive, but if you can afford the price then it's a great solution.Licensing fees for this solution are $3,500 USD, and there are no additional costs.The price for additional throughput is the highest in the industry.We buy the licensing on a yearly basis, when we renew our contract. It is around $14,000.

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Licensing for this solution is paid on a yearly basis.We have a three-year license for this solution.

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Also Known As
Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPSSourcefire SNORT
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Overview

Cisco Firepower NGIPS provides network visibility, threat intelligence, automation and industry leading threat effectiveness. Gartner has ranked Firepower NGIPS as a Magic Quadrant Leader for seven years running, and the independent NSS Labs testing organization consistently rates it as a “Recommended” IPS solution for eight years.

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.

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Sample Customers
American Electric Power, Huntington Bank, Keycorp, Nationwide, Transunion, Marriott, Inova Health, Ford, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Chevron, Walmart, Coca ColaCareCore, 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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