Compare Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. Cisco Stealthwatch

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while Cisco Stealthwatch which is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 41 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 9.0, while Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Enables us to prevent and detect intrusion in our network and actually decrease our SLA". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Stealthwatch writes "You are able to drill down into a center's utilization, then create reports based on it". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb and Darktrace, whereas Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, Splunk User Behavior Analytics and FireEye Network Security.
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Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.

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Most of the engineers I've worked with have been really good. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with.Being able to graph and show data to management has improved our organization. We can show the data to the higher-ups. It shows them that it's picking up on these anomalies and doing its job.It's a dependable product that is able to pinpoint where we have vulnerabilities if they occur.Using the Cognitive Analytics feature, we have complete visibility that we didn’t have before.The most valuable feature about this solution is that it gives me insight of my network.It has improved our internal knowledge of what's going on with the network, and that's helpful.The most valuable features of this solution are the logging, keeping threats under control, and keeping our data and environment secure.It does change the way we troubleshoot and it is relatively easy to use once you learn it. I would recommend it to someone considering it.

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Integration with other components — even Cisco's own products — can be enhanced to improve administrative experience.

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We've run into some issues with the configuration.They should include Citrix VDIs in the next release.The GUI could use some improvement. Being able to find features more easily would be a great improvement if it was simplified.The initial setup is complex, as there is a lot to configure.It hasn't really improved our direct detection rate but it has definitely reduced our incident response time as we wouldn't have been able to detect threats or immediate risks without this solution.I would like to see more and cleaner reporting. For example, if I pull up Steven and I want to look and maybe compare him to what you've done in the past week, and compare that to the past six months, the point would be to see what the difference in activity looks like over this time. I don't see that capability in reporting to date. You see that trend but you don't really see a straightforward comparison. That right there is key to what we want to see about the normal activity.It is time-consuming to set it up and understand how the tool works.I would like to see better filters.

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Our fees are approximately $3,000 USD.Licensing is on a yearly basis.We pay for support costs on a yearly basis.On a yearly basis, licensing is somewhere around $30,000.The yearly licensing cost is about $50,000.The pricing for this solution is good.The licensing costs are outrageous.Today, we are part of the big Cisco ELA, and it is a la carte. We can get orders for whatever we want. At the end of the day, we have to pay for it in one big expense, but that is fine. We are okay with that.

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Also Known As
Sourcefire SNORTCisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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Overview

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.

Cisco Stealthwatch uses NetFlow to provide visibility across the network, data center, branch offices, and cloud. Its advanced security analytics uncover stealthy attacks on the extended network. Stealthwatch helps you use your existing network as a security sensor and enforcer to dramatically improve your threat defense.

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Sample 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 AustraliaEdge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
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Healthcare Company26%
Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Healthcare Company25%
Financial Services Firm19%
Media Company19%
Comms Service Provider10%
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