Compare Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. Kerio Control

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while Kerio Control which is ranked 2nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 11 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 9.0, while Kerio Control is rated 8.2. 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 Kerio Control writes "Provides users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb and Darktrace, whereas Kerio Control is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Sophos UTM.
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Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.

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It prevents people from visiting undesirable sites and ensures that they use the internet for their designated jobs.What I like the most about Kerio is that I can use the software appliance as a solution, so if the hardware fails for any reason then I can quickly replace it with hardware that I have in stock.All of the features of Kerio Control are equally good. Most valuable to us are the firewall rules, the intrusion detection system, and IP address features.The most valuable feature is to provide users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management.The flexibility of the system, the capacity to provide the right level of security, and the ability to be integrated into different kinds of infrastructures are the most valuable features.The statistic feature enables us to better use bandwidth management. We monitored the use by mobile, type of application, department, and by users. The bandwidth was solid. Our internet speed is optimized for our research.Kerio has improved my organization's security.Technical support is good. They respond right away.

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

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Improvements are needed to the Next Generation Firewall Protection, specifically with user-level protection.Their support is getting better but still needs improvement.Kerio Control has just improved on their biggest problem, which was to introduce better support for high-availability requirements in production.I would like to be able to inspect https packets for the purpose of virus scanning.The improvement that we are looking for is for when decide to move some part of our application to the cloud.I would like for them to add more security features.They should add wireless features.I would like to see them develop a bit more flexibility creating VLANs.

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My advice is to use your own hardware, and do not use theirs.There is a yearly upkeep fee.The pricing is in-line with our expectations in terms of the quality that we get for it.It's very affordable.The price is inexpensive.Pricing is good, but the licensing took a lot of time.Search and compare.

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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.

Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

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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 AustraliaTriton Technical, McDonald's
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