Compare Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. McAfee Network Security Platform

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while McAfee Network Security Platform which is ranked 11th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 2 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 9.0, while McAfee Network Security Platform 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 McAfee Network Security Platform writes "The IPS has proven that it can find events and items, which previously went under the radar". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb and Darktrace, whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS, Darktrace and Palo Alto Threat Prevention.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
SmadiHuthaifa
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, GFI, Darktrace and others in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. Updated: July 2019.
359,759 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.

Read more »

The most valuable features are the customization of the signature and the unlimited amount of signatures in IPS.The ability to centrally manage all the IPS sensors, track the different security events generated by it, and customize the different policies, depending on their location.

Read more »

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

Read more »

The solution needs to improve the graphical interface. And they had a limitation in some of the sensor modems as well.The Network Security Managers could be more stable, agile, and work faster. When it comes to instability, there is room for improvement.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software solutions are best for your needs.
359,759 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
3,124
Comparisons
1,712
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
619
Avg. Rating
9.0
Views
887
Comparisons
726
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
505
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
Compared 14% of the time.
Also Known As
Sourcefire SNORT
Learn
Cisco
McAfee
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.

McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

Offer
Learn more about Cisco Sourcefire SNORT
Learn more about McAfee Network Security Platform
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 AustraliaDesjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, GFI, Darktrace and others in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. Updated: July 2019.
359,759 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email