Compare Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. Palo Alto Threat Prevention

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while Palo Alto Threat Prevention which is ranked 9th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 5 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 9.0, while Palo Alto Threat Prevention is rated 9.0. 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 Palo Alto Threat Prevention writes "Enables us to control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume and is extremely scalable". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb and Darktrace, whereas Palo Alto Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS and Cisco Stealthwatch.
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Solid intrusion detection and prevention that scales easily in very large environments.

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The most valuable feature of Palo Alto Threat Prevention for our company is the next generation firewall.Most of the features of Palo Alto Threat Prevention are alright. I recommend features like content filtering, IP address, & intelligent firewalls. The reporting feature is very good.One of the most valuable features is the anti-malware protection.It's a monster, it's got so many beautiful features. We do deal with other firewalls and we've got a better idea of what other firewalls' capabilities are, any comparison with the Palo Alto I liked the quality of service on the applications that you can control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume. The best feature is the quality of the application quality of service.

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

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The organization mail security solutions could be improved. There is no mail security solution available.Generally, to deploy it will take some downtime, about a day.Right now we are focusing on email. If Palo Alto can increase the features related to email filtering and the new malware, it would help us protect our systems.In Africa, the technical support is probably not as good as in Europe and the USA because it's a specific premium support, partner-enabled premium support and all of that. But it's really good, I don't really have any complaints, it's fairly good. I'll give them 80%.

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It's not too expensive.The pricing and the licensing are pretty competitive at this stage. As a reseller, I would like to see the price come down a little bit so I can compete better against other firewalls because we do that all the time.

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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.

Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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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 AustraliaUniversity of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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