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"We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money.""The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there.""The pricing is high."

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"We have a three-year license for this solution.""Licensing for this solution is paid on a yearly basis.""I don't know the exact amount, but most of the time when I go to a company with a proposition, they will say, "This thing that you are selling is good, but it's expensive. Why don't you propose something like FortiGate, Check Point, or Palo Alto?" Cisco device are expensive compared to other devices."

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Top Answer: It has helped us to organize our security. We get a better overview on what is happening on the network, which has… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is high. Darktrace was also pricey.
Top Answer: The solution’s ability to reduce false positives and help you focus on the highest-risk threats is mostly good. It is… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is easy to configure and the reporting is great. It's also very user-friendly.
Top Answer: We bought the appliance, which comes with a license as well. While I don't know the exact pricing, most of these… more »
Top Answer: I did not experience any pain points that required improvement. Maybe a couple of false-positives, but that's about it.
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Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

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.

ProtectWise shifts network security to the cloud to provide complete visibility and detection of enterprise threats and accelerated incident response. By harnessing the power of the cloud, the ProtectWise Grid has the ability to create an unlimited retention window with full-fidelity forensics, automated retrospection and advanced visualization — all with the ease and cost-savings of an on-demand deployment model. Security professionals can see threats in real-time and continuously go back in time to discover previously unknown threats automatically.

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Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
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 Australia
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Financial Services Firm25%
Mining And Metals Company17%
Retailer17%
University17%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider14%
Construction Company10%
Media Company8%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise85%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 6th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 13 reviews while ProtectWise is ranked 21st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.4, while ProtectWise is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Intelligent with good threat detection capabilities but could be easier to implement". On the other hand, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiWeb, Darktrace, Check Point IPS and Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, whereas ProtectWise is most compared with Darktrace, ExtraHop Reveal(x), Tempered Networks and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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