Compare Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS

Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 9 reviews while Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS is ranked 16th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 2 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.4, while Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Good functionality and has the possibility to have one manager for other firewalls but stability needs to improve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS writes "Provides good monitoring and setup is easy, but solution is not as reliable as we would like". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Splunk User Behavior Analytics, Cisco Stealthwatch and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector, Palo Alto Threat Prevention and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT. See our Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS report.
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Pros
The URL filtering is very good and you can create a group for customized URLs.The most valuable feature is the ability to automatically learn the traffic in our environment, and change the merit recommendations based on that.In general, the features are all great. However, if I need to take hardware for ASA, because they need to upgrade to Firepower, we want to create rules. For that, most of the time we go to the command line. Right now Firepower is working really hard on the grid. You can apply all those rules to the grid. Even if you want to monitor the logs, for example, the activity will tell you which particular user has been blocked because of that rule. Firepower's monitoring interface is very good, because you can see each and every piece. ASA also had it, but there you needed to type the command and be under the server to see all that stuff. In Firepower you have the possibility to go directly to the firewall. The way the monitoring is displayed is also very nice. The feature I appreciate most in Firepower is actually the grid. The grid has worked very well.I like most of Cisco's features, like malware detection and URL filtering.The most valuable feature of this solution is the filtering.The solution can be integrated with some network electors like Cisco Stealthwatch, Cisco ISE, and Active Directory to provide the client with authentication certificates.The whole solution is very good, and stable.Cisco technical support is unbeatable. It offers a premium service every time.

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The most valuable feature is the central command center, where we can control and manage the solution.The monitoring is the most valuable feature.

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There are problems setting up VPNs for some regions.We are unhappy with technical support for this solution, and it is not as professional as what we typically expect from Cisco.To be frank, the product is not really stable, although they're working on that. Whenever I go to the technical community with an issue, they will usually say that it is not there yet, but the technical team are working on it. The issues are not insolvable. I think they should just keep working on the product to make sure that the product can become very stable. The technical support is great. I appreciate that. We have a lot of communities supporting Firepower now, so you can find help for whatever issue you have.I don't think this solution is a time-based control system, because one cannot filter traffic based on time.If the price is brought down then everybody will be happy.With the next release, I would like to see some PBR, so that you can do the configuration with the features.The customization of the rules can be simplified.The pricing needs to be improved. We have lots of low-budget clients around us. Budget constraints are always a deterrent in our market.

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I would like to see this solution more lightweight and easier to install.The firewall rules are limited.

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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.Licensing for this solution is paid on a yearly basis.We have a three-year license for this solution.

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TippingPoint is not as expensive as Palo Alto but it's not as cheap as Fortigate.

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Sourcefire SNORTTippingPoint, TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System, Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System
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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.

Using a combination of technologies such as deep packet inspection and threat reputation, the TippingPoint NGIPS provides organizations with a proactive approach to security. It gives you the high accuracy, comprehensive contextual awareness, in-depth analysis of network traffic, and the visibility and agility necessary to keep pace with today's evolving security landscape.

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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 AustraliaYapi Kredi
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