"The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with."
"We are able to filter a lot of traffic especially when a lot of the traffic is in layer 7."
"Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust."
"Completely integrates branch offices with perimeter security."
"The product is easy to use."
"One of the valuable features of the solution is its flexibility and it performs great."
"One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable."
"Cisco is head-and-shoulders above all of the competition when it comes to technical support."
"The solution is rather easy to use."
"It is quite an intelligent product."
"It has a huge rate of protection. It's has a low level of positives and a huge rate of threat protection. It's easy to deploy and easy to implement. It has an incredible price rate compared to similar solutions."
"Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is easy to configure and the reporting is great. It's also very user-friendly."
"Signatures and other critical definitions need to be updated more frequently."
"There could be a bit more functions on offer that could make it easier to use."
"I think they should bring back remote VPN for users."
"It would be ideal if the solution had more capacity."
"There are the usual bugs that are inherent to some software upgrades. Sometimes this provides some unexpected issues, however, it happens with all brands all the time."
"The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution that small or medium-sized organizations can't afford and therefore they won't even look at it."
"With respect to user-friendliness, it is a command-line interface and those with such experience will get along just fine, whereas others may struggle."
"The user interface needs to be improved."
"While the alerts they offer are good, it could improve it in the sense that they should be more detailed to make the alerts more useful to us in general. Sometimes the solution will offer up false positives. Due to the fact that the alerts aren't detailed, we have to go dig around to see why is it being blocked. The solution would be infinitely better if there was just a bit more detail in the alert information and logging we receive."
"Performance needs improvement."
"I did not experience any pain points that required improvement. Maybe a couple of false-positives, but that's about it."
"The implementation could be a bit easier."
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.
Cisco IOS Security is ranked 6th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 11 reviews while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 4 reviews. Cisco IOS Security is rated 8.0, while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS Security writes "Prevent unauthorized use of network resources and integrate branch offices with reliability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Intelligent with good threat detection capabilities but could be easier to implement". Cisco IOS Security is most compared with Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, Cisco ASA Firewall, pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate and Kerio Control, whereas Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Check Point IPS, Cisco Stealthwatch, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Darktrace and Fortinet FortiGate IPS. See our Cisco IOS Security vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT report.
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