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We performed a comparison between Check Point IPS and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Check Point IPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Among its great features is the ability to detect outgoing malware or extraction of compromised data and stop it, thus safeguarding us by isolating the network, the equipment, or the identity of the affected users.""The reports are useful in helping to verify the threats where we can see the level of severity in order to be able to take action.""User-friendly and easy to implement.""I can easily monitor all of our connected devices and I get instant notification of reconnections and new connections, which removes some of the monitoring burden.""The reports that are generated are quite important for our objectives, giving visibility to security flaws and making decisions, an excellent complement for our purpose.""It is also worth noting that many IPS signature comes with detailed background about the vulnerability, and potentially how the vulnerability would affect the network security.""IPS signatures can be set quite granularly depending on your environment. You can filter on performance impact, severity, and confidence which makes sizing and adapting easier.""There's less admin burden to detect these threats as Check Point IPS will do it all for you and suggest the best preventive actions to protect the network."

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"Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is easy to configure and the reporting is great. It's also very user-friendly.""The solution is stable.""It is quite an intelligent product."

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Cons
"It would be good to update the public documentation of Check Point so that we can generate improvements and best practices based on the documentation.""Threat Prevention policies are not very easily manageable as there are several profiles/policies/etc. Therefore, there are several ways to add exceptions and check the configuration.""The service that we want to see in the future is a capacity to segment the IPS services by equipment.""When entering, it always takes a long time to load.""Despite being a blade, this is expensive.""The cost is a bit high but it is worth it.""Support is the biggest area for improvement.""What I would like to improve in IPS would be the capacity of the hardware. I would also like to be able to sort signatures by severity. This would greatly impact how well I can manage my environment."

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"The cloud can be improved.""The implementation could be a bit easier.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of this product should be reduced."
  • "Enabling IPS does not require any additional license purchase from OEM, as it comes by default with the NGFW bundle."
  • "The pricing for Check Point IPS is competitive and brings good value for the money."
  • "The module has a considerable cost but you can save by purchasing a package with several modules instead of making a single purchase."
  • "Pricing for this solution is negotiable and I'm happy with our pricing."
  • "There is a license needed to use the Check Point IPS which is not expensive. However, the Check Point IPS device is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Some of the features for views and visualization are already predefined as default files.
    Top Answer:It is always important to validate the costs and characteristics of the available tools. I recommend finding a partner that can provide that support to correctly deploy what is necessary.
    Top Answer:The service that we want to see in the future is a capacity to segment the IPS services by equipment. We'd like to see the integration of the communication of the services in the next-generation… 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 products are through subscription. In our case, we bought the complete appliance with… 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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    Also Known As
    Check Point Intrusion Prevention System
    Sourcefire SNORT
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    Overview

    Check Point IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) combines industry-leading IPS protection with breakthrough performance at a lower cost than traditional, stand-alone IPS software solutions. IPS delivers complete and proactive intrusion prevention – all with the deployment and management advantages of a unified and extensible Next Generation Firewall solution. Learn more about IPS Software.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Morton Salt, Medical Advocacy and Outreach, BH Telecom, Lightbeam Health Solutions, X by Orange, Cadence, Nihondentsu, Datastream Connexion, Good Sam, Omnyway, FIASA, Pacific Life, Banco del Pacifico, Control Southern, Xero, Centrify
    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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    Computer Software Company19%
    Security Firm19%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Logistics Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government5%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Check Point IPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point IPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,757 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point IPS is ranked 2nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 24 reviews while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 16th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 3 reviews. Check Point IPS is rated 8.8, while Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Check Point IPS writes "Helpful alerts and reporting, granular rule options, and the update schedule is flexible". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Intelligent with good threat detection capabilities but could be easier to implement". Check Point IPS is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Darktrace, Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB and Fortinet FortiGate IPS, whereas Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco NGIPS, Darktrace and Cisco Secure Network Analytics. See our Check Point IPS vs. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT report.

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