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We performed a comparison between Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and IBM Security Network IPS 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 Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. IBM Security Network IPS report (Updated: September 2022).
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"It is quite an intelligent product.""Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is easy to configure and the reporting is great. It's also very user-friendly."

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"The initial setup is simple."

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Cons
"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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"I'd like to see more integration with other tools and technologies."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer:The most valuable feature is its simplicity.
Top Answer:The features are slightly behind what else is available in the market, which is something that IBM has to improve on. When it comes to benchmarking the latest technology, IBM is a little bit slower in… more »
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Also Known As
Sourcefire SNORT
Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, IBM Security Network Protection, XGS, GX
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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.

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System appliances are designed to stop constantly evolving threats before they impact your business. This means providing both high levels of protection and performance, while lowering the overall cost and complexity associated with deploying and managing a large number of point solutions.
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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 Australia
Equifax, Christian Hospital Centre
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government6%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise65%
Buyer's Guide
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Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 15th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews while IBM Security Network IPS is ranked 20th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.6, while IBM Security Network IPS is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Sourcefire SNORT writes "Intelligent with good threat detection capabilities but could be easier to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Security Network IPS writes "User-friendly and has a good blocking feature but is quite expensive". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Check Point IPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Cisco NGIPS and Darktrace, whereas IBM Security Network IPS is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Trend Micro Deep Discovery, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Cisco Umbrella.

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