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We performed a comparison between Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service 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. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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 VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and Fortinet Firewall services, but for this product, the service is very good.""The most important feature of this solution is the SLAs.""It works right out of the box. You just have to enable it and you can start working."

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Cons
"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."

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"Regarding technical support, they could use more engineers.""Multi properties could be added to the solution in the future to make it better.""Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution."

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  • "The price of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is pretty reasonable compared to similar solutions."
  • "It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price."
  • "The price of the solution is not expensive, it is less than FortiGate."
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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 VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and… more »
    Top Answer:It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price.
    Top Answer:Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution.
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    Also Known As
    Sourcefire SNORT
    WatchGuard IPS
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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.

    Online attacks and malware continue to evolve, using sophisticated methods to exploit victims. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) provides a preemptive approach to network security that adds an essential layer of threat detection and prevention. IPS protects your network from a wide range of malicious activities, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.

    Offer
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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
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is ranked 15th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is ranked 25th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 3 reviews. Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is rated 7.6, while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is rated 6.0. 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 WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service writes "Provides easy-to-use, real-time protection but the customer support could be improved". Cisco Sourcefire SNORT is most compared with Check Point IPS, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, Cisco NGIPS and Vectra AI, whereas WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Check Point IPS. See our Cisco Sourcefire SNORT vs. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service report.

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