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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

If you have a web platform or any other exposed system, it's important to have an IDS in place. This can be difficult to do right, and if you're a smaller business, you can't have a team dedicated to managing security. Alert Logic takes that burden, makes sure it's working right, and allows your team to focus on your product. With that in mind, it's not a silver bullet, and I took off one point ONLY because I think it would be harder to justify in a large enterprise with a security team already in place. Maybe there's another product out there that'll solve that use case, but Alert Logic was perfect for our needs.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snort

If a colleague was looking to tighten down their network I can easily recommend Snort to them. It gives you some more peace of mind knowing that its always scanning traffic for malicious looking code. Even things your major firewalls and security hardware might miss, Snort has picked up. Its an easy recommendation for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

  • The cloud managed service; the cost benefit and 24x7 monitoring
  • The Alert system went from possibly 24 hours to 1 hour
  • The benefit of nothing having to write our own queries
Jamie Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snort

  • Real Time updates for security signatures via Talos
  • Great signature blocking
  • Excellent reporting via syslog to our Security Analytics collectors.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

  • When we chose Alert Logic, they did not have an IPS solution but intended to use another product to protect our environment and web farm.
  • The product relies on someone to call you after the attack starts.
  • There are no protection mechanisms once an attack is noticed to shut it down. However, using a layered defense as we do, it did not affect us nearly as much as without.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snort

  • Due to the extensive interface, it can be quite overwhelming to try and manage the product. There are many different places to go to set up individual items. It would be nice to simplify the interface down a bit
  • Upgrades can be somewhat hazardous. I think they are working to get the upgrade process streamlined, but currently moving major version (5.x to 6.x) there was a lot of additional work outside of the UI that if not done correctly can tank the system, requiring a fresh load or restore from backup
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

No one else had a good product offering married with the high level of support. The cheaper options such as Alien Vault all seemed to have inferior products and little/no support. And the really big enterprise products might work great, but require a great deal of skills to set up and maintain. Alert Logic pretty much fits in a category to itself.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snort

Sourcefire vs. TippingPoint was a no-brainer for us at the time of deployment. Sourcefire has a more well-defined API using REST that can be leveraged for automating tasks. TippingPoint was just releasing an API that was limited. Also at the time, TippingPoint could not meet our 10Gbps network requirements as Sourcefire could with their 8350 appliances.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

  • The cloud service vs have an on prim dedicated person
  • 24x7 monitoring
  • The detailed threat analysis
Jamie Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Snort

  • Being open source, ROI on free is hard to beat for something that works.
  • I believe it greatly enhances the security of my network.
Curt Dickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Intrusion Detection, part of Alert Logic Professional

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Snort

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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