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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Forcepoint DLP

In scenarios where you are just trying to block specific types of data based on a rule, it can be used very effectively.If you are trying to use fingerprinting to classify data, Forcepoint is not well suited for this. You would need a separate technology in order to classify data appropriately.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Forcepoint DLP

  • It is a very complete solution that addresses a wide range of different security issues and it does it well.
  • Forcepoint's Technical Support is on the ball. They have improved greatly over the last 3 years.
  • The level of professionalism from Forcepoint really completes the picture.
David Stanfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Forcepoint DLP

  • Remote filtering is not as advanced as we would like.
  • Support time is not as quick as needed in most cases.
  • Upgrades of appliances and software is not as easy as other solutions.
  • HTTPS inspection needs to hand a valid cert and doesnt work correctly with all vendors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Snort

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Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 7.6
Based on 7 answers
We have been fairly happy with the product and how it has worked. We have looked at other vendors for url filter and such and have not found one that meets our needs or does what we have been doing with Websense. The product has been fairly stable and we have only had a few issues in the past. We have all seen that it was one of the highest leaders from the Gartner Group Magic Quadrant for Web Gateways.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Snort

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Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Product is very customizable and easy to setup and change on the fly.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Snort

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Forcepoint DLP

Forcepoint DLP 5.5
Based on 13 answers
Because we've brought our problem of inexplicable web traffic disruption and they effectively ceased working with our troubleshooting team even though we'd eliminated other avenues as the potential source of the problem. Once they stopped helping us look for a problem, their product became less appealing as the long-term solution. They may claim to want to be "my" (or "your") partner, but partners need to stick it out beyond the "traffic looks good from my perspective" attitude. They need to help us figure out what we're doing differently that could negatively impact business.
John Keenan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Forcepoint DLP

We have tried out Office 365 and Trend Micro DLP but those solutions have not worked out as we hoped. That said, when we looked at Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention, there were only minor issues we came across that did not have any negative impact and overall, the solution was what we needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Forcepoint DLP

  • The exchange of financial documents with customers creates extreme risk as data loss could result in financial and reputation damage to the customer. The cost of deploying Forcepoint is fractions of pennies compared to the potential financial impact of data loss.
  • There is some administrative overhead associated as false positives are inevitable, requiring a manual review and a potential loss of productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

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

Forcepoint DLP

General

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

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