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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Snort is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Snort

84%
5 Ratings
8.0

Guardicore Centra

80%
1 Rating

Usability

Snort

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Guardicore Centra

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Snort

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Guardicore Centra

90%
1 Rating

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

Guardicore Centra

This is the best possible solution for enterprise-level organizations where server counts will be in the thousands. To manage these and understand the communication can be very cumbersome without this tool. Ease of creation map zone and application-wise can be relaxing to OS teams and support teams as well. There is no limit to labeling schema of servers and it gives the freedom to do so.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Snort

  • IPS detection.
  • DoS detection.
  • Packet logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Guardicore Centra

  • Network traffic flow within environment of organization.
  • Creating maps for visibility and drill down is a key feature.
  • Labelling of servers can be done via running script.
  • Alerts can be sensitized for the traffic not seen.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Snort

  • At times can be unstable with Cisco bugs, require frequent upgrading.
  • FTD images that are being pushed for ASAs are less efficient from an administration standpoint, no CLI.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Guardicore Centra

  • Limited support to legacy infrastructure.
  • Integration with third party is a bit tedious.
  • Awaiting support for Kubernetes in the next version.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

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

Starting Price

Guardicore Centra

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Snort

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Guardicore Centra

Guardicore Centra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The solution is deployed throughout the organization. Teams are working and integrating it with the help desk tool wherever required. Helps in identifying the network traffic flows in lateral movement and east and west as well. Allows policies by default and later fine-tuning to be done to narrow it and enforce blocking action. Exporting reports from the tool is easy and can be observed for any issues.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Snort

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Guardicore Centra

Guardicore Centra 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has been available 24*7. It also depends on criticality but support is available. Also, the right expertise from the team helps in identifying the issue quickly and this helps in less production downtime if required. The ticket is resolved with RCA.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Snort

For our organization, the Cisco defense in depth concept works the best. While Cisco can be made to work with other vendors, we have found the best in depth protection by integrating Cisco products for maximum visibility. We had a Barracuda Web Filter, but it was difficult to maintain when you had limited scope on what you could block, so we created a whitelist only setup which required a lot of additional manpower. This wouldn't have covered new threats with DNS spoofing and the like.Sourcefire also integrated with our anti-malware platform (Cisco AMP) for even better visibility on what may be happening on the end users workstation. We are planning on adding in Cisco ISE to complete the approach and possibly stealthwatch to cover our bases in the future. The Palo Alto gear was interesting, but it was priced far out of our range.
David Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Guardicore Centra

1) No limit to labeling schema.2) Ease of creating maps with respect to zone, environment, subnets, etc.3) Ease of creating policies and publishing the same.4) Deception 5) Integration with monitoring tool (grafana)6) Changes in the agent can be considered if there are legacy systems, time-consuming but can be achieved with the right information.
Harmesh Trivedi | 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

Guardicore Centra

  • Blocking unwarranted traffic can really boost security of organization.
  • Alerts can be triggered to SIEM servers and help in timely action.
  • Need to be very careful before configuring and publishing block policies in the production environment.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

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