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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Snort

84%
5 Ratings
7.9

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

79%
4 Ratings

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Snort

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Anti virus
  • Vulnerability protection
  • Anti spyware
Darshil Sanghvi | 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
  • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
  • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

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

Starting Price

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

Starting Price

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
  • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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