Snort vs. RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Snort
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Sourcefire developed Snort, an open source intrusion prevention system capable of real-time traffic analysis and packet logging. Snort was acquired (and is now supported) by Cisco in 2013.N/A
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Score 1.4 out of 10
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RackFoundry was a firewall solution with VPN, SIEM, automated vulnerability scanning and log management features scaled for SME’s. It has been discontinued and is no longer available.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Snort
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Ratings
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
1.0
3 Ratings
154% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(5 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Discontinued Products
RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
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Pros
Cisco
  • IPS detection.
  • DoS detection.
  • Packet logging.
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Discontinued Products
  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Discontinued Products
  • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Discontinued Products
Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Being open source, ROI on free is hard to beat for something that works.
  • I believe it greatly enhances the security of my network.
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Discontinued Products
  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
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