27 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 1.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Snort

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    10%
    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    6 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    6 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Snort

    84%
    5 Ratings
    1.0

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    10%
    3 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Snort

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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • Making promises about a service and product.
    • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
    • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
    Anonymous | 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • 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.
    Jonathan DiRusso | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Snort

    General

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

    Starting Price

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    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.
    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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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