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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

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

RSA NetWitness Network

It is perfectly suited for large organizations aiming for providing web security to the customers or also if they are interested to setup their own security perations center . It is one of the leading security tools in the market and offers comprehensive capability in dealing with web attacks
Utkarsh Ahuja | 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

RSA NetWitness Network

  • Full packet capture allows look back on security events
  • Packet reconstruction is essential to make sense of packets captured
  • Threat analysis of captured packets provide additional indicators of compromise
Anonymous | 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

RSA NetWitness Network

  • The meta part to form the dashboards were a bit complicated
  • The user interface could be made more understandable
Utkarsh Ahuja | 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

RSA NetWitness Network

It was more advanced and comprehensive . The personalized dashboards and view was the major likeable difference . The correlation could help us analyze better and was more effective , the drill down features gives more information at one go
Utkarsh Ahuja | 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

RSA NetWitness Network

  • The tool is great and an important part of my tool box
  • The level of administration needed is a little too high
  • Support relationships have to be customer led and prompted
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

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

RSA NetWitness Network

General

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

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