Snort vs. SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

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
SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Score 8.1 out of 10
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SonicWall Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) provides sandboxing and intrusion detection for unknown or anomalous network traffic.N/A
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User Ratings
SnortSonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
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User Testimonials
SnortSonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
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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SonicWall
Our customer base is SMB so I can not speak about a larger customer base or organization. I have customers with 3 end points behind the SW and customers with 200 end points behind the SW. The biggest confusion on selection is the WAN / LAN throughput. Once you understand the limitations and select the correct product I have been happy with the product on a wide range of customers. It is a bit pricey for a small operation but if they are handling sensitive data it is very cost effective.
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Pros
Cisco
  • IPS detection.
  • DoS detection.
  • Packet logging.
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SonicWall
  • Filters and prevents phishing attacks
  • Filters and prevents malicious attachments
  • Provides quantitative reporting
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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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SonicWall
  • Sorry, I am very satisfied with the product, nothing I need to change
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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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SonicWall
Support from SW is superior. End of discussion. Fortinet support was lacking in product knowledge and was noting but reading from a script. SW, if the T1 can not answer I get to T2 immediately. Never an issue to get a resolution in minutes, not hours or days. The staff knows their limits and escalates without question.
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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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SonicWall
  • I trust the product to protect my customer base.
  • They do not differentiate themselves very well. It is a difficult sell cycle.
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