27 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 7 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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

Great for large enterprises 10k users or more and as part of defense in depth. Medium and small business you are better off looking for a cheaper UTM solution that does it all in one. It comes down to cost, are you willing to fund the cost of breaking out IPS functionality or moving towards a unified solution?
Brian Hoadley | 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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Tipping point had a very nice GUI interface that sat on top of snort rules. It was easy to access, had nice customization of dashboards and output to syslog for SIEM solutions.
  • It was easy to configure rule sets, allow groups or singular allow/blocks or white-listing.
  • Security rule sets could be tweaked up or down and allow/drops signatures could be configured to help increase performance.
Brian Hoadley | 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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Biggest qualms I had with TippingPoint was that it was just a tad on the expensive side for what you get. Nowadays everything has gone UTM in firewalls and they do it all including IPS as part of the basic functionality so really, TP is losing a massive market share.
  • Don't see a future in the roadmap with so many other vendors getting onto the "unified" wagon and adding IPS as part of their service and at a cheaper price.
Brian Hoadley | 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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

Most other firewall UTM solutions, Cisco, Palo Alto, Fidelis, etc.
Brian Hoadley | 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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Negative cash flow, positive addition to our defense in depth strategy at one of the largest healthcare organizations in Georgia (at that time).
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Snort

General

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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

General

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

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