Peace of mind and another layer of security
January 16, 2021

Peace of mind and another layer of security

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Snort

Currently we are using Snort in the IT department as another layer of security and protection against intrusions and cyber attacks. Many companies as of late are getting hit by hackers and ransomware. Snort solves many security problems with its open source security system that can scan lots of traffic flowing through the network.
  • Catches things Admins may miss with regular network scanning
  • Keeps your network visibility high
  • Is open source so code can be reviewed easily
  • Due to its open source nature, it can be behind in updates
  • It does have quite the complex setup process and configuration
  • You don't get a whole lot of backend support included
  • Caught some security issues we would not have known about
  • Saved time having to configure firewalls to do its same job
  • Takes some processing time off your firewall to do the job of scanning traffic

Do you think Snort delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Snort's feature set?

Yes

Did Snort live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Snort go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Snort again?

Yes

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.