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RE: Recommending an IDS system
From: "Mitchell Rowton" <mrowton () bdo com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 08:41:57 -0500

I evaluated Sourcefire, Snort, and ISS last year for deployment at a
previous company.  We decided Snort wasn't a good idea for us because it
wasn't enterprise ready (or we didn't have the in house expertise to
make it enterprise ready)

I thought that Sourcefire had a very good product with two exceptions.
(1)  I had assumed that it would be cheaper than other enterprise IDS
software (ISS, Dragon)  As it turns out it really wasn't.  This wasn't a
deciding factor because ISS, our other option, was just as expensive. 
(2) We had a large deployment, and we didn't have a large comfort factor
in being one of the largest customers for a brand new company.  

On another note, I am now using the free Sentinix http://sentinix.org/
which can be used for all sorts of things, including enterprise
manageability of numerous Snort sensors.

--
Mitchell

<JGrimshaw () ASAP com> 03/09/04 09:59AM >>>
Does anyone have any insight into the Sourcefire products?  They are
Linux 
appliances  based on the Snort system.



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