Greetings Firewallers! I've seen much discussion lately
on here regarding intrusion and thought I would ask for
comments on some issues I am looking into.
I am in the process of evaluating NetRanger and CyberCop
and would like to hear if anyone else has done a comparision. When talking to both Network General and
Wheelgroup I get confusing messages and would
like to validate these claims.
NetGeneral salesperson told me that CyberCop was superior
because of GUI and speed. He also indicated that NetRanger has a very poor GUI
making it difficult to configure and
that in testing, NetRanger had very difficult time keeping
up even at T1 speeds and you had to buy dedicated hardware.
When I enquired whether CyberCop would be slow as well
because they use much of Wheelgroup's technology, the NG
guy said they were planning to completely replace any of
Wheelgroup's code because of the poor performance and
questionable comments in the code that had strong
ties to another organization's propietary patented technology.
When talking with the Wheelgroup salesperson, his pitch
was that NetRanger was an enterprise solution and that
CyberCop was too instable of a product to be considered as a reliable platform.
Also, indicated that Wheelgroup's
engineers were leading the intrusion detection area with
new functionality, and that CyberCop was an inferior
product and Network General had no security expertise
Wheelgroup seemed to want to sell me an NSC router based solution along with NetRanger, but after talking with
the StorageTek, they are planning to discontinuiung
to sell and support those routers in the upcoming months.
I am not sure why I would want to pay $50K+ for a router
that is about to be discontinued and unsupported.
Anyone who has evaluated these two intrusion technologies,
please e-mail your comments. When talking to salespeople,
I get a lot of fluff and this mailing list usually
provides concrete information for helping make decisions.
If anyone knows of any comparision on the web, I'd
appreciate the URL.
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