Which other products?
It's certainly an appropriate choice being the application designed for page layout. You can do the job in Illustrator, most likely, or even prossibly in Photoshop, but ID has better text handling and multipage capabilities.
I think Adobe has only 2 appropriate applications to create brochures: InDesign and FrameMaker.
Illustrator is for graphics.
Photoshop for images.
Dreamweaver and Muse for Web pages.
What program did you consider to use for a brochure.