8 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

For scenarios, I described before, like when you have centralized administration and several locations, and the majority of those locations have the same size/requirements, Firepower is well suited. Easy to maintain, relatively cheap to buy. For scenarios too small, like small sales offices like ours, I don't think Firepower could fit, basically because you'll need to invest a certain amount of money to buy, license and deploy.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

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

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

  • Low false positive rate as long as it is properly managed/tuned.
  • Easy to manage and configure with the GUI.
  • Support is great if assistance is needed.
Marc Uydess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

  • 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

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

  • Fine tuning the Firepower policies is tedious and time consuming
Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

  • 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

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
Marc Uydess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

No score
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Usability

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to navigate GUI in the FMC and very effective at performing the intending duties.
Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

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Support Rating

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We didn't have any major issues that let us need support. Only, for this reason, I think Cisco Firepower deserves the rating. Even for small issues, the partner that helped us during the project could solve it quickly. There are also tons of documents and other online resources to help maintain, administer and support the product.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

Cisco Firepower is as well positioned in the Gartner magic quadrant as the others I mentioned and not just because of that, but the product is really good, delivers what it's intended to deliver. For us, the main strategy is to simplify administration and operation and as we're a Cisco customer for several other products, our long term relationship gives us a competitive vantage to negotiate and have great deals. In summary: Cisco Firepower is a great product, can cost the same or less than competitors and it's made by a company we already know and trust.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

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

Return on Investment

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

  • Good visibility into our traffic and automatic threat protection keeps our network and users safe.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint

  • 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

Cisco Firepower NGIPS (formerly Sourcefire 3D)

General

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

Trend Micro TippingPoint

General

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

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