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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Overall, management is not terrible if you have a stable network that is not overly complex. If you don't, this product will take considerable time to plan for an effective solution. I will say support is not very helpful, so if you need assistance after the initial sales rep assisted setup, good luck and be prepared to spend hours on the phone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

It’s a dedicated Network Advanced Threat Detection and
Prevention solution. Easy maintenance and low operating costs fit perfectly for
SMEs. Variety of appliance selection makes NX the perfect choice for large
enterprises. As it’s a dedicated solution with its own appliance, price is higher
compared to NGTP add on solutions. FireEye is an ecosystem therefore when you’ve
the EX or HX vice versa, you should be looking to NX. Otherwise, you’re missing
the threat intel exchange on the network side reverse is the true. Sizing is
important before the purchase, if you select a low end model for a busy network
you lose your initial investment. For multiple NX deployments I highly
recommend CMS. Without CMS you’ll lose the threat intel exchange and this will
negatively reduce the risk scores.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

  • Manage high-privilege access to communications equipment. It allows to be granular in the permissions, to have it integrated with the LDAP users and, most importantly, to audit what tasks each user performed.
  • Profile users and devices and assign privileges and access levels based on that combination. It greatly improves the user experience, since it does not depend on the network it is in, but on the access levels it has depending on the device. It also allows self-managed guest access with approval flow, which is essential for our business.
  • It has also allowed us to automate actions based on findings from StealWatch, Umbrella, AMP, etc.
Sebastián Sarasate | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

  • Advanced detection of targeted attacks.
  • Mandiant team effort is a big plus.
  • Inline mitigation capabilities particularly well.
  • Different deployment models for specific needs.
  • License and information sharing selection 1 way or 2 way mode.
  • Frequent updates.
  • Low false positive rates.
  • FireEye sandboxing is immune to sandboxing attacks.
  • Central management (CMS) capabilities for managing several NX's.
  • Extra IPS/IDS functionality in the product.
  • Smartvision specific to lateral movement detection.
  • Upgrades and updates with zero down time.
  • Local FireEye support is superb.
  • Multiple deployment scenarios (span, inline) in the same NX for different interface pairs.
  • SSL inspection support.
  • No need to maintain, build or updates the images. It's highly automatic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

  • Rules and policy sets can get a little confusing and complicated.
  • The UX/UI could definitely use some work as it can be cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

  • Very first detected APT sample can pass the NX even it's inline blocking mode.
  • Performance optimization for busy networks is cumbersome.
  • CMS does not provide all the management capabilities, CLI or local config. Should be done for advanced customization.
  • Constant limitations of tcpdump/ packet capture for 10G interfaces.
  • IPS functionality is a bit cumbersome, not a full feature IPS, lack of signatures and customization of IPS signatures.
  • It's not a full NDR solution or a UBA solution.
  • Lack of device or user mapping.
  • Forensics is based on the specific APT. May not provide the whole story and need some additional tools.
  • You cannot make manual submission to NX (needs AX).
  • You cannot access the kernel directly for deep analy[sis] or troubleshooting (assist from FireEye Support should be taken).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
For us the solution is very easily useable on its own. Perhaps that has to do because we started using ISE in the 1.2 days and have seen it grow during the years. Policy creation, etc. is all very visible and thus easy to use. Deployment of multiple nodes is also incredibly easy and flexible. You can easily add or remove nodes as you wish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

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Support Rating

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 5.6
Based on 7 answers
Cisco support is second to none, both in terms of how you access support but also the knowledge of the individual support teams. If you focus on one technology and provide "manufacturer support" then you can rest assured that you are accessing Cisco's top individuals.I feel like this is a USP for Cisco support.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) stacks up well against other systems because it does what it says and is stable. For us, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is great for managing access to our network devices and systems. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) might not do as much as other products, but you will pay more for those options. If you are looking to manage your devices with no extra fluff, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

FireEye NX is a solid product. It gives you sustainable
security throughout the organization. NX detection engines are more capable
compared to others. Its catch rate is higher, FP rate is lower, [and] speed is
awesome. NX can work for highly regulated environments with 1 way solution.
Operation costs are much lower. Software quality is very good. It may have bugs, but these bugs do not compromise the security in general. SOC team loves the
FireEye NX for its pinpoint detection capabilities. Local and partner support
is exceptional.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

  • Cisco ISE is fairly expensive, but I feel that the time it saves our team is well worth it.
  • We have been able to roll this our to all of our teams, and they can each manage their own device and it is really convenient to have each team mange their own devices
  • Once it is deployed and configured, it seems like there isn't much upkeep, so we don't have to hire someone to manage it we do it by committee.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FireEye Network Security

  • As [a] financial company on the digital markets, we need to be safeguard for 0days and targeted attacks. FireEye NX provides the best updated protection with its enhanced capabilities.
  • Security score based on detection/prevention metrics [is] very high ensuring the highest level of security.
  • APTs in our region successfully detected and mitigated by the NX.
  • For the ROI, in a six month period FireEye is paying off its [investment].
  • One negative thing, especially with increasing network bandwidths, [is that] you need to make [the] investment every two or three years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)

General

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

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) Editions & Modules

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FireEye Network Security

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

FireEye Network Security Editions & Modules

Edition
SmartVision$01
  1. per appliance/ per mbps
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