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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IOS Security

When it comes to security on the edge of your network (downstream) Cisco's IOS security features provide pretty much everything you need when it comes to securing your network, network devices, and access. I would absolutely recommend Cisco switches due to many reasons, but a big reason is security.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

Intermapper is a light weight, quick and easy to use monitoring application. It will get you up and monitoring key infrastructure devices with a simple management interface and effective alert system that doesn't generate a lot of noise. It provides mobile device access through a web interface and is relatively inexpensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
7.7
Network monitoring
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
10.0
Baseline threshold calculation
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
6.4
Alerts
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
10.0
Network capacity planning
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
7.0
Packet capture analysis
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
8.0
Network mapping
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
9.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
6.8
Hardware health monitoring
Cisco IOS Security
Intermapper
10.0

Pros

Cisco IOS Security

  • Authentication.
  • Access lists.
  • Port security.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

  • The best thing about Intermapper is that it is map-based. You start by building your map, which is done completely automatically. I've used many different monitoring software packages, Solarwinds, Nagios, Opmanager, and it is a royal PITA to create live maps with those.
  • Another great feature is that it shows you, visually, the bandwidth utilization of your network by using "ants" and color codes. Incredibly useful.
  • Alarms are very easy to setup, again much easier than the packages mentioned above.
Jim Cobb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IOS Security

  • Cisco could provide an initial set up script for those are not used to the CLI (Command Line Interface). With that initial script, people could easily deploy the security features instead of having to learn how to use the commands.
  • The web interface that Cisco provides with the routers, although it’s useful to set up the security features, it could also have some sort of tutorials to help people understand the main concepts of iOS security.
  • You have to license iOS security separately from the main OS. For that reason, sometimes it tends to be a little expensive if you have a small business.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

  • Setting up probes in bulk can be difficult, so it can take a long time to get the system set up correctly to start.
  • Sometimes the probes can be sensitive and report false positives.
  • Interface can be a little clunky and non intuitive at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IOS Security

Cisco IOS Security 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Cisco has the best Support team that gives us 24/7 support as we need. Cisco has huge detailed documentation for design, implementation, and troubleshooting all areas of the IOS security.There are many communities discussing all Cisco devices and solutions for studying groups and for customers to share their stories, technical problem and solutions.
Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

Intermapper 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product works well and is very easy to maintain. As such, we haven't had many occasions to use support. When we have called them they were easy to contact and responsive to our questions. We have had the product for years and it may have been a year or better since the last time we contacted them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco IOS Security

I also like HP Procurve. It is my choice when the customer cannot afford Cisco. Cisco is better all round but HP is the only other [product] I will use if I have a choice.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

Intermapper is a cross between WhatsUp Gold and Nagios. WhatsUp Gold being for a less technical end-user and Nagios doing more than just SNMP scans and up down monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco IOS Security

  • Cisco iOS security helped our business deploy a relatively safe solution for a small amount of money.
  • If you don’t have enough budget to invest in a robust and expensive firewall solution, you can safely use Cisco iOS security to protect your branch or remote office without compromise your network.
  • Because Cisco iOS security uses a simple command-line based interface, you can deploy standardized scripts and keep the operational costs low.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Intermapper

  • Ability to provide real time alerting has proven to save our necks multiple times, since polling intervals could be set at a very low intervals.
  • Real time monitoring of links provided ability to identify bottlenecks in real time!
  • Writing custom probes, saved us thousands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

General

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

Intermapper

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IOS Security
8.5
Intermapper
8.7

Support Rating

Cisco IOS Security
9.0
Intermapper
9.0

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