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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco IOS Security is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco IOS Security

91%
4 Ratings
9.0

Qualys Cloud Platform

90%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco IOS Security

90%
4 Ratings
8.4

Qualys Cloud Platform

84%
8 Ratings

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

Qualys Cloud Platform

It is well suited for environments that are looking for a solution that is top notch for vulnerability scanning, and is the most accurate at doing so. It would also fit environments that have a lot of endpoints to scan or like to have scanning done on an automatic basis.It is less appropriate in environments that want to use a platform right away, without getting training in how to use it, or reading documentation on the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IOS Security

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

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Cloud-based management.
  • Detailed info about the findings: reason, effect, risk, mitigations, etc.
  • Clear UI.
  • Additional modules can be added to the same management interface.(single point of management).
Anonymous | 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

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Reporting service should be available in excel or csv mode
  • Panel for vulnerabilities by category in dashboard
  • Integrated with splunk to monitor the status of missing patch
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

General

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

Starting Price

Qualys Cloud Platform

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco IOS Security

Cisco IOS Security 9.0
Based on 4 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

Qualys Cloud Platform

Qualys Cloud Platform 8.4
Based on 8 answers
We feel Qualys provides required perimeter security for our infrastructure which is hosted on multiple clouds. Together with a comprehensive scanning and continuous monitoring, Qualys is cloud agnostic which gives us flexibility to use it across multiple clouds. We also like the daily reporting and its integration with other productivity tools.
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

Qualys Cloud Platform

Deploying Qualys is really easy, in less than a day you can have everything ready for scanning. Also, Qualys has tons of reports and has tons of extension apps (such as the Asset Management App, which I love).
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

Qualys Cloud Platform

  • Reduction in time taken up by manual security scanning
  • Reduction in out-of-policy security issues
  • Increase in scanning coverage of our technology estate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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