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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

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 Private Cloud Platform

I believe that Qualys Private Cloud Platform is highly scalable and could be appropriate for a small business to a global enterprise. The key question, how safe to do you want to be?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IOS Security

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

  • The first benefit is actually in the vendor. Qualys provides free instructor-led training.
  • Ease of use in a diverse environment.
  • The Qualys Private Cloud Platform has a complete suite of reporting capabilities so you can use your data quickly.
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 Private Cloud Platform

  • The way that devices are catalogued can be tough in a DHCP environment.
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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Private Cloud Platform

While all of the alternative solutions mentioned here are great products, the features and usability that Qualys Private Cloud brought to the table worked out to be the best fit for my organization.
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 Private Cloud Platform

  • Much faster response time for vulnerability management.
  • Overall better security posture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

General

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

General

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

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