What users are saying about
22 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7 out of 100
12 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.8 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
8.5

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

85%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco IOS Security

90%
4 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

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.
Read full review

SolarWinds

Due to the high price that SolarWinds has, I do not recommend it for small companies. And if I recommend SolarWinds in large companies with complex infrastructures where constant monitoring and review of the network is required, this system is very complete and helps everyone in the technology team, both network administrators, database administrators, Security Administrators, and Server Administrators are all very happy with this system.
Read full review

Pros

Cisco

  • Authentication.
  • Access lists.
  • Port security.
Read full review

SolarWinds

  • Can integrate with any cloud platform.
  • Easy to use and operate GUI.
  • Advanced Threat protection and monitoring.
  • Highly scalable.
Read full review

Cons

Cisco

  • 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.
Read full review

SolarWinds

  • Steep learning curve.
  • Usually takes a bit to get the scans to run easily in a new environment.
  • Could have more reporting options.
Read full review

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco IOS Security editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Threat Monitor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      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.
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds offers live chat support for all its products built-in. So if you are working on something you can just reach out to someone at that time, and usually get an answer pretty quick. If you are trying to get something done it's a lot better than submitting a ticket and waiting for the email response.
      Read full review

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      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.
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      We selected SolarWinds after reviewing a few products. It came highly regarded by another district, as many of our neighboring districts were looking for stronger safety measures after another experienced a ransomware attack. It was selected because the customer service was highly toted and the strength of the programs was noted by other districts
      Read full review

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • 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.
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      • Pros: Saves time in building use cases
      • Pros: Intrustion detection functionality stands out in the market
      • Cons: Product support is not that good which needs great attention to hold customers
      Read full review

      Screenshots

      Add comparison