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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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

We use this among all our clients. When we first start working with a new client we run scans on their networks and then try to show them where they are vulnerable, and where they should shore up their security. Then we use those reports to road map how we want to fix their infrastructure.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IOS Security

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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

  • Cloud based so no footprint
  • Log collection and correlation allowing analysis
  • Log archiving
  • Very scalable with a low cost
Rob Bates | 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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

  • Steep learning curve.
  • Usually takes a bit to get the scans to run easily in a new environment.
  • Could have more reporting options.
chris maddox | 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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

SolarWinds Threat Monitor 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
chris maddox | 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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

Threat Monitor is very new on the scene. Its obviously not at the same level as some of the established vendors yet. We also deploy Alienvault for example and its nowhere near the same level as this, however the cost model between these two products reflects that. Alienvault however does have a physical footprint on the environment, whereas Threat Monitor doesnt. If you have the paitence to wait, Threat Monitor will surely only improve over time.
Rob Bates | 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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

  • We're now able to archive our logs, in the cloud and search through events with relative ease. Previously we would have to trawl through servers.
  • Alarm intrusion allows us to respond to threats before, rather than after they have occurred.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco IOS Security

Pricing Details

Cisco IOS Security

General

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

SolarWinds Threat Monitor

General

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

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