6 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings
7.9

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

79%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

IPS sensors are more suited for companies that do not have visibility into their network with third-party analyzing tools. Scenarios would be to place IPS sensors at the perimeter firewalls mainly. IPS sensors are less appropriate for companies that have third-party analyzing tools that will mitigate vulnerabilities and malicious traffic and activities already.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Detects threats
  • Included in other Cisco tools
  • Feeds for automatic actualization
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Anti virus
  • Vulnerability protection
  • Anti spyware
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • The web GUI is somewhat slow.
  • Sometimes difficult to adjust policies.
  • Fail open feature may not work properly all the time.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
  • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
  • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

HP and Fortinet were in the PoC, too, but we decided to use Cisco IPS because it integrated with the rest of our Cisco equipment better. It was well integrated in the ACI datacenter, too. Performance and actual integration work with Cisco. Most of the workers at our company are familiar with Cisco.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

  • Recognize virus outbreaks.
  • Find unauthorized administrative traffic.
  • Customization needs to be done to reach your objective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
  • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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