6 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100

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

  • Data filtering.
  • URL categorization.
  • File blocking.
Anonymous | 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

  • Visibility into signatures and how they function/what triggers them would be very beneficial.
  • Lacking customizability compared to other tools.
  • Inability to write custom signatures easily and for traffic with small (less than 8 bit) signatures.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

We ended up with Palo Alto and NTP for a multitude of reasons, including price point, the clean interface, great reporting, and ease of management. NTP specifically covered all our bases and then some over the competition.
Derek Benson | 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

  • Threat Protection adds a positive multi layered defense.
  • Reduces time to review and triage unwanted network connections by implementing Geo Blocking.
  • Ease of deploying a single Security Group Profile across multiple existing or new rules reduces management time.
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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

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