6 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 8.4 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

Overall website access control via the application or specific URL works well and is pretty easy to configure out of the box assuming you purchased the license. For organizations that have a wide variety of specific user needs for one-off websites, it works fantastic in conjunction with using an active directory group to manage this. Utilizing URL Categories is a very simple and easy way to provide a wider net when specific website control is not such a factor. If URL by category is not granular enough, you also have the option to utilize access permissions or restrictions based on external dynamic lists
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Granular filtering with specific categories
  • Constantly updated
  • Alerts you when new categories are added
Kaitlyn Wright | 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • The top down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky as the user may match something higher in the list and not receive all the permissions you intended.
  • The reporting feature for specific URL's could be more easily configured.
  • There is an additional cost for the URL filtering license.
Anonymous | 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo support is excellent, and I have never had to wait when contacting them for support. One of the best support teams in the business, in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

Kaitlyn Wright | 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Ease of user access via active directory groups has been a big time saver and reduced management overhead of having a myriad of specific rules for one off user access requests.
  • You can customize the user response pages, so for instance if a user gets a deny response page, we can provide them our direct contact info on how to request a change in the URL filtering policy thus reducing the need for help desk tickets that sit in a queue for any duration.
  • The request a category change feature at Palo works well and always happens within 24 hours. Meaning if a new site is incorrectly categorized into something you are blocking via URL filtering, you can quickly request a re-categorization and be up and running without making any policy changes to your organization's firewall.
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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

General

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

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