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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

The Cisco Secure IPS [is] designed to give more visibility to [an] organization's network with deep analysis of any type of network behavior. It also [analyzes] the data for applications and other devices. This is well suited for every organization in the current world. Cyber attack incidents are increasing day by day and every organization is more secure with more visibility of the network. It provides a bundle of features to fulfill [all of] your requirements. It can protect your organization from any type of cyber attack.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet's Fortigate is a Firewall which can be suited to all the types of organizations starting from Small/ mid size to Large enterprises. Due to its cost effectiveness even a Small organizations can afford it. In the return Fortigate will give you the industry best technology to secure your organization infra.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.1
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.1
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
8.9
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
8.9
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.2
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.1
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.6
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
8.9
VPN
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.6
High Availability
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.3
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.3
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
8.4

Pros

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • The option to deploy it as a virtual machine in a UCS-E inside a Cisco Router is something to consider a lot. It simplifies a lot the deployment in places where you need to optimize resources and keep things simple. It also saves some money on unnecessary hardware.
  • Having the most complete license, we can have in the same box IPS, inspection for malware and URL filtering. As Cisco uses Talos Intelligence network to mitigate and evaluate risks, having this complete set of security features turns the box into a powerful resource to protect our remote locations. Considering the hyper-connected business we have today, it's almost impossible to think that we can run a business without this kind of protection.
  • The integration between Firepower NGIPS and other products, like Cisco ISE and Splunk, is also a key feature for this solution. In both cases, you can integrate the product to have the best of both. As a security appliance, it's very important for us to have all the logs centralized in Splunk and this is done simply connecting FMC (Firepower Management Console) to the Splunk collector.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • It is the most reliable NGFW that we have ever been touch with it.
  • You can easily upgrade the firewall cluster firmware without user attention!!!
  • User IDentity based feature is fantastic and intrusion prevention just works with least false-positive possible.
  • Very reachfull and intuitive GUI, just love it
Amin Mirzakhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • Wish additional modules were included such as FireAmp.
  • Wish it was easier to include customized signatures if needed. Required to know how to code with Snort in order to add real customization.
Marc Uydess | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • When we switched to Fortinet Fortigate, it took some time getting used to and become familiar with the new interface. Being used to strictly command-line interfaces, a full GUI-based firewall was something brand new. Careful planning had to be done when creating rules to ensure we didn't miss anything. However, once we got used to the new GUI interface, going from one Fortinet product to another was simple, as Fortinet used the same interface for all of its devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
Marc Uydess | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to navigate GUI in the FMC and very effective at performing the intending duties.
Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 6 answers
The user interface shared among many simultaneous users is very easy to get around. With shared favorites among users, most tasks are easily bookmarked and can quickly be found and edited. Their strategy for web filter integration is easy to understand and manage as well. With some general direction, setup and maintenance were easy to do and easy to teach others in the organization to do as well.
Jeff Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We didn't have any major issues that let us need support. Only, for this reason, I think Cisco Firepower deserves the rating. Even for small issues, the partner that helped us during the project could solve it quickly. There are also tons of documents and other online resources to help maintain, administer and support the product.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 33 answers
We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

Cisco Secure IPS is our first product. We were not using any other tools before. We are very happy with the Cisco Secure IPS features and customer support
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

Fortinet was well placed on the Gartner report which lead to my initial investigation into the company. I quickly narrowed my selections down to Palo Alto and Fortinet, due to feature set, reputation and ease of use. Fortinet won out simply because Palo Alto did not offer a small branch style firewall at the time I was looking. I'm very glad they did. I have enjoyed working with their products from the moment they were first racked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • Has made it much easier to determine when incidents have occurred
  • Has been effective in reducing false positives and making solution management more efficient and cost effective
Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiGate

  • Fortigates have an interesting bundle model for support and subscription services that make it an attractive option to deploy Firewall, IDS, Ant-virus, anti-SPAM in a single device. The cost of the bundle is pretty much what you pay for the device, not requiring huge expenditures on it's time to renew the hardware.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

General

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

FortiGate

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.1
FortiGate
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
10.0
FortiGate
9.9

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
FortiGate
9.8

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