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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX is well suitable for large-scale organizations and also large service providers who use Advanced security and routing features and provide service to clients. juniper is very expensive and difficult to configure.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
8.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
7.6
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
6.7
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
9.1
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
9.1
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
8.7
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
7.6
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
8.7
VPN
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
9.7
High Availability
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
9.6
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
9.4
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Juniper SRX
7.8

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

Juniper SRX

  • One JUNOS is the Juniper mantra, including for the SRXs. While not entirely true, it comes close enough that if you learn some SRX configuration tricks, they will likely work across all of your SRXs.
  • Out of the box, with no additional license required, you have a NextGen firewall, by default. You can turn off the firewall and have just a plain ole router.
Anonymous | 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

Juniper SRX

  • My only real criticism of the product is that it's hard to figure out how to upgrade the firmware from the CLI via TFTP via the docs, but it works great once you get it sorted.
Bear Golightly | 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

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Juniper SRX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Juniper SRX

Juniper SRX 5.9
Based on 4 answers
This is the one area where I have a beef with Juniper. When I called into Cisco TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I spoke with was able to resolve my issue. With Juniper TAC, 90% of the time, the first person I speak with is not able to resolve my issue, seems to almost be reading from a script, and must escalate my ticket. All of which takes time.
Anonymous | 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

Juniper SRX

The juniper is very versatile router/firewall box. it is an excellent router/edge device with zone based firewall.
The PaloAlto and the Fortinet have better GUIs and similar firewall featureset but they are not as flexible routers.
The Cisco CSR1kv is the only box that I would rank similar or higher to the Juniper SRX as it is as versatile as a router and supports the same security feature-set as the Juniper but it has better support and Cisco IOS is more widely adopted by the industry.
Amr Momtaz | 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

Juniper SRX

  • It is a workhorse for our field operations. It provides the last touch for an ISP to the customer. The customer has no view of the device, but with the repeatability of the device, they do not need to.
  • The ability to roll out a dynamic routing protocol attached to a security zone allows elasticity to the environment that supports growth.
  • VLAN support on the inside interfaces allow this to be the only device in some smaller deployments we install these in.
Eric Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

General

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

Juniper SRX

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.1
Juniper SRX
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
Juniper SRX
9.1

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
10.0
Juniper SRX

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
Juniper SRX
5.9

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