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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure IPS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Secure IPS

91%
6 Ratings
7.0

McAfee Network Security Platform

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
1 Rating

McAfee Network Security Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cisco Secure IPS

100%
1 Rating

McAfee Network Security Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
4 Ratings

McAfee Network Security Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS

Cisco Secure IPS is required for every organization and it gives us all the advanced security features for more visibility and control on our incoming and outgoing network traffic. We can easy to configure and management is also very easy. You can deploy in the existing network very easily. The price is very low and performance is very high and it works very quickly on threats and takes the necessary action.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Network Security Platform

McAfee Network Security does do what it promises, and it integrates nicely with other McAfee services my work computer has. Sometimes I do feel though that McAfee does hinder your computer/internet performance, but maybe it's a trade-off that's worth it. I do wish they would refine their threat detection so some websites that I don't think are harmful and want to visit for work purposes aren't blocked. There's been times where I google a question and a website has the answer but McAfee will block it. If you're in a position at a financial company like me, where you're dealing with sensitive/private information, it's important to have this type of software to protect data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Secure IPS

  • 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Download protection
  • Keeps you from harmful sites
  • Encrypts computer data
  • Prevents DDoS attacks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS

  • 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Sometimes can slow internet/computer speed
  • At times can stop software downloads that I don't deem harmful and need to download
  • May also block a website that isn't harmful that I wanted to visit because it has helpful information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS

General

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

Starting Price

McAfee Network Security Platform

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS

Cisco Secure IPS 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS

Cisco Secure IPS 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS

Cisco Secure IPS 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure IPS

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

McAfee Network Security Platform

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure IPS

  • 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

McAfee Network Security Platform

  • Protects information
  • Keeps viruses off of programs
  • Integrates seamlessly with other McAfee products on my computer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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