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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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
7.9

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

79%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
1 Rating

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cisco Secure IPS

100%
1 Rating

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
4 Ratings

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

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 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Anti virus
  • Vulnerability protection
  • Anti spyware
Darshil Sanghvi | 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Sometimes I struggle to find the deny or specific traffic log for file blocking profile under Unified logs.
  • Reporting around Threat Prevention suite could be much better.
  • Possibly a specific threat prevention search function that spans across of threat features.
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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

It is comparable but not as robust as other stand alone IPS/IDS.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • We have various compliance standards we have to meet and the Palo Alto with its Networks Threat Protection suite has checked off pretty much all the boxes we needed and at a price point that couldn't be easily beat for comparable features, throughput, etc.
  • IT/Network staff has saved a A LOT of time using this platform for protection (coming from an ASA)
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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