9 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

For scenarios, I described before, like when you have centralized administration and several locations, and the majority of those locations have the same size/requirements, Firepower is well suited. Easy to maintain, relatively cheap to buy. For scenarios too small, like small sales offices like ours, I don't think Firepower could fit, basically because you'll need to invest a certain amount of money to buy, license and deploy.
Eduardo Viero | 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 (NGIPS)

  • Low false positive rate as long as it is properly managed/tuned.
  • Easy to manage and configure with the GUI.
  • Support is great if assistance is needed.
Marc Uydess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Data filtering.
  • URL categorization.
  • File blocking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • Fine tuning the Firepower policies is tedious and time consuming
Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Visibility into signatures and how they function/what triggers them would be very beneficial.
  • Lacking customizability compared to other tools.
  • Inability to write custom signatures easily and for traffic with small (less than 8 bit) signatures.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

No score
No answers yet
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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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

No score
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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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

Cisco Firepower is as well positioned in the Gartner magic quadrant as the others I mentioned and not just because of that, but the product is really good, delivers what it's intended to deliver. For us, the main strategy is to simplify administration and operation and as we're a Cisco customer for several other products, our long term relationship gives us a competitive vantage to negotiate and have great deals. In summary: Cisco Firepower is a great product, can cost the same or less than competitors and it's made by a company we already know and trust.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

We ended up with Palo Alto and NTP for a multitude of reasons, including price point, the clean interface, great reporting, and ease of management. NTP specifically covered all our bases and then some over the competition.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • Good visibility into our traffic and automatic threat protection keeps our network and users safe.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Threat Protection adds a positive multi layered defense.
  • Reduces time to review and triage unwanted network connections by implementing Geo Blocking.
  • Ease of deploying a single Security Group Profile across multiple existing or new rules reduces management time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

General

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

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

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