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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

Overall website access control via the application or specific URL works well and is pretty easy to configure out of the box assuming you purchased the license. For organizations that have a wide variety of specific user needs for one-off websites, it works fantastic in conjunction with using an active directory group to manage this. Utilizing URL Categories is a very simple and easy way to provide a wider net when specific website control is not such a factor. If URL by category is not granular enough, you also have the option to utilize access permissions or restrictions based on external dynamic lists
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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Granular filtering with specific categories
  • Constantly updated
  • Alerts you when new categories are added
Kaitlyn Wright | 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • The top down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky as the user may match something higher in the list and not receive all the permissions you intended.
  • The reporting feature for specific URL's could be more easily configured.
  • There is an additional cost for the URL filtering license.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

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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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

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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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo support is excellent, and I have never had to wait when contacting them for support. One of the best support teams in the business, in my opinion.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

Kaitlyn Wright | 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 URL Filtering PAN-DB

  • Ease of user access via active directory groups has been a big time saver and reduced management overhead of having a myriad of specific rules for one off user access requests.
  • You can customize the user response pages, so for instance if a user gets a deny response page, we can provide them our direct contact info on how to request a change in the URL filtering policy thus reducing the need for help desk tickets that sit in a queue for any duration.
  • The request a category change feature at Palo works well and always happens within 24 hours. Meaning if a new site is incorrectly categorized into something you are blocking via URL filtering, you can quickly request a re-categorization and be up and running without making any policy changes to your organization's firewall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS

General

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

Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB

General

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

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