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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

As specified earlier, the product is very helpful to monitor the FTP, ODBC, JDBC, SQL and remote commands. What queries are coming to the system and who is issuing the commands so that we can analyze the and restrict their access if its not required. It helped us catch [a lot of] unauthorized users.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

  • Restricted FTP users
  • ODBC/JDBC connection restrictions
  • Exit Point Security Performance, Flexibility
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

  • Adding a user to the exit point manger and then specifying the same user to restrict for particular service is bit complex i feel, instead of that making only one entry to restriction would be good.
  • All Features are good
  • Can maintain all systems from central system.
Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

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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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

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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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

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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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

Helpsystems was one of the best leading third-party service provider in the Market for IBM i. Since we are already customer for the Helpsystems and their support is awesome. We need the best products in market and Helpsystems has all the good tools that suits to my environment. All we need is the best support when its required which Helpsystems support team doing at its best.

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Srikanth Doddapaneni | 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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

  • Controlling of unauthorized access
  • Monitoring the exit point manger logs to restrict data access only to authorized people.
  • Monitor of FTP, ODBC, SQL, Remote Commands and block attacks on IBM i DB2
Srikanth Doddapaneni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

General

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

Powertech Exit Point Manager for IBM i

General

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

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