9 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection is well suited for environments that have a formal cyber-security department. It s not suited for smaller companies that do not have an official cyber-security department. Since these environments typically have an IT person or staff that wears multiple hats and won't have the time to give the product adequate attention to prove its value.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • Spam filtering.
  • Automatic retrieval of malicious emails that have gotten through the filter but were later detected using sample data across all the organizations Proofpoint has as customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • User interface.
  • Administration documentation.
  • The cohesiveness of products.
Fraser Clark | 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Proofpoint offers a lot of products, but they are not particularly well integrated. They all look different, and there is no central location to access them all from, which is disappointing. However, I do know they have a big push for upgrading the UI and usability, so this should improve in the coming months I hope.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection 7.6
Based on 5 answers
Support supplies quick turnaround and professionalism.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection gives more visibility on incoming threats that come in via email. Its competitors leave more to the imagination, whereas Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection already provides those needs right out of the box. Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection is also easier to configure when it comes to an initial implementation. Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection also is ranked high in Gartner.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • Less spoofing emails (Not 100% though).
  • More protection against malicious emails with the use of TRAP.
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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

General

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

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