11 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
28 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure IPS is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Secure IPS

91%
6 Ratings
9.9

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

99%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
1 Rating

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cisco Secure IPS

100%
1 Rating
6.0

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

60%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure IPS

90%
4 Ratings
7.7

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

77%
8 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint is definitely not for smaller organizations. I don't think that the price point and feature set is designed for that, but it is definitely for organizations that have upwards of 100 or more mailboxes that need to be monitored and protected. We do think that our organization is right in the Proofpoint sweet spot of 200+ mailboxes.
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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • Identify suspicious emails
  • Categorizing various threats
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • There isn't a convenient one-source portal area yet for all Proofpoint products if you utilize more than one.
  • Our servers can sometimes be slow when loading pages, after placing tickets if the speeds go back up, support doesn't really do a deep dive on what's happening.
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

Proofpoint Advanced 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

Proofpoint Advanced 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

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

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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection 7.7
Based on 8 answers
Support supplies quick turnaround and professionalism.
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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

We use Proofpoint Threat Protection in conjunction with Microsoft 365. While Microsoft does have some very nice email security features that are getting better every day, we do think that Proofpoint is a value add and have no inclination to discontinue use or look for another product at this time.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

  • Blocking suspicious emails preventing threats.
  • Being able to identify trends when it comes to threats coming into our environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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