Cisco Secure IPS vs. RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Secure IPS
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Secure IPS (formerly Firepower Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System, or NGIPS) is an intrusion detection response system that produces security data and enhances the analysis by InsightOps. The technology replaces the former Sourcefire 3D IPS. Cisco acquired Sourcefire in 2013.N/A
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Score 1.4 out of 10
N/A
RackFoundry was a firewall solution with VPN, SIEM, automated vulnerability scanning and log management features scaled for SME’s. It has been discontinued and is no longer available.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Secure IPS
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Ratings
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
1.0
3 Ratings
155% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(6 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Secure IPSRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Discontinued Products
RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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.
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Discontinued Products
  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Discontinued Products
  • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
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Discontinued Products
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Usability
Cisco
Very easy to navigate GUI in the FMC and very effective at performing the intending duties.
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Discontinued Products
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Discontinued Products
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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
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Discontinued Products
Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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
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Discontinued Products
  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
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