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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 1.4 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Centralized event and log data collection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Correlation
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Event and log normalization/management
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Deployment flexibility
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • 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.
Jonathan DiRusso | 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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.
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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
8.9
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

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