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Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Cisco Secure IPS

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Splunk Enterprise

    87%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    51 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    50 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    99 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    47 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    47 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    101 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    36 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure IPS is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cisco Secure IPS

    91%
    6 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco Secure IPS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Cisco Secure IPS

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Secure IPS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco Secure IPS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    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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    Splunk

    Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
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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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    Splunk

    • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
    • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
    • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
    • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
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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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    Splunk

    • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
    • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
    • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
    • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Secure IPS

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Secure IPS editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Splunk Enterprise

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Splunk Enterprise editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        We are in the middle of outsourcing and may not be able to keep this product.
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        Splunk

        We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
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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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        Splunk

        You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Splunk

        When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
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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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        Splunk

        Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Splunk

        Smooth without too many major issues.
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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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        Splunk

        I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
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        Scalability

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Splunk

        Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
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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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        Splunk

        • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
        • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
        • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
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