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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

The Cisco Secure IPS [is] designed to give more visibility to [an] organization's network with deep analysis of any type of network behavior. It also [analyzes] the data for applications and other devices. This is well suited for every organization in the current world. Cyber attack incidents are increasing day by day and every organization is more secure with more visibility of the network. It provides a bundle of features to fulfill [all of] your requirements. It can protect your organization from any type of cyber attack.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

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.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Centralized event and log data collection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.4
Event and log normalization/management
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.4
Deployment flexibility
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
8.8
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
8.2
Data integration/API management
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.0
Behavioral analytics and baselining
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
7.5
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Response orchestration and automation
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
7.0
Reporting and compliance management
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Incident indexing/searching
Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Pros

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • 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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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
Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • 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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 17 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | 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

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 8.3
Based on 27 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

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

Splunk Enterprise

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Enterprise 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)

  • 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

Splunk Enterprise

  • 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.
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

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.1
Splunk Enterprise
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Usability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
10.0
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
8.3

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

Cisco Secure IPS (NGIPS)
Splunk Enterprise
9.1

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