12 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

Palo Alto NTP is an appropriate suite of protection for any enterprise environment or anyone that truly needs some serious perimeter protection in a one-stop, all-in-one unit. There are no modules or add-ons or clunky interfaces to deal with it; everything works out of one management plane, licensing, implementation, monitoring. updating, etc. As a network admin, that is immensely valuable to me. Additionally, I get real-time reporting on all the stuff NTP is catching, and it is nothing to shirk at. The real value in NTP comes in only after you begin doing SSL-decryption, however, to truly inspect the traffic. Short of that, you are just seeing a bunch of encrypted data and the NTP suite of tools isn't going to avail you. NTP plus decryption, though, is invaluable!
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

Great for large enterprises 10k users or more and as part of defense in depth. Medium and small business you are better off looking for a cheaper UTM solution that does it all in one. It comes down to cost, are you willing to fund the cost of breaking out IPS functionality or moving towards a unified solution?
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Data filtering.
  • URL categorization.
  • File blocking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Tipping point had a very nice GUI interface that sat on top of snort rules. It was easy to access, had nice customization of dashboards and output to syslog for SIEM solutions.
  • It was easy to configure rule sets, allow groups or singular allow/blocks or white-listing.
  • Security rule sets could be tweaked up or down and allow/drops signatures could be configured to help increase performance.
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Visibility into signatures and how they function/what triggers them would be very beneficial.
  • Lacking customizability compared to other tools.
  • Inability to write custom signatures easily and for traffic with small (less than 8 bit) signatures.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Biggest qualms I had with TippingPoint was that it was just a tad on the expensive side for what you get. Nowadays everything has gone UTM in firewalls and they do it all including IPS as part of the basic functionality so really, TP is losing a massive market share.
  • Don't see a future in the roadmap with so many other vendors getting onto the "unified" wagon and adding IPS as part of their service and at a cheaper price.
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

We ended up with Palo Alto and NTP for a multitude of reasons, including price point, the clean interface, great reporting, and ease of management. NTP specifically covered all our bases and then some over the competition.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

Most other firewall UTM solutions, Cisco, Palo Alto, Fidelis, etc.
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

  • Threat Protection adds a positive multi layered defense.
  • Reduces time to review and triage unwanted network connections by implementing Geo Blocking.
  • Ease of deploying a single Security Group Profile across multiple existing or new rules reduces management time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

  • Negative cash flow, positive addition to our defense in depth strategy at one of the largest healthcare organizations in Georgia (at that time).
Brian Hoadley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Palo Alto Networks Threat Protection

General

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

Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System (TPS)

General

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

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