IPS Sensors are needed to protect your perimeter!
October 29, 2019

IPS Sensors are needed to protect your perimeter!

Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)

Cisco IPS Sensors/Modules are used at our company's perimeter firewalls organization-wide. It addresses unwanted intrusions and attacks from the outside web and helps our company keep safe. Not only can it block malicious traffic at the perimeter level, but it can also block east-west internal traffic as well and provides much-needed network visibility into our own network.
  • Identifies and blocks malicious traffic.
  • Detects unwanted traffic and allows your company to be proactive, let alone reactive.
  • Comprehensive Threat protection allows companies to adjust thresholds and policies at will.
  • The web GUI is somewhat slow.
  • Sometimes difficult to adjust policies.
  • Fail open feature may not work properly all the time.
  • Provided less need to purchase third party analyzing tools.
  • Needed more dedicated staff to build/review/and maintain policies and such.
  • Answers companies need for network security.
IPS sensors provides the necessary network visibility my company needs to satisfy its security appetite. By doing so, we have been able to stay compliant and up to date with today's network security requirements and procedures. We are able to be proactive with vulnerabilities and reactive to malicious traffic and intrusions in our day to day operations.
Cisco TAC has been great at helping with configurations and issues that may arise.

Do you think Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco IPS Sensor (Discontinued) again?

Yes

IPS sensors are more suited for companies that do not have visibility into their network with third-party analyzing tools. Scenarios would be to place IPS sensors at the perimeter firewalls mainly. IPS sensors are less appropriate for companies that have third-party analyzing tools that will mitigate vulnerabilities and malicious traffic and activities already.