We performed a comparison between Cisco IOS Security and Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"In Pakistan, we only use Cisco because they have good local support infrastructure. Huawei and Fortinet don't offer direct support in Pakistan."
"One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable."
"Cisco Technical Assistance Center works on a follow-the-sun concept and gives real 24x7 customer support, which is a great advantage when you have a service contract with them."
"The VPN was valuable for us because more people are working from home. It has a lot of reporting and easy-to-use management tools."
"One of the valuable features of the solution is its flexibility and it performs great."
"The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with."
"The most valuable features of Cisco IOS Security are the plenty of functionality it provides, many people are IT certified the usage, and the user interface is good."
"The technical is excellent."
"Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features."
"You can scale the product."
"I like the solution's interface."
"It's very easy to use and configure. What is nice about Palo Alto is that even if you don't understand how to use it, you can just click on upload and upload everything that needs to be blocked."
"The stability of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is good."
"While Cisco IOS Security is stable and scalable, I would like to see it improved to be even better."
"The graphical user interface or the GUI could be better. Beginners can use some devices with the GUI, but some security devices are configured using CLI. It would also be better if it had its own Intrusion Protection Service and Intrusion Detection Service on the server."
"Cisco IOS Security could improve by having more compatibility with other Cisco solutions."
"It takes too much time to deploy a policy to FMC. It takes around eight minutes. You can't afford any downtime when you're changing policies."
"It would be ideal if the solution had more capacity."
"There could be a bit more functions on offer that could make it easier to use."
"I think they should bring back remote VPN for users."
"Sometimes I find it difficult to manage. Some configurations are difficult for new engineers, for example."
"The initial setup is complex."
"The cost involves the price of the hardware, which is expensive. However, most of the Palo Alto solutions are expensive."
"The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support."
Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.
Cisco IOS Security is ranked 6th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 14 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. Cisco IOS Security is rated 7.8, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco IOS Security writes "Great security and automation with helpful technical assistance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Reliable with good IPS and helpful support". Cisco IOS Security is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Secure Firewall, Meraki MX and Cato Networks, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Check Point IPS, Darktrace, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. See our Cisco IOS Security vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.
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