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"The solution gives us a lot of visibility into our security.""IPS is a valuable function, because they update the signatures all the time and it's very granular.""I configured the system myself and the process was okay.""The technical support is impressive.""We have found the product to be quite stable.""I have found the filter and the antivirus to be most valuable.""The main advantages to Cisco are the scale, the integration, the training, and the possibility of finding somebody to work with.""The security intelligence in the product is the best feature and give us all the information that we need in our network."

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"Setting up the solution is relatively easy.""We had useful information within the hour of deployment. The ability to trace back for historical analysis, as well as the behavioral analysis done with the security information, puts the user in a position to make an informed decision to mitigate the performance or security incidents. Regarding the security incidents, Reveal (x) is able to create incident cards that guide your teams through the incidents and gives you the option to delve into the transaction detail to potentially view payloads as well."

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"The SSL decrypt could be improved, but it's normal. All the devices in our platform need a lot of memory or CPU to do the SSL decrypt. This is an issue to improve in all platforms, not only in Cisco.""Cisco can do better on their documentation because the product is really hard to understand.""Multi-internet line load balancing should be supported.""The user interface needs some improvement, it is a little rudimentary and not very intuitive.""I think that some initiation scripts might be helpful because they would make the configuration easier and more user-friendly for customers.""The price could be improved.""The solution would be better if it offered customers more integrations and more signatures.""The solution should contain the sandbox features which we find in Check Point."

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"Netflow - Processing Netflow can be cumbersome as it requires triggers to truly gain value and insight. This in turn can add a bit of load to the hardware. The focus of ExtraHop Reveal (x) is live packet data.""The solution is expensive and gets more expensive if a company needs to scale it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing depends on negotiation with the vendor, although I can say that it is moderate."
  • "The cost of the license depends on the level of support that you have with Cisco."
  • "This is an expensive product, with the biggest cost being the license that keeps the service going."
  • "There are licensing fees depending on the features that you are using."
  • "Cisco products are not cheap and this solution is no different."
  • "It is expensive. It has separate licensing for all the features, and every feature set seems to require another license. Licensing is on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs besides the standard licensing fee."
  • "The licensing can be billed annually or in multi-year contracts such as three, four, or five years."
  • "The pricing could be improved. Our customers have a yearly license."
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    Questions from the Community
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    IPS is a valuable function, because they update the signatures all the time and it's very granular.
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    I'm not sure of the licensing costs, I know we have a three-year subscription.
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    I think the GUI user interface could be improved and the login is not very user friendly. They could maybe improve on that.
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    We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
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    One I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can digest the flow and do a better job than Netflow. The other one we are using is ExtraHop.  This has both a Datacenter… more »
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    We are not a user, but a service provider. ExtraHop is an enterprise cyber analytics company. ExtraHop analyzes all network interactions in real-time and leverage machine learning to identify… more »
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    Also Known As
    Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPS
    Reveal(x), Revealx
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    Cisco Firepower NGIPS provides network visibility, threat intelligence, automation and industry leading threat effectiveness. Gartner has ranked Firepower NGIPS as a Magic Quadrant Leader for seven years running, and the independent NSS Labs testing organization consistently rates it as a “Recommended” IPS solution for eight years.

    Reveal(x) provides the visibility, insights, and answers that security analysts need to respond quickly and confidently to the highest priority threats against their organization's critical assets. It starts by automatically discovering and classifying every device communicating across the network, and using machine-learning driven behavioral analysis to detect anomalous and malicious activity.

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    Sample Customers
    American Electric Power, Huntington Bank, Keycorp, Nationwide, Transunion, Marriott, Inova Health, Ford, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Chevron, Walmart, Coca Cola
    Wood County Hospital
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm6%
    Non Profit6%
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Cisco NGIPS is ranked 5th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is ranked 8th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 2 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.4, while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "The anomaly baseline formation links the network, then anything that goes away from the norm is also flagged". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtraHop Reveal(x) writes "Enables users to make an informed decision to mitigate performance or security incidents". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Check Point IPS, McAfee Network Security Platform and Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, whereas ExtraHop Reveal(x) is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Corelight, Vectra AI and Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT.

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