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  • "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."
  • "It could be less expensive."
  • "The solution is pricey, but worth it."
  • "We pay for the IPS license to use this solution."
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    Top Answer:IPS is a valuable function, because they update the signatures all the time and it's very granular.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure of the licensing costs, I know we have a three-year subscription.
    Top Answer: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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    Also Known As
    Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPS
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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.

    Our unique technology detects the most advanced threats, made with the most crafted exploitation methods (polymorphism, obfuscation, encoding, ROPchain…) and the threats based on all types of malicious files (ransomware, cryptolocker…).

    Trackwatch® can be deployed from two types of devices: GCAP and GCENTER.

    GCAP ensures the collection of network traffic flows and a portion of the anlyses. A GCAP is connected to a switch with a mirror port or to a TAP that copies the network traffic. One or more GCAPs can be deployed within an infrastructure, either locally or at remote sites. The GCAP(s) are connected to a GCENTER management device.

    The GCENTER nalyses the information sent back by the GCAP, stores it, provides configuration and reporting interfaces, and exports the information to a security information and event management (SIEM).

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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
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    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Cisco NGIPS is ranked 4th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 29 reviews while Gatewatcher is ranked 29th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.2, while Gatewatcher is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "Straightforward licensing with good support, but plagued by stability issues". On the other hand, Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention, whereas Gatewatcher is most compared with Darktrace and ITrust.

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