"The main advantages to Cisco are the scale, the integration, the training, and the possibility of finding somebody to work with."
"The most valuable feature is its IPS ability. You are able to balance security and connectivity."
"The Malware Detection, threat defense, sandboxing, VPN and mail security have all been valuable features of Cisco NGIPS."
"Its ease of use and its ability to block and allow ports in and out of our organization are the most valuable features. It works very well. It gives us all the information that we need."
"The technical support is impressive."
"I've found the performance and stability to be the most valuable features of Cisco NGIPS. It is scalable as well."
"The most valuable feature of Cisco NGIPS is the centralized user interface. You have the ability to quickly push out configurations across your environment using the Cisco UI. It's a powerful capability of that solution."
"The most valuable features of Cisco NGIPS are protection and reporting."
"Setup is straightforward with the same reliability and scalability as the firewall series."
"What I don't like about Cisco recently is they keep changing the names, which makes it hard for customers and sometimes even us as engineers to know what is the solution they are speaking about. For example, with AMP, now they call it Secure Endpoint and I don't know if in the next couple of years they're going to change it to something else. They should keep the names the same."
"Cisco can do better on their documentation because the product is really hard to understand."
"The only thing I think they may need to improve on a little bit is identifying software more correctly when you do network discovery."
"The solution would be better if it offered customers more integrations and more signatures."
"It is no longer scalable because it has gone end of life."
"The onboarding process could be made a little bit better."
"The solution requires better management. When it comes to central management capabilities, improvements can be made."
"Should include additional security features."
"Lack of tools to help educate end users"
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.
Hillstone Network-based IPS (NIPS) appliance operates in-line, and at wire speed, performing deep packet inspection, and assembling inspection of all network traffic. It also applies rules based on several methodologies, including protocol anomaly analysis and signature analysis to block threats. Hillstone NIPS can be deployed in the network to inspect traffic left undetected by perimeter solutions, and is an integral part of network security systems for its high-performance, no compromise, best-of-breed protection capability and broad and flexible deployment scenarios.
Cisco NGIPS is ranked 4th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 26 reviews while Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is ranked 20th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.2, while Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "Good intrusion prevention and easy to set up but the pricing is high". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System writes "Complements any firewall". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Check Point IPS, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and McAfee Network Security Platform, whereas Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is most compared with Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Sophos UTM and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.
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