Cisco NGIPS vs McAfee Network Security Platform comparison

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Comparison Buyer's Guide
Executive Summary

We performed a comparison between Cisco NGIPS and McAfee Network Security Platform 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Cisco NGIPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform Report (Updated: November 2022).
655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Featured Review
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"The technical support is impressive.""The security intelligence in the product is the best feature and give us all the information that we need in our network.""It is salable and technically sound.""The cost is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is that it is able to detect any form of infiltration.""We are satisfied with the technical support.""It has helped to improve our cybersecurity and our network security posture.""We like the Cisco product, the concept, and the tech intelligence."

More Cisco NGIPS Pros →

"There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks.""It has a lot of functions, such as firewall. We are administrators, and we create some rules to protect our network. We also monitor the traffic in and out and have disk encryption on-premises. When we detect malware, we scan for the virus on the PC. We can then delete or block the malware.""The initial setup is straightforward."

More McAfee Network Security Platform Pros →

Cons
"We don't like its licensing model. It has separate licensing for all the features. For instance, to get URL filtering, you need to buy another license. Every feature set seems to require another license. Unless you purchase them all upfront, you find some surprises and realize that you can't do that because you need another license. Its logging isn't quite as good as it used to be in our previous solution. We used to have Cisco ASA, and we could view the logs a lot easier than NGIPS (also known as Firepower). We saw real-time logging, but we don't see that as much in Firepower.""I would recommend this solution to others for medium, large, and enterprise businesses only.""The initial setup is a bit complex because it requires a lot of configuration, firewall and zoning.""The solution would be better if it offered customers more integrations and more signatures.""I would like to see a more user-friendly interface.""Our customers are still facing many bugs on the system. It has matured noticeably, but we are still facing multiple stability issues on Firepower. There are more than 80 or 90 bugs for each release node. It's a considerable number of bugs.""The GUI user interface could be improved and the login is not very user friendly.""The stability of the user console and some features could be easier to access."

More Cisco NGIPS Cons →

"We would like to have a simpler version. Some settings and functions on the McAfee console are complex and complicated. I want the management console to be simpler.""The solution could improve some aspects of detection.""Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be."

More McAfee Network Security Platform Cons →

Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • More Cisco NGIPS Pricing and Cost Advice →

    Information Not Available
    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) solutions are best for your needs.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution is okay. Licensing is paid on a yearly basis.
    Top Answer:The system isn't fool-proof. Sometimes, based on the network or other reasons, McAfee cannot detect the actual attack. This rarely happens. It's only been the case maybe one or two times. The solution… more »
    Ranking
    Views
    3,346
    Comparisons
    2,208
    Reviews
    28
    Average Words per Review
    405
    Rating
    8.3
    Views
    2,518
    Comparisons
    1,783
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    479
    Rating
    8.7
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPS
    McAfee NSP, IntruShield Network Intrusion Prevention System, IntruShield Network IPS
    Learn More
    Overview

    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.

    McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

    Offer
    Learn more about Cisco NGIPS
    Learn more about McAfee Network Security Platform
    Sample Customers
    American Electric Power, Huntington Bank, Keycorp, Nationwide, Transunion, Marriott, Inova Health, Ford, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Chevron, Walmart, Coca Cola
    Desjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco NGIPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco NGIPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco NGIPS is ranked 4th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 29 reviews while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 14th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 3 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.2, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "Straightforward licensing with good support, but plagued by stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Effective, with an easy setup and a good dashboard". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and Cisco Secure Network Analytics, whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall. See our Cisco NGIPS vs. McAfee Network Security Platform report.

    See our list of best Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) vendors.

    We monitor all Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.