"The security intelligence in the product is the best feature and give us all the information that we need in our network."
"We are satisfied with the technical support."
"The most valuable feature is that it is able to detect any form of infiltration."
"Good IPS and VirtualBox features."
"I configured the system myself and the process was okay."
"The solution gives us a lot of visibility into our security."
"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."
"Edge protection is a valuable feature."
"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."
"You can scale the product."
"I like the solution's interface."
"The stability of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is good."
"Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features."
"The GUI user interface could be improved and the login is not very user friendly."
"I think that some initiation scripts might be helpful because they would make the configuration easier and more user-friendly for customers."
"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 onboarding process could be made a little bit better."
"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."
"The solution should contain the sandbox features which we find in Check Point."
"Better integration with other products, such as a SIEM tool, would provide better peer visibility about your security posture."
"I would like to see a more user-friendly interface."
"In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support."
"The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive."
"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."
"The initial setup is complex."
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.
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 NGIPS is ranked 5th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 25 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 6 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.2, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention 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 Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Reliable with good IPS and helpful support". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Check Point IPS, Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, McAfee Network Security Platform and Darktrace, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Darktrace, Check Point IPS, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall and Trend Micro Deep Discovery. See our Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.
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