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Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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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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  • "The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower."
  • "The pricing could be lower."
  • "Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention could improve by having consistent pricing at system levels."
  • "The cost involves the price of the hardware, which is expensive. However, most of the Palo Alto solutions are expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The cost is the most valuable feature.
    Top Answer:The GUI could be improved. The pain point is really only focused toward the security engineer who configures it and the operation engineer who manages it. Those are the guys that have the pain points… more »
    Top Answer:We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. You simply need to pay the licensing fee and there are no extra costs.
    Top Answer:The initial setup is complex. We'd like more APIs to manage programmatically the IPS to orchestrate it and avoid logging into the graphical user interface console. We'd like to have some robots to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPS
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    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.

    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.

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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
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
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    Financial Services Firm15%
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    Outsourcing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company19%
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    Midsize Enterprise34%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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