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"Setup is straightforward with the same reliability and scalability as the firewall series."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""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.""Overall the solution is very good. It offers great protection and gives us a good overview of what is on the network.""There's a good dashboard you can drill down into. It helps you easily locate intrusions and the source of attacks.""The solution can scale.""Great monitoring feature."

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"The solution could improve some aspects of detection.""The management console needs to be less complex and easier to navigate.""Some of the documentation is not as straightforward as it could be.""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 pricing could be improved.""The management component could be simplified."

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Top Answer:Setup is straightforward with the same reliability and scalability as the firewall series.
Top Answer:Setup is straightforward; the unblocking, then the configuration in the browser.
Top Answer:It protects the server and it also protects email. It's anti-spam.
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 »
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Hillstone S-Series NIPS
McAfee NSP, IntruShield Network Intrusion Prevention System, IntruShield Network IPS
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Overview

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.

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.

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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
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Healthcare Company8%
University7%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise61%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise65%
Buyer's Guide
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS)
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Darktrace, GFI, Check Point and others in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Updated: July 2022.
619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is ranked 20th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 10th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 6 reviews. Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System is rated 9.0, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Hillstone S-Series Network Intrusion Prevention System writes "Complements any firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "Effective, with an easy setup and a good dashboard". 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, whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Check Point IPS, Cisco NGIPS, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Darktrace.

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