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Pros
"The most valuable feature is its simplicity.""The initial setup is simple."

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"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.""The stability of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is good.""Edge protection is a valuable feature.""Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features.""I like the solution's interface."

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Cons
"I'd like to see more integration with other tools and technologies.""In the future, I would like to see a hybrid option so that we can work both on-premises and in the cloud."

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"The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement.""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.""In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.""The initial setup is complex.""The cost involves the price of the hardware, which is expensive. However, most of the Palo Alto solutions are expensive."

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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 most valuable feature is its simplicity.
    Top Answer:The features are slightly behind what else is available in the market, which is something that IBM has to improve on. When it comes to benchmarking the latest technology, IBM is a little bit slower in… more »
    Top Answer:Arbor would be the best bid, apart from Arbor, Palo Alto and Fortinet have good solutions. As this is an ISP, I would prefer Arbor.
    Top Answer:We pay for licensing on a yearly basis. You simply need to pay the licensing fee and there are no extra costs.
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    Also Known As
    Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, IBM Security Network Protection, XGS, GX
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    Overview
    IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System appliances are designed to stop constantly evolving threats before they impact your business. This means providing both high levels of protection and performance, while lowering the overall cost and complexity associated with deploying and managing a large number of point solutions.

    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
    Equifax, Christian Hospital Centre
    University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm30%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm10%
    Healthcare Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    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.
    622,949 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Security Network IPS is ranked 19th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 8th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 6 reviews. IBM Security Network IPS is rated 7.6, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM Security Network IPS writes "User-friendly and has a good blocking feature but is quite expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Reliable with good IPS and helpful support". IBM Security Network IPS is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Trend Micro Deep Discovery, Cisco Umbrella and Vectra AI, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Check Point IPS, Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch and Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall.

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