IBM Security Network IPS vs WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service comparison

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We performed a comparison between IBM Security Network IPS and WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"The initial setup is simple."

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"It works right out of the box. You just have to enable it and you can start working.""The VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and Fortinet Firewall services, but for this product, the service is very good.""The most important feature of this solution is the SLAs."

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Cons
"I'd like to see more integration with other tools and technologies."

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"Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution.""Regarding technical support, they could use more engineers.""Multi properties could be added to the solution in the future to make it better."

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  • "The price of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is pretty reasonable compared to similar solutions."
  • "It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price."
  • "The price of the solution is not expensive, it is less than FortiGate."
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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:The VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and… more »
    Top Answer:It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price.
    Top Answer:Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution.
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    Also Known As
    Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, IBM Security Network Protection, XGS, GX
    WatchGuard IPS
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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.

    Online attacks and malware continue to evolve, using sophisticated methods to exploit victims. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) provides a preemptive approach to network security that adds an essential layer of threat detection and prevention. IPS protects your network from a wide range of malicious activities, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.

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    Sample Customers
    Equifax, Christian Hospital Centre
    Chester School District
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Insurance Company7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise66%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS)
    November 2022
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    IBM Security Network IPS is ranked 20th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 1 review while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is ranked 25th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 3 reviews. IBM Security Network IPS is rated 7.0, while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is rated 6.0. 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 WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service writes "Provides easy-to-use, real-time protection but the customer support could be improved". IBM Security Network IPS is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Trend Micro Deep Discovery, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Cisco Umbrella, whereas WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and Check Point IPS.

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