Cisco NGIPS Review

The features align to our strategic needs but the maturity cycle takes too long

What is our primary use case?

I use it for perimeter security for malware prevention.

What is most valuable?

From a cybersecurity past perspective, it has aligned the features in accordance with our strategic needs. 

What needs improvement?

The aspect of private party integration solutions could be improved. I would like to see a sandboxing feature. And the options that people buy in modules, they need to packaged better as a baseline.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solutions for the last 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Initially, the solution was not stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The system is a bit rigid. We have more than 1,000 people using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good but it can be much better.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn't previously use a different solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was a bit complex. One had to read so many areas to understand the navigation feature. It took about three years to reach maturity. For deployment, we required about eight people, but for maintenance, we only require four to six.

What about the implementation team?

I had an integrator help implement; they were very professional.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution has a high cost. In my opinion, the cost of renewal is a bit too high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at several: Imperva, Check Point, Juniper, Sophos, and SourceNET.

What other advice do I have?

We're using it continuously. We plan to increase usage.

During setup, I would advise that you must spend more time on planning. If you do, the transition is easier.

I would rate this solution 6 out of 10. The time it takes for the product to mature, the maturity journey, the product maturity cycle, takes too long.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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