Cisco NGIPS Competitors and Alternatives

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reviewer1363695
IT and Operations Manager at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Jul 10, 2020
Scalable with an easy initial setup but technical support is terrible

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution on the VPN for protection purposes. We utilize its antivirus capabilities as well.

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup is a breeze."
  • "When it comes to dealing with updates, there are often bugs on the solution. They should do a lot more testing before they release new versions."

What other advice do I have?

We're using the latest version of the solution. I would recommend the solution. It doesn't take too many people to set it up or maintain it, like, for example, Cisco, which is a bit more complex and difficult. I would rate the solution seven out of ten, and that's mostly due to the fact that their support is so awful right now. If their support was better and more reliable, I would rate them much higher.
reviewer1063173
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Sep 22, 2020
A mature product with good integration capabilities, however, it needs to be more affordable

Pros and Cons

  • "Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust."
  • "The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution that small or medium-sized organizations can't afford and therefore they won't even look at it."

What other advice do I have?

We use a few different Cisco solutions. We're a Cisco partner. We have a business relationship with the company. We're dealing with the latest version of this particular solution. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. The value for money it should be there. Which means good features, good functioning things are there, but they need to make it more affordable for big market. If they were able to price the solution to make it more affordable for more clients that may not be enterprise-level, they've have a bigger footprint.
reviewer1480365
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Dec 31, 2020
Very stable with good technical support, but can be quite expensive

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for email scanning.

Pros and Cons

  • "The technical support on offer is very good."
  • "The solution is pretty expensive."

What other advice do I have?

I'd recommend the solution, however, it depends on what a company needs. Before jumping in, a company needs to ask, themselves questions like: "What's our requirement". That said, for general enterprises, it's a good enough option. For our organization, however, as of next year, we're going to move away from it and deploy with a Cisco-based solution. Overall, I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten.
Samuel-Akindele
Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
Oct 8, 2019
A scalable, stable solution that has effective suspicious IP protection

Pros and Cons

  • "With the IP address flag, I was able to see that I was being hacked. The moment there was an interaction between somebody on my network and that IP, the solution was able to flag it, and we were able to protect ourselves."
  • "Sometimes when you want to group a set of ports, and communicate with Palo Alto, you cannot group TCP and UDP ports together. This needs to be adjusted."

What other advice do I have?

We use both the cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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