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Cisco NGIPS Primary Use Case

KA
Manager IT Security at UnitedHealth Group

Basic IPS functionality for intrusion prevention. We have two kinds of deployment. The one that is Inline and the one that is not Inline, where it's just listening. We have like a tap to which its monitoring traffic. For the one that is kind of offline deployment but for the Inline deployment, all traffic goes through it, like for North-South traffic, towards internet to provide some real-time intrusion prevention.

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MA
Associate Consultant at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We primarily use the solution for network firewalling and intrusion prevention.

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Network Security Consultant at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre

We are a solution provider and I am an engineer who deploys solutions. This is one of the products that I have experience with it in this capacity. The version that we use depends on the client.

Some of our clients are ISPs and they are using the firewall features in this product to replace old firewalls. It is doing the regular firewall inspections, VPN concentration, and other such things. For other customers, who replaced Sourcefire, they use it primarily as an inline IPS and a passive IDS. These customers do not choose very many of the firewall features.

Some customers use it for both; they have a firewall, VPN concentration, and then they do IPS inspection. This is the next-generation of these technologies.

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RK
Systems & Network Manager at Rocky View School Division

It is our main firewall. We use it for reporting and for firewall purposes to block unwanted inputs and outputs.

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JA
Senior Network Security Engineer at a wellness & fitness company with 10,001+ employees

The NGIPS handles all of the IPS functionality for our security.

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JM
CASO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

There are both options of cloud or on-premise solutions. I usually do the on-premise solution. We have others who do the cloud solution. If you want to deploy and protect your network from threats and protect your neighbor, that's one of the uses that we employ. With that, you have Security Intelligence, you have Intelligence, you have an Intrusion Prevention System. In the recent upgrade of Firepower, we have 3.0. You can use that to protect the internal network or if you want to protect your servers. 

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Lead Network Security Engineer at TECHNOCORE LTD

The solution works on a base set of rules to detect malicious traffic or certain exploits, which can be done from both the outside and inside network.

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SC
DGM IT Infra & Facility at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

We have a data center and we need security products such as Cisco NGIPS to protect us from attacks that are going to impact our organization. For the purpose of completing our compliance audit and VAPT process, we have these kinds of security solutions in place.

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JM
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

We use the solution for traffic filtering, security, and antivirus capabilities.

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Distribution officer at Wilshirelabs

At present, we are using different policies against which we gather logs. Logs that have been deleted on a first in, first out basis. The logs are only available for three to four hours max. I work in the IT department of a pharmaceutical company and we are customers of Cisco. 

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FH
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech company

We primarily use the solution as a firewall. It's for company security.

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AZ
Networking Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I work for a system integrator and Cisco NGIPS is one of the products that we implement for our clients. This is a solution for enterprise networks and it has a lot of advanced features including security intelligence feeds and DNS security.

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Networking & Security Consultant at LayerZoom

We replaced an ASA with Firepower managed by FMC with NGIPS, and we're also using it for advanced security, like anti-malware protection and IPS. 

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JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees

We use this solution for traffic inspection and searching.

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Customer Service & Support Manager at Natco Information technology

Our customers use it for VBN and network as well.

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MM
Manager - Automation, Electrical, IT and Networking at a mining and metals company with 1-10 employees

We use this product for intrusion protection.

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AS
System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I cannot state which version we are currently using. 

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YT
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

We use this product to prevent unwanted traffic and to define policies.

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Learn what your peers think about Cisco NGIPS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.