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"Ir's signature-based. We are also using the anomaly baseline formation, where it links the network, then anything that goes away from the norm is also flagged. Those are the two most valuable features.""We have found the product to be quite stable.""We are satisfied with the technical support.""The solution gives us a lot of visibility into our security.""I configured the system myself and the process was okay.""Its ease of use and its ability to block and allow ports in and out of our organization are the most valuable features. It works very well. It gives us all the information that we need.""The tracking intelligence feature is very good. This solution provides us with the opportunity to detect threats in real-time.""Good IPS and VirtualBox features."

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"Setting up the solution is relatively easy.""We had useful information within the hour of deployment. The ability to trace back for historical analysis, as well as the behavioral analysis done with the security information, puts the user in a position to make an informed decision to mitigate the performance or security incidents. Regarding the security incidents, Reveal (x) is able to create incident cards that guide your teams through the incidents and gives you the option to delve into the transaction detail to potentially view payloads as well."

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"The GUI user interface could be improved and the login is not very user friendly.""The solution would be better if it offered customers more integrations and more signatures.""The SSL decrypt could be improved, but it's normal. All the devices in our platform need a lot of memory or CPU to do the SSL decrypt. This is an issue to improve in all platforms, not only in Cisco.""I think that some initiation scripts might be helpful because they would make the configuration easier and more user-friendly for customers.""Multi-internet line load balancing should be supported.""The onboarding process could be made a little bit better.""Should include additional security features.""It has room for improvement when it comes to integrating machine learning and AI into it where even if you don't have a baseline that is of length for anomaly detection, it could do more like an AI style machine learning. It learns on its own."

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"Netflow - Processing Netflow can be cumbersome as it requires triggers to truly gain value and insight. This in turn can add a bit of load to the hardware. The focus of ExtraHop Reveal (x) is live packet data.""The solution is expensive and gets more expensive if a company needs to scale it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an expensive product, with the biggest cost being the license that keeps the service going.""Cisco products are not cheap and this solution is no different.""Pricing depends on negotiation with the vendor, although I can say that it is moderate.""The solution is pricey, but worth it.""The pricing could be improved. Our customers have a yearly license.""It is expensive. It has separate licensing for all the features, and every feature set seems to require another license. Licensing is on a yearly basis. There are no additional costs besides the standard licensing fee.""There are licensing fees depending on the features that you are using.""The licensing can be billed annually or in multi-year contracts such as three, four, or five years."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IPS is a valuable function, because they update the signatures all the time and it's very granular.
Top Answer: I'm not sure of the licensing costs, I know we have a three-year subscription.
Top Answer: I think the GUI user interface could be improved and the login is not very user friendly. They could maybe improve on that.
Top Answer: We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost… more »
Top Answer: One I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can digest the flow and do a better job than Netflow. The other one we are using is ExtraHop.  This has both a Datacenter… more »
Top Answer: We are not a user, but a service provider. ExtraHop is an enterprise cyber analytics company. ExtraHop analyzes all network interactions in real-time and leverage machine learning to identify… more »
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Also Known As
Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPS
Reveal(x), Revealx
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Cisco Firepower NGIPS provides network visibility, threat intelligence, automation and industry leading threat effectiveness. Gartner has ranked Firepower NGIPS as a Magic Quadrant Leader for seven years running, and the independent NSS Labs testing organization consistently rates it as a “Recommended” IPS solution for eight years.

Reveal(x) provides the visibility, insights, and answers that security analysts need to respond quickly and confidently to the highest priority threats against their organization's critical assets. It starts by automatically discovering and classifying every device communicating across the network, and using machine-learning driven behavioral analysis to detect anomalous and malicious activity.

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Sample Customers
American Electric Power, Huntington Bank, Keycorp, Nationwide, Transunion, Marriott, Inova Health, Ford, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Chevron, Walmart, Coca Cola
Wood County Hospital
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm20%
Aerospace/Defense Firm7%
Non Profit7%
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Healthcare Company7%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Healthcare Company6%
Company Size
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise32%
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Cisco NGIPS is ranked 5th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 18 reviews while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is ranked 8th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 2 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.4, while ExtraHop Reveal(x) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "The anomaly baseline formation links the network, then anything that goes away from the norm is also flagged". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtraHop Reveal(x) writes "Enables users to make an informed decision to mitigate performance or security incidents". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint Threat Protection System, Check Point IPS, McAfee Network Security Platform, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and Vectra AI, whereas ExtraHop Reveal(x) is most compared with Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Corelight, Vectra AI and Gigamon ThreatINSIGHT.

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