Compare Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB

Cisco NGIPS is ranked 5th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 11 reviews while Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is ranked 13th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 2 reviews. Cisco NGIPS is rated 8.0, while Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco NGIPS writes "Offers valuable SSL decryption, URL filtering, and ITSM inspection features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB writes "Provides Threat Protection Across a Variety of Internet Connections". Cisco NGIPS is most compared with Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS and McAfee Network Security Platform, whereas Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is most compared with Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Cisco Sourcefire SNORT and Darktrace. See our Cisco NGIPS vs. Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB report.
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Pros
The solution is very powerful coupled with Firepower.Technical support is quite good. With firewalls, the last cases I had with Cisco were professionally handled quite quickly and it was great.This is a stable solution.We primarily use this solution as an application filter and for IPS.The most valuable feature of this solution is its modularity, so whenever you need to upgrade or add another service, you don't need to buy another box.It has aligned the features in accordance to our strategic needsThe initial setup wasn't complex or complicated.The solution is stable. This is one of the good things in Firepower. Especially if we use ESE with it.

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The Palo Alto solution has improved our organization by providing threat protection across a variety of internet connections. Our company also gets valuable insights regarding threat analysis.It's allowed us to have better visibility and protection from threats.

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The pricing is very expensive. They should make their equipment more affordable.Overall, it lacks user-friendliness. It could be easier to manage. I can train any customer using FortiGate or Palo Alto in a few days, but with Cisco, it takes much more time because the systems aren't easy to use.I would like to see integration with monitoring tools such as Nagios or BMC.The inclusion of bandwidth management features would improve this product.If there was a software-based solution for scaling up then it would be much better.The aspect of private party integration solutions could be improved.More flexibility with the dashboards is needed because some of them are not fully developed.There are some features not found in Firepower, like data loss prevention, and SSO, to have a connection between Cisco and Active Directory which was introduced on other products.

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One way Palo Alto can improve is by offering sandboxing. I don't know if they currently offer a sandboxing feature together with the firewall or not. They should provide secure sandboxing with the firewalls.Performance monitoring could use improvement.

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Cisco products are always expensive, but if you can afford the price then it's a great solution.Licensing fees for this solution are $3,500 USD, and there are no additional costs.The price for additional throughput is the highest in the industry.We buy the licensing on a yearly basis, when we renew our contract. It is around $14,000.

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Sourcefire NGIPS, Firepower NGIPSPalo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
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Overview

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.

The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that leverage the web as an attack vector, including phishing links in emails, phishing sites, HTTP-based command and control, malicious sites and pages that carry exploit kits.

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American Electric Power, Huntington Bank, Keycorp, Nationwide, Transunion, Marriott, Inova Health, Ford, Thomson Reuters, Dow Chemical, Equifax, Chevron, Walmart, Coca ColaTRI-AD, Telkom Indonesia
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