IBM Security Network IPS Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Consultant
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 23 2014

What do you think of IBM Security Network IPS?

Valuable Features

Signature based analysis and preventing different types of network attacks.

Room for Improvement

The management server can be made more user friendly and also the database configuration could be made simpler.

Use of Solution

2.5 years.

Deployment Issues

Yes during the connectivity between management server and database server.

Stability Issues

Yes sometimes while managing the same through management server.

Scalability Issues

Not really.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: 3.5 out of 5. Technical Support: 3.2 out of 5.

Initial Setup

As mentioned earlier the configuration and setting up management server was a bit complex

Implementation Team

Through a vendor team. They were good enough to implement it smoothly.

ROI

Consultant
Senior InfoSec Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 31 2014

What do you think of IBM Security Network IPS?

Valuable Features

The Inline Simulation Centralized management using IBM SiteProtector Server Customization of the Signatures

Improvements to My Organization

IPS has helped us in understanding more about the latest threats out there and made us realize that we need to be proactive when it comes to security rather then reactive

Room for Improvement

The Configuration of this product is complex. It could me made more user friendly.

Use of Solution

I have used this product for 4 Years

Deployment Issues

Yes, the Java version installed was the latest version which is not compatible with the Version the IPS supports. So had to remove and install an older version of Java so that initial configuration could be performed.

Stability Issues

I haven't had any issues with…

What is IBM Security Network IPS?

IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System appliances are designed to stop constantly evolving threats before they impact your business. This means providing both high levels of protection and performance, while lowering the overall cost and complexity associated with deploying and managing a large number of point solutions.
Also known as
Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, IBM Security Network Protection, XGS, GX
IBM Security Network IPS customers
Equifax, Christian Hospital Centre
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