Cisco Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)

Today we will discuss about the one of the visibility in the Network and Intrusion Prevention systems also called as Next generation IPS
Cisco FirePower NGIPS is power of visibility in the network. Cisco NGIPS is next generation threat protection integrating with the real-time contextual awareness, intelligent security automation and unprecedented performance with network intrusion prevention which enterprise network needs today. There is no other product which will give you such a granule platform which so many features like visibility, automation, flexibility and scalability. 

Fig 1.1- NGIPS is the inbuilt Feature of NGFW- Cisco

You can have the Optional Application Control, URL Filtering and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) with the use of NGIPS. You can have the Real-time contextual awareness that related to the end user’s applications, devices, operating systems, vulnerabilities, services, processes, network behaviours, files, and threats. 

Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center provides management to FirePOWER appliances and FirePOWER services ASAs. The FireSIGHT management solution can be deployed using either physical or virtual appliances

Fig 1.2 - Cisco ASA with FirePower Image

What Gartner says about the Next Generation IPS or Firewall ?
Next Generation IPS will be incorporated within a next Generation Firewall, So as per the Gartner IPS should be in-built feature of the Next Generation Firewall. 

Cisco Already did it in the Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall with the NGIPS feature with in it. So Cisco is going to be in the Leaders Magic Quadrant of the Gartner.

Below is the Next Generation IPS magic quadrant provided by Gartner and if you look that magic quadrant, Palo-Alto and Checkpoint is no where in the quadrant. So Cisco is already there in the Next Generation Firewall quadrant with the Next Generation IPS.

Coming days are for Cisco Next Generation Firewall and next generation IPS which is already be the inbuilt feature of the Next Generation Firewall.

Fig 1.3-Gartner Magic Quadrant- Next Generations IPS

The Cisco FirePower NGIPS is designed to give customers full stack visibility of the enterprise network with contextual analysis of network behavior, which includes event data for applications, devices, operating systems, cloud services, files and potential threats.

Cisco FirePower NGIPS can be expanded with optional features such as application inspection and control features for more than 1,800 applications, plus URL filtering for more than 280 million domains and more than 80 categories of domain types.

These are some of the below mentioned Next-Generation Firewall with the NGIPS feature inbuilt
  • ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
  • Firepower 4100 Series
  • Firepower 2100 Series
  • Firepower 9000 Series
we will come up with these models one by one and will list all the features and the comparison between these Next generation Firewall - Cisco FirePower- FTD