-Deems Cisco's acquisition and integration of Sourcefire a success, both at the product and security research team levels
-Recognizes the breadth of Cisco IPS availability — NGFW, stand-alone, virtualized, in Cisco Routers, and UTMs (Meraki)
-Cites as a strength the availability of the tightly integrated Cisco AMP products, stating that Cisco is “competing well against stand alone and established advanced persistent threat (APT) solution vendors.”
-Reports some clients referring to a performance impact when also enabling AMP —> this reinforces the need to inform customers and partners regarding sizing considerations.
-Cautions that legacy Cisco IPS requires a different management console than Cisco NGIPS, but also in the caution highlights the progress Cisco is making regarding unified management.