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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
8.4

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

84%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
23 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
27 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
26 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
28 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
27 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
28 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
27 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
1 Rating
8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
28 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
3 Ratings

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

72%
2 Ratings

Availability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

83%
24 Ratings

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

90%
28 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

99%
3 Ratings

Ease of integration

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Software

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
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Cisco

With a limited budget, this firewall can be deployed to do basic firewalling and routing as a starting point. Once in place with an improved budget firepower services can be activated with an additional license. Depending on the scenario an appropriate model can be bought to meet the needs of the business. These firewalls range from the small 5506-X to the massive 5585-X suitable for data center deployments.
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Pros

Avast Software

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
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Cisco

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are very well suited for most environments.
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services have a variety of networking features including NextGen, web content filtering, data analysis, high availability failover, packet inspection, context-based ACL, and other features to protect your networks.
  • It's easy to deploy and manage.
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Cons

Avast Software

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
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Cisco

  • Performance when using FirePower services make the unit slow
  • Capacity of what the FirePower services need
  • The interface is better than ASDM but these still need ASDM and that can be a challenge to get the correct Java version loaded
  • Certain 5500-X models are different than previous versions with no switchport options
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Pricing Details

Avast SIG

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Avast SIG editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Cisco ASA 5500-X pricing starts at ~$400 and scales up to $20,000 for higher capacity appliances.

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Ever since we installed Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services we have never had to deal with an attack. We can see in the logs almost every day hackers attempting to break into our networks and failing. We also have the ability to blacklist every IP address that attempts to break into our firewalls
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      Usability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Cisco firepower provides automatation for an organisations security operations to detect and stop the most advanced threats fast. It also assists in preventing attacks in using intelligence and innovative solutions.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      We have never had an outage caused by firewall failure. We have had a few outages caused by the internet failing or cloud applications going offline but never a firewall breaking down. When making changes we have a very strong change control, major software updates are always carried out out of working hours. At places where we have two firewalls in HA, we are able to do upgrades in working ours and the users will never know that an upgrade is taking place, that how great these firewalls are
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      Performance

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      The Cisco ASA 5500X with Firepower performance needs consideration before deploying. Although the solution is Pay as you grow, adding additional features to the system has a negative impact on overall throughput. I would more like now only to deploy the Cisco FPR units as they have better performance and will last the test of time.
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      Support Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      We have had very little interaction with support on this ASA. On the few occasions we have, Cisco has been responsive and corrected the problem. As mentioned in my previous comment, we have an ongoing issue with the internet going offline and since it's a random problem Cisco hasn't been able to help yet.
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      Implementation Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      We implemented a centralized management of all our Cisco ASA 5500-x with FirePOWER Services so that we can have a holistic view of all our sites in London and other European countries. This also helps when making changes, instead of login on to each firewall we can use Firepower Management Center (FMC) to central deploy changes across all devices
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      Alternatives Considered

      Avast Software

      In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
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      Cisco

      Previous],] I was using the [pfSense] in my organization but when i switched to [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] I realized there are lots of issue and missing security features in [pfSense]. The deployment and configuration is very easy as compare to [pfSense]. I highly recommend this product to everyone.
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      Return on Investment

      Avast Software

      • Great for team communication
      • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
      • Terrible in language setting
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      Cisco

      • As an integrated appliance, we saved costs on getting other security technologies.
      • It provided secure access to our remote users, saving costs and time as our users could get access to the network anywhere and anytime.
      • Since we have other Cisco devices, integration was seamless.
      • Integration with Active Directory meant we did not need to create addition user accounts.
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