Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Avast Business Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) is designed to replace traditional hardware by delivering cloud-based firewall capabilities from Avast's global cloud network. The service ensures network security is always on, always updating, and always protecting the business. SIG is built to eliminate the gaps in protection caused by legacy, on-premise security hardware.N/A
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
Score 7.8 out of 10
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The Cisco Firepower® 1000 Series for small to medium-size businesses and branch offices is a family of four threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) security platforms designed to deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. The vendor provides that they offers exceptional sustained performance when advanced threat functions are enabled. The 1000 Series’ throughput range addresses use cases from the small office, home office, remote branch office to the Internet edge. The…N/A
Pricing
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
Editions & Modules
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Firepower 1000
1,000-5,000
per appliance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast SIGCisco Firepower 1000 Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
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Features
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.3
33 Ratings
2% below category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings8.031 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings8.330 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings8.633 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings8.629 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings7.132 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings8.133 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings9.228 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings9.332 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings8.928 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(34 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(34 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
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
I think it is well suited for smaller companies or (as in our case) extension to a central system with higher performance. My personal guess is, that it can be quite annoying with those delays in bigger environments, when 20 or more devices needed to be managed. From the point of security, support and updates it works quite good and seem to have no downsides.
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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
  • My organization is all Cisco and wants to stay in the Cisco life cycle, Firepower 1000 series is great for small to medium-size office.
  • Very robust enterprise-grade security solution with updated threat features to handle any current and upcoming threats. The solution is backed by Cisco to ensure constant security updates. Integrated AnyConnect remote client VPN is a big plus to allow for secure remote workers access. Easier to set up a site to site VPN due to the large user base and case studies published on integrating to other manufacturer solutions.
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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
  • ACLS in gui are PIA cant see object details
  • Objects in ACLs dont show IP addresses
  • Have to renames every object to name+ip to make acl GUI useable
  • Speed to data can use improvement.
  • Health warnings should allow you to resolve you have to dig n search in some cases.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avast Software
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Cisco
It is quite good, robust and reliable but not always so easy to manage and configure. The tools could be improved and the price is not low for an entry level firewall
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Usability
Avast Software
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Cisco
Firepowers are secure, reliable, central management and configuration is easy and they fit in well with our existing Cisco infrastructure. Good feature set and support. Good management and control with chassis manager and central control with additional Firepower Management Centre.
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Reliability and Availability
Avast Software
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Cisco
Has not let me down yet.
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Performance
Avast Software
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Cisco
Great performance even on the lower end model of the series. You can push a lot of traffic through these devices without much performance impact. If you decide you want to inspect encrypted traffic however, you may take a big hit on the cpu and memory of the box, but they still manage to keep up even with all the bells and whistles turned on.
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Support Rating
Avast Software
No answers on this topic
Cisco
I have had troubles with Firepower Management Center and the FTD's in the past. Sticking to a Gold Star image and upgrading when the "bugs" are fixed is great. That still doesn't mean you are left vulnerable though. The extra features are just not enabled yet. Great product and calling support is readily available for any issue.
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Implementation Rating
Avast Software
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Cisco
Utilize the new FMC cloud which is available in Cisco Defense Orchestrator.
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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
Cisco Meraki MX is much more simple to configure it if you compare to Cisco Firepower 1000, but it is more limited to pur some complex configurations. The Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is typically deployed as a physical appliance, while the Meraki MX can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance.The Firepower 1000 Series has a more complex user interface, with a steeper learning curve, but offers more customization and configuration options. The Meraki MX has a simpler, more intuitive interface,
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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
  • We have seen improved throughput on our internet.
  • It took several attempts with Cisco engineers to configure the device; it requires a deep set of knowledge to set up in a more complicated environment.
  • This will allow us to move forward with a more stable and configurable environment with security available we didn't have before.
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