Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) vs. Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avast SIG
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
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 2100 Series
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Cisco offers the Firepower 2100 Series NGFW, designed to allow businesses to gain resiliency through superior security with sustained performance. The Firepower 2100 Series has a dual multicore CPU architecture that optimizes firewall, cryptographic, and threat inspection functions simultaneously, to achieve security doesn’t come at the expense of network performance.N/A
Pricing
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Editions & Modules
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Firepower 2100
3,000-20,000
per appliance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Avast SIGCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Top Pros

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Features
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 2100 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 2100 Series
8.4
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Identification Technologies10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Proxy Server10.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG)Cisco Firepower 2100 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
The Cisco [Firepower] 2100 [Series] is an easy sell for anyone looking. You already know Cisco excels in the security department, but now that firepower lives right on the box and inline with the rest of the firewall data flow you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Unless you cant quite afford Cisco's 2100 line, there's not much reason to go with the competition.
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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
  • For us, to power the whole system does scaling quite a bit. So we can definitely have a lot of room to grow if needed. The device can support a lot of way more than we need right now, but in the future, if we need more it seems to be a big pro of that. Also the support of Cisco, knowing that it's backed by Cisco definitely is good. You guys are the largest players in the market
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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
  • Cisco patches bugs quickly but patches are slow to install and reboot
  • Smart licensing is getting better but still can be troublesome
  • Some weird visual interface glitches that require clicking the same options a few extra times
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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
No answers on this topic
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
  • It's keeping threats out like a firewall should. Definitely cost wise it is at a higher cost center than other alternatives. Especially when it comes to licensing. Cisco is generally the higher, for perhaps, definitely for good reason, right? I mean, definitely positive impact as far as working as it should that's at cost.
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