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Feature Set Ratings

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

Firewall

10.0

Avast SIG

100%
8.8

Cisco Secure Firewall

88%
Avast Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
18 Ratings

Visualization Tools

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
18 Ratings

Content Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
20 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
20 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
18 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
20 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
20 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
17 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
19 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
20 Ratings

Proxy Server

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
14 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
9.5

Cisco Secure Firewall

95%
20 Ratings

Usability

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Avast SIG

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings

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

If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization
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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

  • Updates with the HA Pair are incredibly easy and automated
  • FMC with Firepowers provide a single place to view information about devices and connections
  • Tedious policy changes can be staged during the working hours and then deployed in one click after hours
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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

  • The UI in Cisco Firepower formerly Sourcefire) is complicated and entirely redundant. A lot of these features are not useful, and therefore, it can be removed from the main window.
  • The interface is very slow, with each operation taking a lot of time. Searching through the logs takes too much time.
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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 Secure Firewall

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Secure Firewall 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

      Pricing Info

      Usability

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
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      Support Rating

      Avast Software

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
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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 Firepower firewalls have all the features expected of an NGFW. Managed with a Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center, most of the learning curve is just knowing where in the menus to go to do what you want. All brands of firewalls work as expected, and learning each GUI is the trick. The GUI for Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center is simple. Though when devices are registered to Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center, there are no options to make changes locally and sync them back to the management center. That does limit accessing a remote site that might go down.
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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

      • This product is great for inspection and normal firewall controls.
      • If there's a bug in it, it can take a lot of resource time to chase it and work around it.
      • Deciphering which data is useful has taken a bit of time and trimming.
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