Azure Firewall vs. Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Firewall
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects Azure Virtual Network resources.
$0.02
Per GB Processed
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Score 8.2 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
Azure FirewallCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Editions & Modules
Data Processing
$.016
Per GB Processed
Deployment
$1.25
Per Deployment Hour
Firepower 2100
3,000-20,000
per appliance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure FirewallCisco 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
Azure FirewallCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Azure FirewallCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Azure Firewall
8.0
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Identification Technologies8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.01 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging7.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
VPN8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
High Availability9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Proxy Server00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure FirewallCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
5.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure FirewallCisco Firepower 2100 Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
Azure Firewall is well suited for most mid sized and large sized companies that deal with thousands of users within multiple environments. Azure Firewall allows you to protect business assets by preventing malicious attacks from entering the network. Azure Firewall would be less suited for a small company that does not use a vpn or have users outside of the office as something smaller would be more appropriate.
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall is easy to use
  • Azure fire wall is easy to set up
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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
Microsoft
  • Azure Fire wall pricing may not always be competitive
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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
Microsoft
Azure Firewall is a very competitive product that exceeds or meets the competitions offerings and is able to effectively manage a company network and securely lock down the domain environment with seamless integration and easy to use tools while offering great support assistance. We selected Azure Firewall because the customer service that comes with the product is second to none and allows us to keep maximum uptime to protect our assets.
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Cisco
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Firewall decreased our overhead by over 7%
  • Azure fire wall has increased efficiency within the security department
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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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