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Bitdefender GravityZone

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Cisco ASA

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Likelihood to Recommend

Bitdefender GravityZone

GravityZone is ideal for virtually any sized business, though at smaller sizes (3 - 5 computers/users) other options may be more cost effective, including other Bitdefender products. In addition, while Bitdefender's flexibility and power-user features are really nice, these same features can make it difficult to use for the less tech-inclined. Finally, Bitdefender is ideal for Windows servers as it can be figured specifically for server use.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA is well suited for Large & Medium Scale infrastructure as it provides a bundle of security features in a single device & also it provides best-in-class technical support with easy documentation. Also, it provides deep scanning but for that need to purchase a firepower license additionally which is very costly.
Chirag Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Bitdefender GravityZone
8.5
Cisco ASA
Anti-Exploit Technology
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.8
Cisco ASA
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.8
Cisco ASA
Centralized Management
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.9
Cisco ASA
Hybrid Deployment Support
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.6
Cisco ASA
Infection Remediation
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.5
Cisco ASA
Vulnerability Management
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.8
Cisco ASA
Malware Detection
Bitdefender GravityZone
9.1
Cisco ASA

Firewall

Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.7
Identification Technologies
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.1
Visualization Tools
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
7.4
Content Inspection
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.1
Policy-based Controls
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
9.1
Active Directory and LDAP
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
9.2
Firewall Management Console
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.9
VPN
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
9.4
High Availability
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
9.6
Stateful Inspection
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
9.5
Proxy Server
Bitdefender GravityZone
Cisco ASA
8.0

Pros

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • The Gravity Zone console is quite easy to use, particularly if the person assigned to implement and deploy have a good understanding of how to make it work to get at the information needed.
  • The Dashboard is customizable to get at the information needed in one location.
  • Pushing tasks across the network is quite easy.
  • Having said the what is available in gravity zone, it is easy to see what devices have activity that frequently result in quarantines. This allows us to address "misuse" of our devices. Which brings me to my final point...
  • The policies can be set up to lock devices down with very strict rules (such as device locking) or with relaxed policies.
Gail Dutchess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • How we can manage: ASDM the GUI is so much easier to manage it even for a new guy also.
  • Traffic handling capacity
  • More secure and the different features it gives.
  • Support from the TAC team or from the community manages to handle issues very efficiently.
Jitu Mani Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • I wish we could access logs from the cloud-based product. Not just in a viewable sense but from a download so that we can scrape them for interesting strings.
  • Bitdefender needs to make it easier to export data from the web interface. As it stands now, it's a time-consuming copy and paste activity.
  • I would like for there to a notification service when someone encounters malware. For example, an email to our IT team when someone's Bitdefender quarantines a file.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • The Java based ASDM can botch commands and isn't compatible on some more locked down systems.
  • Monitoring. Really the same complaint as above, the monitoring available through the ASDM is crappy at best. A much better solution is to send the logs and mirror packets to a SEIM, but that can create issues of its own when looking for realtime analysis.
  • Compatibility across other ASA models. ASA 5520s don't play well with 5525X which don't play well with older 5510s. Each is great on it's own, but it's next to impossible to logically stack them or have them as layers of firewalls in an infrastructure.
  • Lack of cloud based management. The Cisco Meraki security devices do this well, but the ASAs are still behind in this regard.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. I rely heavily on my vendors to provide a product that works, is easy to implement, and that they support. As well as be a decent value for the money
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am committed to low-OpEx usage model, know most (nearly all) hw and sw features and have a good customer base to continue to use Cisco ASA.
Sergei Chernooki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 7.4
Based on 2 answers
The console is easy to use, but has grown to have a lot of functionality. The only challenge is that all functions (even disabled and not installed ones) are shown. It would be great if only the functions that are active would be visible.
Beat Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 7.6
Based on 49 answers
Support is an area Bitdefender has always struggled with. While their products work great, the GravityZone dashboard is very technical in nature. If you aren't IT inclined, it could be difficult to setup. While most times support is helpful, we tend to work with them over email because of their very thick accent, they are hard to understand over the phone.
JASON WORKMAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 8.4
Based on 12 answers
The support is usually very good and gets back to you very quickly. However I had some instances of when two engineers will give me wildly different answers to what I thought was a simple question. Overall however I do rate the support highly and they are generally always very good.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bitdefender GravityZone

We were a Kaspersky shop for years. Kaspersky was a resource hog and it didn't even block half of what was thrown at it. We had more outbreaks and more end-user complaints in a year of Kaspersky then we have had in almost three years of Bitdefender.
Michael Kerzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

Cisco made sense from the standpoint that my engineers already knew it and there was little learning curve. Personally, I prefer a purpose-built hardware solution. Untangle is not ready for the enterprise as a whole but works great to do web/application filtering . Checkpoint and Palo are VERY high cost and have few support options
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • Has stopped a few advanced attacks with the EDR sensor capability and also allowed us to trace back threats. This is key so we know with confidence the threat has been removed.
  • Risk analysis goes further and shows misconfigurations, and other security risks that can quickly be resolved. This saves us time when auditing and also gives us assurance that we don’t have small loopholes.
  • Being fully cloud managed is another key factor; with employees working from home this gives us peace of mind that devices are protected and allows us to manage security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • The next gen features allowed us to remove an older exinda device from our network by replacing that qos functionality and reporting.
  • The geoblocking features have allowed us to block many of our biggest threat sources from even trying to attach our systems, which makes our security reporting look much cleaner.
  • We needed granular user reporting in our web filtering, so we did have to implement a separate proxy solution (which we already had). It was a fair amount of work to integrate but does work with the ASA. Unfortunately, the reporting wasn't as tied to the users for our HR department to rely on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bitdefender GravityZone

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco ASA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bitdefender GravityZone
8.6
Cisco ASA
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Bitdefender GravityZone
9.0
Cisco ASA
9.0

Usability

Bitdefender GravityZone
7.4
Cisco ASA

Support Rating

Bitdefender GravityZone
7.6
Cisco ASA
8.4

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