90 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Forcepoint NGFW

    81%
    Forcepoint NGFW ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Forcepoint NGFW is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    86%
    23 Ratings
    9.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    90%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.0

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Forcepoint NGFW

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.7

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    97%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    88%
    6 Ratings
    6.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Forcepoint NGFW

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    As we provide our network services poor multiple customers we were looking for a well-known brand where we could rely on their name. Cisco was, besides Aruba, the way to go in our situation. After configuration, the network administrators were able to keep everything under control with ease. It could be a bit tough for the beginning network administrator but overall it was a great investment!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    • These routers are very good at performing 24x7! This is key to running an organization where employees are working 24x7.
    • The ZBFW feature works especially well to help lockdown and protect your network.
    • Having the ability to perform in-service upgrades is a key feature in keeping your network up at all times.
    Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
    • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
    • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    • The ASR 1000 series routers can, as with most devices, improve with additional memory capacity and upgraded chip sets for faster processing.
    • There seems to be limitations on the number of routing sessions the smaller ASR devices can handle, which can be overcome with proper planning and placement within the network.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Forcepoint NGFW

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Only ASR get EOL we would like to upgrade our routers to recomended replacements.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 9.7
    Based on 2 answers
    All our modular contingency service exercises use this equipment, it allows us to perform this type of exercises very easily, in a controlled and effective way. It is used at least once a month for these types of events. It also allows configuration replication in computers that are under the same model.
    Carlos Mendoza Barberán | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Forcepoint NGFW 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 8.8
    Based on 6 answers
    We did not heavily engage with the Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR1000) support function as we decide to switch the solution to a more cost-effective option, and this was primarily a price decision vs. any support related decision.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Forcepoint NGFW 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Implementation was as per design and all best practice configuration was followed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    Before standardizing on the Cisco ASR 1000 we had explored the idea of using Juniper routers. Ultimately we felt the Cisco ASR 1000 was a better fit at the time. We have been very happy with this decision, but it might not be the right decision for everyone. It fit our environment and our needs very well, Juniper is also a very good choice.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

    • It is a healthy return on investment with planned packed size data. Average unicast latency is low and consistent with small and large packets (barring mid-sized).
    • Cisco devices last longer and also have a decent trade-in policy to recover some value when equipment is replaced.
    • Higher concurrent IPSec tunnels are offered, we tested for 1500+, fielding both encrypted and a mix of encrypted and cleartext traffic.
    Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
    • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
    • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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