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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

These work very well at the WAN edge, it may be costly for some. In which case, it may be worth considering an ISR if all the features or performance of the ASR 1000 are not needed. It works very well in a multi-gig environment regardless of the implementations we have done so far. These also work well at the edge or for smaller cores. I would recommend assessing your needs and checking the documentation to see whether or not this particular router will work for you or if it's overkill. In some cases, a significant amount of money can be saved by going with an ISR (if you still want to stick with Cisco). For data center core or similar environment, these might not be appropriate and I would recommend exploring other models such as ASR 9000.
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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
Identification Technologies
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Content Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
VPN
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
High Availability
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
Forcepoint NGFW
7.0

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)

  • In most cases, the larger ASR routers such as the 1006 and 1009s have sufficient capabilities to be used as a Core network router.
  • The smaller ASRs such as the 1002 devices are best suited on the edge, capable of handling a limited number of connections due to the fixed chassis.
Anonymous | 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)

  • Licensing on the routers is more complicated than it needs to be. We have the ASR routers along with ISR routers both have the license of the advanced service, however, on the ISR routers that license did not include the app-X feature needed to send the application specific net-flow data we wanted. It would be better if Cisco was consistence with the features included with licenses.
  • Some software patches are quite involved as there is a boot loaded and IOS that must be upgraded.
James Arnold | 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

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) 9.5
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) 7.8
Based on 5 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 1 answer
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)

The Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) don't go against the alternatives I've used, but make a great combination of devices, and configuring them alongside each other makes it very easy to administer the whole network. Configuring VLANs across them and setting up policies can be done via CLI or web interfaces, or even using third-party softwares that get along really well with all of them.
Jean Franco | 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

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

Forcepoint NGFW

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
8.7
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
7.0
Forcepoint NGFW

Usability

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
9.5
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
7.8
Forcepoint NGFW
6.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000)
10.0
Forcepoint NGFW

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