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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ranks higher in 10/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
24 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
25 Ratings
8.1
81%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
25 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
4.8
48%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.5
95%
25 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

High Availability

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
6.2
62%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

87%
25 Ratings
8.5

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

85%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

72%
2 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
21 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

91%
25 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

82%
2 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

This device fits very well in medium to large enterprise networks, the ability for active/passive failover makes it extremely reliable should you choose to purchase two units. For smaller networks, the 5500 series may be overkill with a multitude of less expensive options available. Having everything in one box and management utilizing the Cisco ASDM console is very nice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

When we are asked by local partners which security equipment we use we always recommend our Cisco security products. The Firepower firewall is no exception and we can easily recommend this to others who need a fast, secure, and well built system that integrates well with all your existing hardware and software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are very well suited for most environments.
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services have a variety of networking features including NextGen, web content filtering, data analysis, high availability failover, packet inspection, context-based ACL, and other features to protect your networks.
  • It's easy to deploy and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Application Control.
  • URL Filtering.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Performance when using FirePower services make the unit slow
  • Capacity of what the FirePower services need
  • The interface is better than ASDM but these still need ASDM and that can be a challenge to get the correct Java version loaded
  • Certain 5500-X models are different than previous versions with no switchport options
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Initial install and configuration can be complex.
  • May need to learn the new interface if coming from ASA.
  • Buggy web interface can at time cause issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Cisco ASA 5500-X pricing starts at ~$400 and scales up to $20,000 for higher capacity appliances.

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 410050,000-250,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 7.1
Based on 2 answers
We are exploring cloud services, the services are getting cheaper and the features offered in terms of hardware and software are becoming comparable to ASA.
David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 7.2
Based on 2 answers
Cisco firepower provides automatation for an organisations security operations to detect and stop the most advanced threats fast. It also assists in preventing attacks in using intelligence and innovative solutions.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.5
Based on 21 answers
The solution is great, it has incredible features, but when activating all Firepower services on the appliance, the ASA suffers from a performance degradation and is slower to process the information and access the management settings. That is why it is important to correctly size the equipment to avoid this type of problem.
Flavio Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 9.1
Based on 25 answers
I gave this rating because Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services offers the best technical and software solutions and it has the best customer care service. They solve issues within 24 hours and they provide so much consistent support and relevant solutions to products at hand and it is too cheap compared to all other software we have ever used as an organization.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We find these easy to deploy and we have a process we follow. We normally take 1-2 days to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Previous],] I was using the [pfSense] in my organization but when i switched to [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] I realized there are lots of issue and missing security features in [pfSense]. The deployment and configuration is very easy as compare to [pfSense]. I highly recommend this product to everyone.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series deployment is straightforward and easy to implement. It is also can support high availability and able to achieve redundancy. Besides, firmware upgrade is quite simple and the process does not take much effort as the upgrade will be automatically done by itself. Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is also very cost effective compared with other similar ranges of firewalls.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • As an integrated appliance, we saved costs on getting other security technologies.
  • It provided secure access to our remote users, saving costs and time as our users could get access to the network anywhere and anytime.
  • Since we have other Cisco devices, integration was seamless.
  • Integration with Active Directory meant we did not need to create addition user accounts.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Positive impact would be our increased security network wide.
  • Another positive would be the increased processing power, saving us time and [from] needing more equipment.
  • A negative impact would be the increased need for having to learn a new interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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