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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

  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
8.6

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

86%
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
24 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
25 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.5
95%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

High Availability

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

87%
25 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

72%
2 Ratings

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
21 Ratings

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

91%
25 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

82%
2 Ratings

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
Anonymous | 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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
  • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
  • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

General

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

Starting Price

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.
Anonymous | 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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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