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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

If you were looking for a internet edge firewall and wanted to add the modern day "next gen" features than I would say the [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] would do the job. The packages Cisco offers with the hardware is pretty easy to understand and you can add the right feature sets to it. If you don't need next gen functions for basic NAT/PAT then it still would be a good firewall. If you wanted it for a data center to inspect traffic going from the LAN to the Data Center it would be a good fit. If you do not size these correctly you might quickly run out of performance or capacity when using the FirePOWER Services. The smaller 5506-X with Firepower really seems to struggle when adding FirePower with it. I would say you would be less likely to use it if your organization has more than 100 devices. You would need to move up to a 5508-X, 5512-X or larger units.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

Traps is a fantastic tool for malware prevention and works great alongside traditional A/V. Integration with other Palo Alto gear is also very nice, as it can tap into other products/tools for enhanced functionality. Traps is great at quarantining malicious code to a single source and stops the spread of malware that uses network shares to spread very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.1
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.5
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.1
Palo Alto Networks Traps
VPN
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.1
Palo Alto Networks Traps
High Availability
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.0
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.7
Palo Alto Networks Traps
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.7
Palo Alto Networks Traps

Endpoint Security

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.2
Anti-Exploit Technology
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.9
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.0
Centralized Management
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.5
Hybrid Deployment Support
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
4.5
Infection Remediation
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
6.8
Vulnerability Management
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
8.8
Malware Detection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.9

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

Palo Alto Networks Traps

  • Malware detection without existing signatures
  • Test detonation of unknown files in the cloud and locally
  • Prevention of threats that traditional AV can't block
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Cisco SFR should work on their URL filtering database as sometimes it doesn't filter the correct categorization.
  • Cisco SFR ASDM app crashes sometimes and has room for improvement.
  • Cisco has the best CLI commands and [is] easy to use, but I feel it lacks ease in their GUI.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

  • To be honest, at this time I don't have any suggestions for you guys. Sales team was great, tech team is great, product has been great. I like the interface.. so no complaints or suggestions yet!
DeForge, Peter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Overall, it does most of the things we want without too much effort. Support is good but expensive.
Dave Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

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 6.9
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

Palo Alto Networks Traps

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 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Performance is quite good for VPN, routing. Sometimes you will face issues with URL filtering otherwise all features in such a budget really best.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

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 8.7
Based on 10 answers
24/7 experienced technical support and lots of easy documentation and training are one of the main advantages of Cisco products.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

Palo Alto Networks Traps 10.0
Based on 5 answers
The team that supports us are tremendous, they have helped us in upgrading the versions. The upgrade didn’t go on smoothly however their support to fix the issues are great. And lots of help from them to advice us on better use the Traps. Exceptional supports have been given to us by the team.
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.
Dave Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

I have some familiarity with other products in the firewall space, but I feel that Cisco offers the best ability to integrate all of our data sources together, being that the majority of the infrastructure is Cisco. That being said, Check Point, Fortinet, F5 and others offer strong competition to Cisco.
Jason Lachowsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

Traps and its integration with central management tools by Palo Alto and wildfire was a better fit for our environment. Others provided similar levels of protection but in some cases did not live up to expectations as traps did. Palo Alto also worked with us to better Traps, its management tool, and deployment issues. Other vendors were not as forthcoming with support
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

  • The upgrade from the previous firewalls increased the throughput available by over 100%.
  • The team has direct insight into traffic flowing in and out of the network.
  • It has required a greater staff investment to configure properly.
Zar Jerome Cajudo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Networks Traps

  • Traps had an agent upgrade get "stuck" that required me to manually reboot servers into safe mode to remediate it. Traps/Cortex ROI is by far negative. I'm pretty well-paid. Requiring multiple hours of my time to remediate your [bad] product entirely destroys any benefit.
Jeff Nichols | 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

Palo Alto Networks Traps

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.4
Palo Alto Networks Traps
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Palo Alto Networks Traps

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.9
Palo Alto Networks Traps

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.8
Palo Alto Networks Traps

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.7
Palo Alto Networks Traps
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Palo Alto Networks Traps

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