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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 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%

    Smoothwall UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.5
    85%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.8
    78%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.8
    88%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    9.0
    90%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.7
    87%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.7
    87%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.5
    95%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.7
    97%
    25 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Smoothwall UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    87%
    25 Ratings
    10.0

    Smoothwall UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    71%
    2 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    71%
    2 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%
    21 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    91%
    25 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    This system is very useful for companies of few resources and for novice users with small and domestic networks. On the other hand, for a large company where you have a lot of network equipment connected, it's possible that the equipment collapses and does not work well with this service.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
    • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
    • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • The way to be installed is still a bit difficult and should be more graphic as you are doing all the distributions of linux to make it easier to understand new users
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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 7.1
    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • this system has had a positive impact on my company, saving resources, good functioning of the system, a stable application that allows me to control what users see so that they can perform more in the work and prevent them from entering pages that are undeveloped and that will take time away from their job
    germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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