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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.4

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    84%

    SonicWall E10000 Series

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

    Identification Technologies

    8.4
    84%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.7
    77%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.7
    87%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.8
    88%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.6
    86%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.6
    86%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.2
    92%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.5
    95%
    27 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

      Likelihood to Recommend

      8.5

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      85%
      28 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      8.5

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      85%
      3 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      7.2

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      72%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Availability

      10.0

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      100%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Performance

      8.3

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      83%
      24 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      9.0

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      90%
      28 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      9.9

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      99%
      3 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Ease of integration

      9.0

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      90%
      1 Rating

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cisco

      With a limited budget, this firewall can be deployed to do basic firewalling and routing as a starting point. Once in place with an improved budget firepower services can be activated with an additional license. Depending on the scenario an appropriate model can be bought to meet the needs of the business. These firewalls range from the small 5506-X to the massive 5585-X suitable for data center deployments.
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      Pros

      Cisco

      • 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.
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      Cons

      Cisco

      • 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
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      Pricing Details

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services editions and modules pricing
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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

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

        Pricing Info

        SonicWall E10000 Series

        Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        SonicWall E10000 Series editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules

        Footnotes

          Offerings

          Free Trial
          Free/Freemium Version
          Premium Consulting/Integration Services

          Entry-level set up fee?

          No setup fee

          Additional Details

          Likelihood to Renew

          Cisco

          Ever since we installed Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services we have never had to deal with an attack. We can see in the logs almost every day hackers attempting to break into our networks and failing. We also have the ability to blacklist every IP address that attempts to break into our firewalls
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          Usability

          Cisco

          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.
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          Reliability and Availability

          Cisco

          We have never had an outage caused by firewall failure. We have had a few outages caused by the internet failing or cloud applications going offline but never a firewall breaking down. When making changes we have a very strong change control, major software updates are always carried out out of working hours. At places where we have two firewalls in HA, we are able to do upgrades in working ours and the users will never know that an upgrade is taking place, that how great these firewalls are
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          Performance

          Cisco

          The Cisco ASA 5500X with Firepower performance needs consideration before deploying. Although the solution is Pay as you grow, adding additional features to the system has a negative impact on overall throughput. I would more like now only to deploy the Cisco FPR units as they have better performance and will last the test of time.
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          Support Rating

          Cisco

          We have had very little interaction with support on this ASA. On the few occasions we have, Cisco has been responsive and corrected the problem. As mentioned in my previous comment, we have an ongoing issue with the internet going offline and since it's a random problem Cisco hasn't been able to help yet.
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          Implementation Rating

          Cisco

          We implemented a centralized management of all our Cisco ASA 5500-x with FirePOWER Services so that we can have a holistic view of all our sites in London and other European countries. This also helps when making changes, instead of login on to each firewall we can use Firepower Management Center (FMC) to central deploy changes across all devices
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          Alternatives Considered

          Cisco

          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.
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          Return on Investment

          Cisco

          • 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.
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