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49 Ratings

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
8.7

SonicWall TZ

87%
SonicWall TZ ranks higher in 7/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
24 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
25 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
25 Ratings
8.2
82%
9 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

VPN

9.5
95%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

High Availability

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
9 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SonicWall TZ is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

87%
25 Ratings
9.1

SonicWall TZ

91%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

SonicWall TZ

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

SonicWall TZ

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
21 Ratings

SonicWall TZ

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

91%
25 Ratings
9.5

SonicWall TZ

95%
13 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

82%
2 Ratings

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

Based on my experience, this is a solid platform for a small to mid sized company, especially when there is someone who has IT experience, or can get outsourced IT help. I would not recommend for someone who is a technology novice. Also, this is a competent device for someone who is looking to add VPN services for remote workers.
Benjamin Hale | 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

SonicWall TZ

  • If you have multiple sites and you want the connect the sites through secure medium this is best firewall for you.
  • There are very advanced features helps you to connect the device easily and securely.
  • Easy to connect the sites through advanced routing protocols.
VINAY Mandora | 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

SonicWall TZ

  • management is confusing has many items that could be improved to facilitate the work to the network administrator
  • in the diagnostic tool I would improve the response times, that is, if a ping test is required, it should be quick, since in cases of failures it is sought to minimize the impact as much as possible.
  • each function has a different license item, I would place a single license package for all team functions
Jhoneis Milano | 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.

SonicWall TZ

General

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

Starting Price

$414.04 per month

SonicWall TZ Editions & Modules

Edition
SonicWall TZ270 (hardware only)$414.04
SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$689.16
SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$502.57
SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$796.76
SonicWall TZ270 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$930.24
SonicWall TZ370 (hardware only)$618.34
SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$973.82
SonicWall TZ370 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1085.50
SonicWall TZ370 High Availability$493.04
SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$708.23
SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1107.29
SonicWall TZ370 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1232.60
SonicWall TZ470 (hardware only)$973.82
SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1596.25
SonicWall TZ470 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1805.99
SonicWall TZ470 High Availability$776.33
SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC (hardware only)$1063.71
SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$1729.72
SonicWall TZ470 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$1876.82
SonicWall TZ570$1240.77
SonicWall TZ570 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1450.51
SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2006.20
SonicWall TZ570 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2200.97
SonicWall TZ570 High Availability (HA) Unit$988.80
SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC$1356.54
SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1588.07
SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2192.80
SonicWall TZ570 Wireless-AC TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2442.04
SonicWall TZ270 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$769.52
SonicWall TZ270 High Availability$329.60
SonicWall TZ670$1596.25
SonicWall TZ670 with 8x5 Support (1 Year)$1867.28
SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Essential Edition (1 Year)$2574.15
SonicWall TZ670 TotalSecure - Advanced Edition (1 Year)$2868.34
SonicWall TZ670 High Availability (HA) Unit$1273.46
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Additional Pricing Details
See pricing link for TZ Series (Gen6) editions. All prices have been converted from pounds. Conversion rates may change.

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

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ 9.5
Based on 13 answers
I have used the SonicWall TZ 350 for years and I can say that it is an excellent and complete firewall. It is easy to configure and administer because it has a friendly interface. It is safe, it offers several types of security features, VPN, and also protection against malware. Support and warranty also recommended. It's fast and the problem was solved in less than 1 day.
João Mauricio | 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

SonicWall TZ

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

SonicWall TZ

SonicWall and WatchGuard are both fine appliances, but I am accustomed to the Barracuda NG. The Barracuda Control Center is so powerful and useful that it beats out the other two. SonicWall does a great job of dividing up firewall rules and NAT policies, but this is a preference among engineers.
Derek Schroeder | 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

SonicWall TZ

  • VPN access allowed employees to be more flexible and being able to get internal resources from anywhere.
  • Lower licensing price compared to competitors saved some money.
  • Protecting from unnecessary connections increased performance and uptime.
  • One of the firmware versions caused CPU performance degradation that slowed down the Internet speed which caused issues in the call center.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

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