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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%

    Sophos 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

    • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Sophos UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    87%
    25 Ratings
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    71%
    2 Ratings

    Sophos UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    71%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%
    21 Ratings

    Sophos UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    91%
    25 Ratings
    7.7

    Sophos UTM

    77%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Sophos 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

    Sophos UTM

    UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
    Paul Cheng | 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

    Sophos UTM

    • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
    • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
    • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
    Matthew James | 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

    Sophos UTM

    • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
    • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
    Michael Cattano | 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

    Sophos UTM

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    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

    Sophos 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

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Sophos 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

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 7.7
    Based on 5 answers
    The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
    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

    Sophos 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

    Sophos UTM

    I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
    Nate Binkley | 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

    Sophos UTM

    • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
    • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
    Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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