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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

It is good hardware with advanced security features known as Next Generation that can be purchased through license subscriptions. I recommend to use it in the edge scenario of the internet. It is great to offer protection to the internal network, servers, PCs, sensitive data and to offer the remote service to company users remotely from the use of an SLL VPN. It is important to measure the number of users and the speed of internet links to find the right Cisco ASA model for your scenario.
Flavio Pereira | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Sophos UTM
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
Sophos UTM
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
Sophos UTM
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Sophos UTM
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
Sophos UTM
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.1
Sophos UTM
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
Sophos UTM
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Sophos UTM
VPN
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.1
Sophos UTM
High Availability
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.0
Sophos UTM
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.7
Sophos UTM
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.7
Sophos UTM

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

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

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 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

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 8.6
Based on 7 answers
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is very good for a middle-sized organization and you will not face any issue deployment in the existing network. But, GUI is not good so you have to go with CLI for fast work. The main advantage of Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is the technical support and lots of easy documentation and training videos for implementation and configuration. URL filtering is also not the best because it syncs with the bright cloud website. Sometimes, URLs detected in the wrong category.
Vipin Sharma | 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 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I always say this (based upon my experiences) Cisco has the best support both onsite and offsite. Cisco does the RMA of faulty device within the defined 24 hours. And their TAC support is very good as it's also available in India. Overall, I would say Cisco has the best Customer Support.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

Sophos UTM 7.2
Based on 3 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.
Dave Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sophos UTM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

I used pfSense open-source tool in which technical support and documentation is not available like Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services firewall. so I choose ASA just because this version of cisco ASA is really offering new advanced-level security in the normal budget for my organization.
Rajesh Singh | 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

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

Sophos UTM

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
Sophos UTM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Sophos UTM

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.9
Sophos UTM
10.0

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
Sophos UTM

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.8
Sophos UTM
7.2

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
Sophos UTM

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