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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 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
8.6

Sophos XG Firewall

86%
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
24 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

VPN

9.5
95%
25 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

High Availability

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

87%
25 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

Sophos XG Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

72%
2 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
1 Rating

Performance

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
21 Ratings

Sophos XG Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

91%
25 Ratings
9.1

Sophos XG Firewall

91%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

82%
2 Ratings

Sophos XG Firewall

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 XG Firewall

This is the best product for small-size organizations with a low budget that want advanced and deep-level security features. Sandboxing and advanced malware protection are the most valuable features available on Sophos devices. Other features like applications and web content make your organization more secure, and you can put more restrictions on users.
Rahul Verma | 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 XG Firewall

  • You can scan every packet deeply through sandboxing.
  • Control the user traffic through content filtering.
  • Put the restrictions on user web traffic through web filtering.
  • Control any type of malware through anti virus.
Basant Gupta | 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 XG Firewall

  • If using Endpoint security and the Firewall it would be nice to have an easier back and forth between the portals rather than have two separate tabs open. Especially if using more than one in multiple locations.
  • If dealing with different revisions options are moved around and sometimes in places that doesn't normally seem like they should be there.
Mike Goularte | 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 XG Firewall

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

Sophos XG Firewall

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 7.2
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 XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
nawas khan | 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 XG Firewall

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 XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
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 XG Firewall

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 XG Firewall

We have been a Sophos customer for the most part but i have seen some other offerings from SonicWall, Barracuda, and Cisco. While they all offer nice products, we've always been content with our Sophos XG firewalls, especially as they release more and more features/etc.
Anonymous | 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 XG Firewall

  • Easy to integrate with Active Directory & LDAP
  • We don't need to purchase any additional 2FA & VPN Tools so the cost is saved for us
  • High Availability
Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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