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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 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

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

    Identification Technologies

    8.4
    84%
    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 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    87%
    25 Ratings
    7.0

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    71%
    2 Ratings

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.2

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    72%
    2 Ratings

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.5

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    85%
    21 Ratings

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    91%
    25 Ratings

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Any scenario where a dedicated firewall administrator is on staff and a secure firewall solution that requires high availability is needed will be a good solution for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product. The McAfee Firewall Enterprise however comes with some of its own parlance that is different from other vendors and does require some comfort on the administrators side when it comes to working in the command line. Added knowledge of protocols and how they interact is a must for any firewall admin but particularly for the McAfee Firewall Enterprise product due to its flexible nature. If the environment is to be mostly hands off where a very limited rule set is to be configured and not likely to change often, I would defer to a different product
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • Based on the SecureComputing Sidewinder firewalls, the McAfee Firewall Enterprise does similar backend containerization of each service which provides for added security in the unlikely event of failures or breeches.
    • Tie in reporting services (if used by the admin) provide very granular details on rules accessed and the firewalls response to the requests.
    • Configurable options are plentiful. Unbound DNS can be configured on each "burb" (SecureComputing/McAfee parlance for interface), similar options for sendmail while rulesets can be configured at the application level down to simple IP-filter making options for enhancing security as well as troubleshooting equally as useful.
    • Full control over shell for scripting and/or scheduling (cron) purposes.
    • Solid HA and patching architecture.
    • Support was always helpful, knowledgeable and insightful (especially the staff that migrated from SecureComputing).
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • For an application-layer firewall the applications supported (at the time I managed them) were too few and would need to be expanded and the application ruleset needed to be expanded as well.
    • The remote access VPN client configuration was overly complex for the average user and would need to be supplemented with a configuration file that had already been generated. Other solutions from CheckPoint or Cisco ASA are not as complex for end user remote access.
    • Enhancing the GUI with a builtin "packet capture" feature would be useful for administrators not familiar with tcpdump.
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    Compared to other firewalls I've managed (Palo Alto, Cisco ASA & CheckPoint) I would say that McAfee Firewall Enterprise was probably at the time not the leader in its field however it is a product that proved its reliability and flexibility over the other vendors. The addition of many new features usually comes as a detriment to some other area (restricted CLI, decreased logging etc.). In my experience this product gave the flexibility and options that the organization needed.
    Jacob Corzine | 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

    Stonesoft Firewall (Discontinued)

    • In its highly available configuration the impact on any business objective has been positive given the fact that any downtime of the firewall would negatively impact all business objectives.
    Jacob Corzine | TrustRadius Reviewer

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