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Score 8.1 out of 100

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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

WatchGuard Network Security

For the size of businesses that I am involved with, the WatchGuard products are an excellent fit in terms of pricing, capacity, performance and reliability. The products are scaled for both main office or branch offices or warehouses. I have yet to not be able to come up with the correct solution for businesses. The pre-sales staff has excellent product knowledge and has always made the right recommendations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard Network Security
8.2
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.9
WatchGuard Network Security
7.2
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
WatchGuard Network Security
8.7
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.1
WatchGuard Network Security
8.1
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard Network Security
7.3
VPN
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.1
WatchGuard Network Security
8.1
High Availability
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
9.0
WatchGuard Network Security
8.6
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
7.7
WatchGuard Network Security
8.2
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.7
WatchGuard Network Security
7.8

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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • URL Filtering: Extremely effective for blocking of questionable content and protecting from phishing sites.
  • Antivirus: Our clients have seen far fewer active threats when a WatchGuard Network Security Device is in place.
  • Data Loss Prevention: A valuable tool for our clients who require more security when it comes to metadata and personal data leaving the network.
Tracy Atwood | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Partner communications on technical issues. For example the undocumented feature of SDWAN hidden route. There is still no documentation on that.
  • Too infrequent communications about high incidence technical support issues. We do not want to have to be encountering known issues and then having outages or problems that we then have to put in tickets about.
  • Pay attention to your most highly technical partners, not just those that sell a lot of equipment. The highly technical partners can and do provide very usable feedback that can make the products better.
  • WG wants partners to build relationships with people inside WG so we can drive solutions to problems, but too frequently, we get no response to emails sent to the proper internal resources about legitimate issues.
Felicia King | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.8
Based on 3 answers
To be replaced, we would need to see a clear set of reasons that acutely address the points I have made in favor of this solution, and they would need to be Cheaper, easier to use, give more clarity into the networking, and create easier dashboards and reports for managemnt of users networking and threat actors attempts to compromise the network.
Bill Holmberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.5
Based on 98 answers
I first started using WatchGuard firewalls about 20 years ago and found them easy to pick up and learn. Since then I have had experience with many other types--Sonicwalls, Palo Altos, and Cisco Meraki, just to name a few--and I still find the that WatchGuard is the easiest to deploy and work with. I still use the management software (vs. the newer web interface) and it's just very easy to find what I need and to make changes.
James Graham | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.0
Based on 7 answers
I give this rating as a result of almost 20 years of interfacing with WatchGuard technical support. Of all my vendors that I have to deal with WatchGuard is one of the best I have ever dealt with bar none. I have seldom finished a call to them without a solution. If they by chance don't have the solution, they will figure it out and get back to you ASAP as well as update the casefile online. Technical support is available via phone and web portal. It takes a few minutes to create a case online, assign a priority and submit. They get back to you depending on the critical nature of the issue, but you can expect urgent attention for critical and catastrophic issues.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 9.1
Based on 1 answer
In person training is very good for the interaction with qualified trainers
Felicia King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Online training is good for learning how to use the product. It does not teach security strategy because that is not its intent.
Felicia King | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

WatchGuard Network Security 8.4
Based on 108 answers
Implementation of a device, with knowledge of the WatchGuard system, can be fairly straightforward for a typical school/branch office. Anywhere with a few servers will have the policy list grow exponentially and end up with a big mess of policies. We have 30 servers, along with providing local Internet. We have over 100 policies and growing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WatchGuard Network Security

I find Watchguard much easier to deploy and maintain than Sonicwall devices. I find they offer a comparable range of products and features, however, I liked the deployment process of Watchguards much more. The Cisco ASA is a great firewall as well, however, can require more in-depth knowledge to deploy. Watchguard dual WAN functionality is better than the ASA as well which requires routers outside of the ASA to maintain a true dual WAN setup.
Steve Davis | 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

WatchGuard Network Security

  • Blocking bad websites has saved many of our clients from any infection which saves time and money from a business being down and needing files restored perspective.
  • Automatic end user training has saved time not having to go onsite to do it ourselves.
  • Traffic and Security Reports that we use with clients to show them employee usage, blocked security threats, and growth projections.
Joshua Churchwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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

WatchGuard Network Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.4
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard Network Security
9.8

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.9
WatchGuard Network Security
8.5

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
WatchGuard Network Security

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.8
WatchGuard Network Security
8.0

In-Person Training

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
WatchGuard Network Security
9.1

Online Training

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
WatchGuard Network Security
6.4

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard Network Security
8.4

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