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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • GUI configuration.
  • Security features for the price point.
  • Consolidates management of VPN tunnels.
Hyler C Cooper | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

  • The UTM package has caused me some issues in the past, specifically IPS and AV at the edge. In my experience when AV at the edge is unable to sync with its third party database the rule fails and will block all traffic by default.
  • Some of the default global settings can cause issues. One common one is SYN packet not returning ACK. Turning off this setting will allow packets that don't complete the 3-way handshake to pass. Not the most ideal solution.
  • An area that I think could be improved is in application awareness. The only firewall that can do true layer 7 policying is PaloAlto firewalls, that I'm aware of. I think firewalls need to start moving to that and this is an area WatchGuard could add and improve.
Anonymous | 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 XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
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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 XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM is easier to use, has more features in one device, can have better and more specific policies, has a much lower cost, and is stable.
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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Great value per dollar
  • Easy rule management
  • Simplifies management of remote boxes
Hyler C Cooper | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Usability

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
6.9
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Performance

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.6
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Support Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.8
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Implementation Rating

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
8.2
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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