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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 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
9.8

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

98%
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

8.5
85%
24 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.8
78%
21 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.0
80%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.7
87%
25 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.5
95%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

High Availability

9.7
97%
25 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.1
71%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

87%
25 Ratings
10.0

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

100%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

71%
2 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

72%
2 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

85%
21 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

91%
25 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

82%
2 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

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

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

  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
Byron Varela Mora | 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

  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
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

Starting Price

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
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

  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
Ethan Lautenschlager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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