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186 Ratings
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116 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA

CISCO ASA is suitable for every organization from MID range to HIGH RANGE. However, for small customers, they can buy Cisco product but support cost will be the challenge. However nowadays one tool is never enough, but Cisco gives us a unified way of managing infra with there different solutions. I agree they are more stable products comparing any products which are available in the Market.
Jitu Mani Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
8.3
Malwarebytes
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.7
Malwarebytes
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.9
Malwarebytes
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.1
Malwarebytes
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.9
Malwarebytes
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
9.1
Malwarebytes
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.3
Malwarebytes
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
7.7
Malwarebytes
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.8
Malwarebytes
High Availability
Cisco ASA
9.4
Malwarebytes
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
9.3
Malwarebytes
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
7.9
Malwarebytes

Pros

Cisco ASA

  • Consistent commands. A lot of the general commands used on other Cisco switches and routers also work here, making it easy script common tasks and changes across multiple devices without having to switch command structure.
  • Processing power. The ASA is incredibly fast and doesn't introduce much if any latency.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
Kenji C | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA

  • The gui interface is good, but often lacks the ability to perform full tasks without command line.
  • Integration with other products can be complicated and you may need to find the custom commands from the 3rd party or support to make it work.
  • A lot of their advanced features are present, but aren't fully integrated yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am committed to low-OpEx usage model, know most (nearly all) hw and sw features and have a good customer base to continue to use Cisco ASA.
Sergei Chernooki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 10.0
Based on 2 answers
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 8.4
Based on 12 answers
The support is usually very good and gets back to you very quickly. However I had some instances of when two engineers will give me wildly different answers to what I thought was a simple question. Overall however I do rate the support highly and they are generally always very good.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes 8.9
Based on 14 answers
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
Jennifer Stirling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA

Cisco made sense from the standpoint that my engineers already knew it and there was little learning curve. Personally, I prefer a purpose-built hardware solution. Untangle is not ready for the enterprise as a whole but works great to do web/application filtering . Checkpoint and Palo are VERY high cost and have few support options
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
Pritesh Patel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA

  • We've gotten every penny's worth of use with our Cisco ASA firewalls - they were a few thousand dollars to purchase, even in HA, and have been in production for over 5 years
  • I'm glad that when the Cisco ASA IKE buffer overflow vulnerability was released, Cisco provided a code update, even though the 8.2-series code was EOL. This saved us and many companies from scrambling and spending big $ and time to put a workaround in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Malwarebytes

  • Malwarebytes has worked with us to come up with a multi-year subscription model that was within our budgetary allowances for security. Considering the potential monetary cost of an attack, the ROI is immeasurable in many ways.
  • Malwarebytes allows us to cover ALL endpoints, including those that are working remotely during COVID. This is important since users tend to do things from home that they may not do from in the office.
  • Malwarebytes is so easy to install and maintain/update that we can actually see the value in time saved.
Mauro Biefeni | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

Cisco ASA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Malwarebytes

General

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

Malwarebytes Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium (1 device)$39.961
Premium (5 devices)$80.041
Premium + Privacy$99.961
Malwarebytes For Teams$119.971
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection$6991
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Response$8491
  1. Annually
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.1
Malwarebytes
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Malwarebytes
10.0

Usability

Cisco ASA
Malwarebytes
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Malwarebytes
8.9

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