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Score 8.4 out of 100
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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

Norton Small Business

Norton is well suited for a company or organization looking to protect its own machines, laptops, and desktops on a daily basis. I would say it is quite well suited to small or medium or even large businesses wanting to protect their computers and systems from viruses, malware, or other threats out there.
Jon Hersh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
8.3
Norton Small Business
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.7
Norton Small Business
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.9
Norton Small Business
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.1
Norton Small Business
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.8
Norton Small Business
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
9.1
Norton Small Business
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.3
Norton Small Business
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
7.9
Norton Small Business
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.9
Norton Small Business
High Availability
Cisco ASA
9.5
Norton Small Business
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
9.3
Norton Small Business
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
7.9
Norton Small Business

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

Norton Small Business

  • Mobile device support
  • Robust control panel
  • Inexpensive
  • Minimal system resource impact
Marouane Tohme | 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

Norton Small Business

  • Confusing Workflow at Renewal
  • Fixed Bundle Sizes may be an issue for Smaller Businesses with in-the-middle requirements
  • Easier Installation
Prasar Sharma | 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

Norton Small Business

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Norton Small Business

Norton Small Business 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Norton Small Business is a business antivirus solution. It does its job, and while it does add a few extra bells and whistles here and there, Norton has done well not to make the solution too cumbersome like some of the competition. The whole experience is simple and painless.
Marouane Tohme | 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

Norton Small Business

Norton Small Business 10.0
Based on 1 answer
My only interaction with support was during the purchasing phase. We never really had any issues with the solution that required a call to support, but the interaction I did have was quick and painless. If this is anything to go by, I expect the customer support to be excellent.
Marouane Tohme | 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

Norton Small Business

I actually prefer Norton Small Business over Avast or any other product we have used in the past. Norton Small Business is easier to use, easier for our staff to operate and manage, and comes with a lower price point. Over all, we are much happier with Norton than other products
Jon Hersh | 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

Norton Small Business

  • Data Protection is ensured which ensures positive focus from all team members on their work which certain results in improved productivity at the individual level of 2-4% that consequently improves organisational productivity.
  • Our cost of external inputs for data security issues is NIL therefore obviously reducing the bottomline by 1-2% which would be the average cost incurred by organisations of our size in general. Of course an event maybe costlier, but I am sticking to averages since we have had no events.
  • Overall, we feel that the cost of security software is also lower on account of optimised pricing by Symantec. While the expense in this segment is a fraction of total IT costs, and therefore tangible savings are also fractional. However, So, since the value of outcomes (lack of security related negative events) is much higher, intangible benefits are even higher.
Prasar Sharma | 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

Norton Small Business

General

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

Norton Small Business Editions & Modules

Edition
5 Devices$99.991
10 Devices$149.991
20 Devices$249.991
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.2
Norton Small Business
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Norton Small Business

Usability

Cisco ASA
Norton Small Business
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Norton Small Business
10.0

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