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186 Ratings
Top Rated
186 Ratings
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Score 8.3 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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks Wildfire is well suited for pretty much anywhere that you need the latest and greatest network security. It is extremely good at protecting you from the latest malware threats that might pose a potential problem for your network/endpoints. We've been very please since we installed it and I would say cost of the Palo Altos is the only drawback. If money were no object I'd go with a Palo Alto with Wildfire every time. But unfortunately in some smaller branches it just doesn't make financial sense.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • This is could base and easily manageable for our collocation. While working within the could can review in live time potential treats that it has reported from other devices.
  • Worked very well with existing Palo Alto devices.
  • Another huge plus is the simplicity of managing and ease of scalability.
  • Its cost is competitive with similar/like products available.
Daniel J. Lewis | 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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Local WF appliance is lacking in term of functionality like no bare metal analysis in local solution.
  • No new features coming to local WF appliances.
  • No built-in integration with GlobalProtect Agent.
  • Cloud WF does not have the option for specific regions to be used (compliance).
  • Cloud side does not have alarming option for [degraded] performance.
  • Lack of forensics (needs additional product or integration).
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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well and takes care of protecting us from threats new and well-known. It's been a game changer in terms of threat detection & prevention.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use and works well. For the most part it's set it and forget it, but there's also some flexibility for high security environments and those with extra privacy concerns.
Anonymous | 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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 9.0
Based on 2 answers
PAN support is very good. You can get the reasonable and timely support on any conditions. When the product is already integrated with the PAN firewalls, you can choose the severity levels based on the effect. The customer service/TAC is very helpful, they even have additional recommendations of advises for product usability. Local partners are also assisting the cases and give their expertise.
Anonymous | 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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

We wanted a single device to handle numerous jobs, such as antivirus, antimalware, vulnerability detection, url filtering, etc. Palo Alto provides this, while TippingPoint IPS is a more dedicated product. Caveat: I used TippingPoint over 5 years ago, so things may have changed.
Anonymous | 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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Unknown file analysis helps with identifying malware that may not have a current signature.
  • Additional visibility into files transferred across networks.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.1
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
10.0

Usability

Cisco ASA
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
9.0

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