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188 Ratings
Top Rated
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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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

I believe that Qualys Private Cloud Platform is highly scalable and could be appropriate for a small business to a global enterprise. The key question, how safe to do you want to be?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

  • The first benefit is actually in the vendor. Qualys provides free instructor-led training.
  • Ease of use in a diverse environment.
  • The Qualys Private Cloud Platform has a complete suite of reporting capabilities so you can use your data quickly.
Anonymous | 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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

  • The way that devices are catalogued can be tough in a DHCP environment.
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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

While all of the alternative solutions mentioned here are great products, the features and usability that Qualys Private Cloud brought to the table worked out to be the best fit for my organization.
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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

  • Much faster response time for vulnerability management.
  • Overall better security posture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

Qualys Private Cloud Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.2
Qualys Private Cloud Platform
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Qualys Private Cloud Platform

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Qualys Private Cloud Platform

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