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186 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

Sophos XG Firewall

In the SMB space [Sophos XG Firewall] can be very well received and utilized, even without a dedicated IT staff. Larger companies can use it as well but I feel there are better options as the company scales up.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
8.3
Sophos XG Firewall
8.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.7
Sophos XG Firewall
8.2
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.9
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.1
Sophos XG Firewall
8.4
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.9
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
9.1
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.3
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
7.7
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.8
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
High Availability
Cisco ASA
9.4
Sophos XG Firewall
8.7
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
9.3
Sophos XG Firewall
7.5
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
7.9
Sophos XG Firewall
8.1

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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Remote 2FA authentication
  • Controls the user web and application access.
  • Shows all the activities in the dash board.
  • Making remote site to site SSL VPN.
nawas khan | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Mobile app is needed for IT folks.
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

Sophos XG Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
nawas khan | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
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

Sophos XG Firewall

The firewall that was in use at the first location before expanding was a cheaply made open source box that couldn't do much even as a basic firewall. We had looked at various companies but came to the conclusion that Sophos was the right fit for us and it has been that way for years now.
Mike Goularte | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • It helped mitigate a potential DDOS attack.
  • Being able to easily create VLANs and then utilize DHCP to push out IPs are valuable tools to have when dealing with compliance situations.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco ASA

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

Sophos XG Firewall

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
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall

Usability

Cisco ASA
Sophos XG Firewall
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5

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