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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 7 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
8.5

Cisco Secure Firewall

85%
Cisco Secure Firewall ranks higher in 10/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.7
77%
29 Ratings
7.9
79%
14 Ratings

Visualization Tools

6.6
66%
28 Ratings
7.6
76%
14 Ratings

Content Inspection

7.6
76%
28 Ratings
9.4
94%
14 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.1
81%
31 Ratings
8.8
88%
14 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.5
75%
27 Ratings
7.2
72%
13 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

7.4
74%
30 Ratings
8.9
89%
14 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
31 Ratings
8.3
83%
14 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
26 Ratings
9.4
94%
12 Ratings

High Availability

8.3
83%
30 Ratings
9.9
99%
14 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.4
84%
27 Ratings
9.3
93%
14 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cisco Firepower 1000 Series and Cisco Secure Firewall are tied in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
31 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Secure Firewall

94%
14 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

80%
4 Ratings
8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating

Performance

8.2

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

82%
26 Ratings

Cisco Secure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

79%
31 Ratings
7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is best and required for every organization. It will give you more control [over] incoming and outgoing traffic and more visibility on user traffic. Sandbox is one of the best features [that] provides you [with] deep-level packet scans and gives you multilayered security. It can stop any malware attack on your organization. The support of Cisco is very fast and lots of documentation are available on the Cisco website.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • My organization is all Cisco and wants to stay in the Cisco life cycle, Firepower 1000 series is great for small to medium-size office.
  • Very robust enterprise-grade security solution with updated threat features to handle any current and upcoming threats. The solution is backed by Cisco to ensure constant security updates. Integrated AnyConnect remote client VPN is a big plus to allow for secure remote workers access. Easier to set up a site to site VPN due to the large user base and case studies published on integrating to other manufacturer solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

  • Updates with the HA Pair are incredibly easy and automated
  • FMC with Firepowers provide a single place to view information about devices and connections
  • Tedious policy changes can be staged during the working hours and then deployed in one click after hours
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • ACLS in gui are PIA cant see object details
  • Objects in ACLs dont show IP addresses
  • Have to renames every object to name+ip to make acl GUI useable
  • Speed to data can use improvement.
  • Health warnings should allow you to resolve you have to dig n search in some cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

  • The UI in Cisco Firepower formerly Sourcefire) is complicated and entirely redundant. A lot of these features are not useful, and therefore, it can be removed from the main window.
  • The interface is very slow, with each operation taking a lot of time. Searching through the logs takes too much time.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 10001,000-5,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Secure Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Firepowers are secure, reliable, central management and configuration is easy and they fit in well with our existing Cisco infrastructure. Good feature set and support. Good management and control with chassis manager and central control with additional Firepower Management Centre.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Great performance even on the lower end model of the series. You can push a lot of traffic through these devices without much performance impact. If you decide you want to inspect encrypted traffic however, you may take a big hit on the cpu and memory of the box, but they still manage to keep up even with all the bells and whistles turned on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.9
Based on 31 answers
I have had troubles with Firepower Management Center and the FTD's in the past. Sticking to a Gold Star image and upgrading when the "bugs" are fixed is great. That still doesn't mean you are left vulnerable though. The extra features are just not enabled yet. Great product and calling support is readily available for any issue.
Ryan Dettmer, CCNA, CCNPc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall 7.9
Based on 6 answers
Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

TALOS for us was one of the deal makers for Cisco. We liked it and that made us choose Cisco over others. Moreover, Cisco support is above all vendors in the market. We have all Cisco in our infrastructure so integration and support were very critical for us and that was the deciding factor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

pfsence is a very complicated firewall and there is lots of documentation available on Cisco website for help. The configuration is very difficult and less documentation available. Cisco Secure Firewall provides us all the security features in low cost and this is very easy to configure firewall.
VINAY Mandora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • We have seen improved throughput on our internet.
  • It took several attempts with Cisco engineers to configure the device; it requires a deep set of knowledge to set up in a more complicated environment.
  • This will allow us to move forward with a more stable and configurable environment with security available we didn't have before.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Secure Firewall

  • This product is great for inspection and normal firewall controls.
  • If there's a bug in it, it can take a lot of resource time to chase it and work around it.
  • Deciphering which data is useful has taken a bit of time and trimming.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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