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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

The Firepower 1120 appliance together with the next generation firewall license package becomes a complete and robust network protection device to protect both the LAN and WLAN networks. This model 1120 is indicated as intermediate scenarios to be able to handle all the network traffic of employees and servers. The experience is excellent and we feel very safe with this solution.
André Santi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint NGFW

If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5
Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.4
Forcepoint NGFW
5.0
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.8
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.0
Forcepoint NGFW
8.0
VPN
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.4
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.1
Forcepoint NGFW
7.0

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

Forcepoint NGFW

  • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
  • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
  • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

  • These devices don't always take changes without a reboot, which can be hard in a production device.
  • Cisco is no always clear in how to configure things.
  • Routing features can be confusing, we even had a consultant a bit confused over setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint NGFW

  • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.8
Based on 16 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

Forcepoint NGFW

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series 7.4
Based on 21 answers
The guarantee is very important and fundamental in technology equipment. And in that, Cisco is one step ahead as it has excellent technical support and a very good SLA level. When we used it, we were served quickly and optimally. For hardware failures, Cisco sends new equipment to the address
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is a challenger; it still needs improvement to become a leader like Checkpoint or Palo Alto. I installed Palo Alto firewalls, Checkopoint firewalls, and FortiGate, which are much more efficient for now than Cisco Firepower 1000 Series. I also had to work on legacy firewalls like Cisco ASA and SonicWall.Firepower is an improvement of cisco ASA and stills better than meraki but some ASA functions like any-connect are still to improve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Forcepoint NGFW

There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
Nick Erwin | 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

Forcepoint NGFW

  • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
  • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
  • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Editions & Modules

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

Forcepoint NGFW

General

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

Forcepoint NGFW Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
Forcepoint NGFW
9.0

Usability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Forcepoint NGFW
10.0

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Forcepoint NGFW

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Forcepoint NGFW
6.0

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