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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 9.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Forcepoint NGFW ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
8.1

Forcepoint NGFW

81%
Forcepoint NGFW ranks higher in 7/10 features

Identification Technologies

7.7
77%
29 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Visualization Tools

6.6
66%
28 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Content Inspection

7.6
76%
28 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Policy-based Controls

8.1
81%
31 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Active Directory and LDAP

7.4
74%
27 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

7.4
74%
30 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
31 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

VPN

8.6
86%
26 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

High Availability

8.3
83%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

8.4
84%
27 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Forcepoint NGFW is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
31 Ratings
9.0

Forcepoint NGFW

90%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

80%
4 Ratings
10.0

Forcepoint NGFW

100%
1 Rating

Performance

8.2

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

82%
26 Ratings

Forcepoint NGFW

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

79%
31 Ratings
6.0

Forcepoint NGFW

60%
2 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

Forcepoint NGFW

General

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

Starting Price

Forcepoint NGFW 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

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 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

Forcepoint NGFW

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

Forcepoint NGFW

Forcepoint NGFW 6.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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

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

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