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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 8.9 out of 100

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

FortiGate

Fortinet Fortigate is a robust firewall and security device. Fortinet has devices geared for any situations, and for any sized company...from single computer small businesses to extremely large organizations with thousands of computers. Fortinet Fortigate is reasonably priced and contains the ability to have multiple functions embedded into a single device, making management that much simpler. Its robust feature set is top-notch and is on a level playing field with the largest names in the business, and in my view, because of the cost difference, wins hands down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5
FortiGate
8.8
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
FortiGate
9.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.4
FortiGate
8.6
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
FortiGate
8.6
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
FortiGate
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.8
FortiGate
8.8
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
FortiGate
9.2
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.0
FortiGate
8.4
VPN
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.4
FortiGate
9.3
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
FortiGate
8.8
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.1
FortiGate
8.8
Proxy Server
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
7.8

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

FortiGate

  • My favorite aspect of the Fortigate product is the ease of use. The GUI is very easy to get around. The products rules and configuration are easy to learn and apply. The informational tools are easy to look at and produce results that are intuitive and quick to assess.
  • Another great attribute of the FortiGate product was reasonable pricing for the product and then the ongoing support. Living in the SMB space with tight governmental budgets is a huge factor in all my decisions. When a company like Fortinet comes along and produces good products at very reasonable prices it is good for SMB companies like mine. Many vendors price their products in a fashion that is beyond consideration by SMBs like myself.
  • Support is always a big factor in consideration of any product for our organization. Fortinet support has been extremely good. They have provided an onsite engineer at no cost to help us design, implement and maintain new products when needed. The call support has also been excellent, with quick response times and knowledgeable technicians.
Jeff Winter | 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

FortiGate

  • Fortigate's SSL VPN client isn't available via MSI with an easy options for mass deployment and configuration out of the box. You need to have a Fortinet Developer Network license to create a custom deploy image.
  • Fortinet's after hours support is overseas and is adequate. Not stellar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.9
Based on 4 answers
Fortinet's products have kept improving with new software releases and they continue to deliver great value. Their support is also very good. I believe that as a small enterprise, their products have given us competitive advantage delivering features and functionality that enable us to innovate and do things better. They also continue to be a leader in the markets they serve.
Adrian Cumberbatch | 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

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 6 answers
Ease of configuration, rich feature set and robust monitoring have made this product almost fun to use. I still consult the manual, but the intuitive design of the GUI makes most configuration tasks self explanatory. We deploy several different models, but the management is nearly identical across all of them, making it easy to keep on top of hundreds of devices
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We had didn't any hardware failures at our two main office locations and upgraded our units last year after using them for about 5-6 years
Adrian Cumberbatch | 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

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Good performance and really good integration. We have integration with Microsoft AD.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.9
Based on 32 answers
We live in Turkey. Fortinet's Turkey office [dealt] constantly with us in our every problem or our experience. In addition, global support teams also supported every ticket we opened in every problem we encountered. They support innovative approaches and evaluate and offer solutions. In this context, they were very supportive of the problems we encountered in previous versions.
Tayfun Toka | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I received it a couple years afters use it and it was just to confirm my knowledge about the tool.
Kewyn Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Make sure that you have the most current version of FortiOS. Make sure all Fortigates are on the same version
Steve Jenovai | 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

FortiGate

Fortigate is a lot easier to configure and manage than a Cisco ASA Firewall. Fortinet feels a lot more intuitive and easier to configure than Cisco. Fortinet is a lot more innovative and have easier to use products.
Artur Bittencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

FortiGate

FortiGate 9.8
Based on 2 answers
My environments are pretty small (less than 100 users per location) so no issues here.
Adrian Cumberbatch | 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

FortiGate

  • (Positive) The network is secured.
  • (Positive) As an analyst, I have to convince C level executives regarding protection from threats, intrusion, and productivity of the network resources. And I am achieving all the segments with ease of access.
  • (Neutral) The unavailability of post-sale service requires improvements. But due to the vast community of users and excellent documentation of the product, hides the lack of post-sale service availability.
Harshil Gupta | 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

FortiGate

General

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

FortiGate Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
FortiGate pricing starts at $250 for home office use, up to $300,000 for large enterprise appliances.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
FortiGate
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
9.9

Usability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
FortiGate
9.8

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
10.0

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
FortiGate
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
FortiGate
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
10.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
8.0

Scalability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
FortiGate
9.8

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