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72 Ratings

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 7 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
7.8

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

78%
Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.7
77%
29 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

6.6
66%
28 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

7.6
76%
28 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.1
81%
31 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.4
74%
27 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

7.4
74%
30 Ratings
4.9
49%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
31 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
26 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

High Availability

8.3
83%
30 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

8.4
84%
27 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
31 Ratings
9.0

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

90%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

80%
4 Ratings

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

82%
26 Ratings

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

79%
31 Ratings
10.0

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

100%
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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

The ability to decrypt traffic is exceptional and has been useful many times in our organization. The analytic capabilities provide significant insight into internet behavior. We do not utilize it as the primary firewall, because it is not quite as robust as our core firewall vendor.
Ronald Barrett | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • Securing public cloud on same level as an on-premise environment.
  • Ease of migration and management, similar to physical infrastructure.
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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • I feel like there is not enough of a support community, similar to checkpoint.
  • VPN client is not as user-friendly as Anyconnect.
  • No root access to device.
Anonymous | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

General

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

Starting Price

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Palo Alto VM series are best selling and industry's top-selling security product which customers prefer while securing their public cloud environment
Anonymous | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

We did a shootout between the SonicWall / Fortinet / Barracuda / Cisco ASA + Firepower / Palo Alto, both hardware and (when applicable) VM appliances.The Barracuda / Sonicwall / Fortinet technology is interesting, but nowhere near as robust as the PA technology. Using the money we saved by switching to Palo Alto instead of Cisco, we purchased a small island in the Caribbean.
Bear Golightly | 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

Virtualized Next-Generation Firewalls - VM Series

  • It has help us determine the necessary spend for internet bandwidth
  • Has helped us easily monitor policy compliance
  • Provided tools that increase understanding of security for non-IT staff
Ronald Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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