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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    7.7

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    77%

    Smoothwall UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.7
    77%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    6.6
    66%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    7.6
    76%
    28 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.1
    81%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.4
    74%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    7.4
    74%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.0
    70%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.6
    86%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    8.3
    83%
    30 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.4
    84%
    27 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Smoothwall UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    77%
    31 Ratings
    10.0

    Smoothwall UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    82%
    26 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    79%
    31 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    This system is very useful for companies of few resources and for novice users with small and domestic networks. On the other hand, for a large company where you have a lot of network equipment connected, it's possible that the equipment collapses and does not work well with this service.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
    • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
    • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • The way to be installed is still a bit difficult and should be more graphic as you are doing all the distributions of linux to make it easier to understand new users
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Smoothwall UTM 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • this system has had a positive impact on my company, saving resources, good functioning of the system, a stable application that allows me to control what users see so that they can perform more in the work and prevent them from entering pages that are undeveloped and that will take time away from their job
    germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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