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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 7 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Smoothwall UTM
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.2
Smoothwall UTM
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.3
Smoothwall UTM
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
Smoothwall UTM
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
Smoothwall UTM
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.6
Smoothwall UTM
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Smoothwall UTM
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.9
Smoothwall UTM
VPN
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.3
Smoothwall UTM
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.9
Smoothwall UTM
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.1
Smoothwall UTM

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

  • 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

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

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 7.8
Based on 15 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 7.4
Based on 20 answers
Cisco support is acceptable, but we still need to ask case escalation to get real advanced technicians handling support. the positive point is that you can call Cisco support by phone immediately after opening a ticket and get real level 2-3 support. But sometimes you need to wait a lot on hold to get someone with a really advanced technical level.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smoothwall UTM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

The Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is the next step forward from specifically the Cisco ASA 5505/5506 products. We have found that it functions as we expect it to and we have another reliable product in our portfolio of Cisco hardware that we use in our environment. We have found no issues in the Cisco Firepower 1000 Series.
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

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

Smoothwall UTM

General

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

Smoothwall UTM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.6
Smoothwall UTM
10.0

Usability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Smoothwall UTM

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Smoothwall UTM

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Smoothwall UTM

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