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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
8.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

80%
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 7/10 features

Identification Technologies

7.7
77%
29 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Visualization Tools

6.6
66%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Content Inspection

7.6
76%
28 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Policy-based Controls

8.1
81%
31 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Active Directory and LDAP

7.4
74%
27 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

7.4
74%
30 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting and Logging

7.0
70%
31 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

VPN

8.6
86%
26 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

High Availability

8.3
83%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

8.4
84%
27 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sophos SG Firewall Appliances is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.7

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

77%
31 Ratings
8.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

80%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

80%
4 Ratings

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

82%
26 Ratings

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

79%
31 Ratings

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Starting Price

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No answers on this topic

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

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