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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.5
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.3
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.4
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
7.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
6.8
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
VPN
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.4
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
6.0
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.1
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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

  • 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

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

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
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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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No score
No answers yet
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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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No score
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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

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

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.7
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

Usability

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
8.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Performance

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.8
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series
7.4
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

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