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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    7.7

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    77%

    Sophos 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

    • Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Sophos UTM is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.7

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    77%
    31 Ratings
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    80%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    8.2

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    82%
    26 Ratings

    Sophos UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

    79%
    31 Ratings
    7.7

    Sophos UTM

    77%
    5 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 UTM

    UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
    Paul Cheng | 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 UTM

    • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
    • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
    • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
    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 UTM

    • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
    • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
    Michael Cattano | 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 UTM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos UTM Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    t2.small - $0.123 - Total / hr m3.medium - $0.417 - Total / hr m3.large - $0.883 - Total / hr m3.xlarge - $1.366 - Total / hr m3.2xlarge- $1.982 - Total / hr c3.large - $0.555 - Total / hr c3.xlarge - $1.11 - Total / hr c3.2xlarge - $1.72 - Total / hr c3.4xlarge - $2.59 - Total / hr c3.8xlarge - $3.68 - Total / hr c4.large - $0.55 - Total / hr c4.xlarge - $1.099 - Total / hr c4.2xlarge - $1.698 - Total / hr c4.4xlarge - $2.546 - Total / hr c4.8xlarge - $3.841 - Total / hr m4.large - $0.868 - Total / hr m4.xlarge - $1.365 - Total / hr m4.2xlarge- $1.931 - Total / hr

    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 UTM

    Sophos UTM 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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 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

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 7.7
    Based on 5 answers
    The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
    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

    Sophos UTM

    I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
    Nate Binkley | 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

    Sophos UTM

    • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
    • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
    Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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