Cisco Firepower 2100 Series vs. Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Cisco offers the Firepower 2100 Series NGFW, designed to allow businesses to gain resiliency through superior security with sustained performance. The Firepower 2100 Series has a dual multicore CPU architecture that optimizes firewall, cryptographic, and threat inspection functions simultaneously, to achieve security doesn’t come at the expense of network performance.N/A
Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that leverage the web as an attack vector, including phishing links in emails, phishing sites, HTTP-based command and control, malicious sites and pages that carry exploit kits.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Editions & Modules
Firepower 2100
3,000-20,000
per appliance
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
-
Ratings
Identification Technologies7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Inspection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Firewall Management Console10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
VPN10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
High Availability10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Stateful Inspection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Proxy Server6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Small Businesses
pfSense
pfSense
Score 9.3 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
pfSense
pfSense
Score 9.3 out of 10
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.4 out of 10
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Quantum Firewalls and Security Gateways
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Likelihood to Recommend
5.5
(2 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesPalo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
The Cisco [Firepower] 2100 [Series] is an easy sell for anyone looking. You already know Cisco excels in the security department, but now that firepower lives right on the box and inline with the rest of the firewall data flow you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Unless you cant quite afford Cisco's 2100 line, there's not much reason to go with the competition.
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Palo Alto Networks
Because of it's complexity, Palo may not be well suited for a small organization that may not have dedicated networking staff. But for a mid to large-sized enterprise, Palo shines.
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Pros
Cisco
  • For us, to power the whole system does scaling quite a bit. So we can definitely have a lot of room to grow if needed. The device can support a lot of way more than we need right now, but in the future, if we need more it seems to be a big pro of that. Also the support of Cisco, knowing that it's backed by Cisco definitely is good. You guys are the largest players in the market
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Threat Detection and Prevention (Malwares, Un-Authorized Access)
  • Out of the box patterns for threat detection
  • Built in and Updated identification patterns
  • Unified Dashboard/Alerting on anomaly
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Cons
Cisco
  • Cisco patches bugs quickly but patches are slow to install and reboot
  • Smart licensing is getting better but still can be troublesome
  • Some weird visual interface glitches that require clicking the same options a few extra times
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Palo Alto Networks
  • Steep learning curve
  • The top-down URL filtering match can sometimes be tricky and requires some expertise in setting up the desired policy
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Palo Alto Networks
Palo support is excellent, and I have never had to wait when contacting them for support. One of the best support teams in the business, in my opinion.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto is a much much better product. detailed options and controls, more visibility, and usability. Better performance and durability.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • It's keeping threats out like a firewall should. Definitely cost wise it is at a higher cost center than other alternatives. Especially when it comes to licensing. Cisco is generally the higher, for perhaps, definitely for good reason, right? I mean, definitely positive impact as far as working as it should that's at cost.
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Palo Alto Networks
  • We stopped to looking for external content filtering after acquiring PA URL Filtering
  • The dynamic updates help us to mitigate security issues caused by BAD URLs
  • Palo Alto Networks Advanced URL Filtering is helping us to achieve the high reliability of the Network
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