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144 Ratings
23 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.4

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

84%
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 9/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.9
99%
21 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
21 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.7
97%
20 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.8
98%
21 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
21 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
21 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
20 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.0
60%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
10 Ratings

Visualization Tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
21 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

90%
1 Rating
9.7

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

97%
37 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

84%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Palo Alto firewall only affords by Large level infrastructure having a budget for Security Prospect. I will recommend it for the Card information industry & Confidential data solutions. Because it provides a bucket of security features that are not easily vulnerable.
Vinit Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

  • Nice HTML5 web interface instead of the old java client
  • Many added features over the ASA
  • Firepower built in and faster than before
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • The PA handles VPN connectivity without missing a beat. We have multiple VPN tunnels in use for redundancy to cloud-based services.
  • The PA has great functionality in supporting failover internet connections, again with the ability to have multiple paths out to our cloud-based services.
  • The PA is updated on the regular with various security updates, we are not concerned with the firewall's ability to see what packets are really flowing across the network. Being able to see beyond just IP and port requests lets you know things are locked down better than traditional firewalls.
  • It is a great overall kit, with URL filtering and other services that fill in the gaps between other solutions without breaking the bank.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Our specific model is a bit slow and outdated and takes up to 10 minutes to commit a configuration change.
  • Nested security rules would be helpful instead of a linear approach. But rule creation in general is very simple.
  • Documentation gives a very straight forward answer to some items but is very vague in others.
  • Support could be a little better. An issue we had a tech was insistent it was the "other guy" and it ended up being the very latest PAN OS upgrade.
Christopher St.Amand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 21003,000-20,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

General

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

Starting Price

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.4
Based on 18 answers
We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
Paul Luchini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No answers on this topic

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

No one can say any other companies in this time is better than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generatoin Firewalls. Palo Alto offers very advanced features which protect you[r] organization. Advanced malware protection, anti spam, lots of other threats.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

  • Simplifying our lives by reducing our time spent in a console
  • Being comfortable knowing the full might of Cisco is safeguarding your network
  • A good excuse to bump up the IT budget in the next fiscal year!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

  • Overall, even though the device is very expensive (both hardware and licensing), the product does produce a decent ROI, given that one (or HA pair) of devices can do so many things, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, URL filtering, SSL decryption, SSL VPN, routing, etc.
  • There will definitely be sticker shock when you're renewal comes up annually (or after 3 years), so be sure to look very carefully at the recurring costs of this product, with respect to licensing and hardware/software maintenance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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