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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 1.4 out of 100

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
7.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
VPN
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
Proxy Server
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Centralized event and log data collection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Correlation
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Event and log normalization/management
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Deployment flexibility
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
Jonathan DiRusso | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No answers on this topic

RackFoundry Total Security Management

Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
Anonymous | 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Editions & Modules

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

RackFoundry Total Security Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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