Cisco Firepower 2100 Series vs. RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

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
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Score 1.4 out of 10
N/A
RackFoundry was a firewall solution with VPN, SIEM, automated vulnerability scanning and log management features scaled for SME’s. It has been discontinued and is no longer available.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Firepower 2100
3,000-20,000
per appliance
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
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 SeriesRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
1 Ratings
1% below category average
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
-
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
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
-
Ratings
RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
1.0
3 Ratings
155% below category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 8.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
Score 9.3 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
Splunk Enterprise
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Microsoft Sentinel
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
5.5
(2 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Firepower 2100 SeriesRackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)
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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Discontinued Products
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
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Making promises about a service and product.
  • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
  • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • 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.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
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.
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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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Discontinued Products
  • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
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