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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.4

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    84%

    Smoothwall UTM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Smoothwall UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Smoothwall UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    This system is very useful for companies of few resources and for novice users with small and domestic networks. On the other hand, for a large company where you have a lot of network equipment connected, it's possible that the equipment collapses and does not work well with this service.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
    • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
    • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • The way to be installed is still a bit difficult and should be more graphic as you are doing all the distributions of linux to make it easier to understand new users
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Smoothwall UTM Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    No answers on this topic

    Smoothwall UTM

    Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • this system has had a positive impact on my company, saving resources, good functioning of the system, a stable application that allows me to control what users see so that they can perform more in the work and prevent them from entering pages that are undeveloped and that will take time away from their job
    germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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