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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

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

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

Smoothwall UTM

General

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

Smoothwall UTM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Smoothwall UTM
10.0

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