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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances
8.0

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