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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.4

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    84%

    Sophos 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

    • Cisco Firepower 2100 Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Sophos UTM

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Sophos UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Sophos UTM

    77%
    5 Ratings

    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 UTM

    UTM works great if you want a solid, obvious firewall. There's not a lot of second-guessing as to what you are about to do with every change you make. If you incorporate their wireless access points and RED (remote ethernet device) for remote users or small offices, it's considerably much easier to set up than other comparable solutions. If you are looking to manage your firewalls via the cloud, you are out of luck.
    Paul Cheng | 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

    Sophos UTM

    • Firewall Protection. The protection is unmatched, setup it a little daunting, but once set up it pretty much runs itself.
    • Site-to-site VPN. Super easy to deploy so we are able to network all our sites together.
    • The DHCP server function is actually really nice, I prefer using it over the traditional way of using a DC for DHCP.
    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 UTM

    • Navigating the portal can be tricky depending on what needs to be done
    • It would be helpful if the SSLVPN client agent had more logging capabilities
    Michael Cattano | 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

    Sophos UTM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Sophos UTM Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    t2.small - $0.123 - Total / hr m3.medium - $0.417 - Total / hr m3.large - $0.883 - Total / hr m3.xlarge - $1.366 - Total / hr m3.2xlarge- $1.982 - Total / hr c3.large - $0.555 - Total / hr c3.xlarge - $1.11 - Total / hr c3.2xlarge - $1.72 - Total / hr c3.4xlarge - $2.59 - Total / hr c3.8xlarge - $3.68 - Total / hr c4.large - $0.55 - Total / hr c4.xlarge - $1.099 - Total / hr c4.2xlarge - $1.698 - Total / hr c4.4xlarge - $2.546 - Total / hr c4.8xlarge - $3.841 - Total / hr m4.large - $0.868 - Total / hr m4.xlarge - $1.365 - Total / hr m4.2xlarge- $1.931 - Total / hr

    Usability

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The interface is no non-sense and easy to understand. No need for any consultants to help implement this solution. The performance is consistent and solid. Paired with a good amount of firmware and definitions, it's hard to find any fault in this product. It's interoperability with other Sophos products make a compelling argument to invest in more Sophos products.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Sophos UTM

    Sophos UTM 7.7
    Based on 5 answers
    The week link of Sophos UTM is the customer support. I haven't had to use it often, but when I do, the wait times can easily be an hour or two. Once I am talking to someone, the support is excellent. The support agents are knowledgeable and can quickly diagnose the issue and get you to a resolution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

    No answers on this topic

    Sophos UTM

    I would rate Sophos second on this list right below Webroot. Webroot has an easier user interface and policy builder. However, Sophos would be on top of its UI would be improved. I would rank CrowStrike third and McAfee last. Sophos is great for complex environments that have multiple needs.
    Nate Binkley | 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 UTM

    • Sophos came in right on budget for our needs - perfect ROI
    • Security is like life insurance - you can always buy more, but finding that sweet spot where you are covered just right is key.
    Jon Shurtliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

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