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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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 XG Firewall

In the SMB space [Sophos XG Firewall] can be very well received and utilized, even without a dedicated IT staff. Larger companies can use it as well but I feel there are better options as the company scales up.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.4
Sophos XG Firewall
8.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
7.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.2
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
VPN
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
10.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.7
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
8.0
Sophos XG Firewall
7.5
Proxy Server
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
6.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.1
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9

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 XG Firewall

  • Remote 2FA authentication
  • Controls the user web and application access.
  • Shows all the activities in the dash board.
  • Making remote site to site SSL VPN.
nawas khan | 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 XG Firewall

  • Mobile app is needed for IT folks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

No answers on this topic

Sophos XG Firewall

The firewall that was in use at the first location before expanding was a cheaply made open source box that couldn't do much even as a basic firewall. We had looked at various companies but came to the conclusion that Sophos was the right fit for us and it has been that way for years now.
Mike Goularte | 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 XG Firewall

  • It helped mitigate a potential DDOS attack.
  • Being able to easily create VLANs and then utilize DHCP to push out IPs are valuable tools to have when dealing with compliance situations.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

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 XG Firewall

General

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

Sophos XG Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9

Usability

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Sophos XG Firewall
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5

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