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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.4

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

84%
8.6

Sophos XG Firewall

86%
Cisco Firepower 2100 Series ranks higher in 7/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

VPN

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

High Availability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Visualization Tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Firepower 2100 Series and Sophos XG Firewall are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

90%
1 Rating
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
7 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sophos XG Firewall

91%
2 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 XG Firewall

This is the best product for small-size organizations with a low budget that want advanced and deep-level security features. Sandboxing and advanced malware protection are the most valuable features available on Sophos devices. Other features like applications and web content make your organization more secure, and you can put more restrictions on users.
Rahul Verma | 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 XG Firewall

  • You can scan every packet deeply through sandboxing.
  • Control the user traffic through content filtering.
  • Put the restrictions on user web traffic through web filtering.
  • Control any type of malware through anti virus.
Basant Gupta | 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

  • If using Endpoint security and the Firewall it would be nice to have an easier back and forth between the portals rather than have two separate tabs open. Especially if using more than one in multiple locations.
  • If dealing with different revisions options are moved around and sometimes in places that doesn't normally seem like they should be there.
Mike Goularte | 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 XG Firewall

General

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

Starting Price

Sophos XG Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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 9.1
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

We have been a Sophos customer for the most part but i have seen some other offerings from SonicWall, Barracuda, and Cisco. While they all offer nice products, we've always been content with our Sophos XG firewalls, especially as they release more and more features/etc.
Anonymous | 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

  • Easy to integrate with Active Directory & LDAP
  • We don't need to purchase any additional 2FA & VPN Tools so the cost is saved for us
  • High Availability
Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

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