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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

When we are asked by local partners which security equipment we use we always recommend our Cisco security products. The Firepower firewall is no exception and we can easily recommend this to others who need a fast, secure, and well built system that integrates well with all your existing hardware and software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.5
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
8.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
7.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
5.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
2.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
VPN
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0

Pros

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Lots of expansion modules available for add-ons.
  • SFP ports are fast and plentiful.
  • Well designed hardware blends in with our other modern Cisco equipment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Initial install and configuration can be complex.
  • May need to learn the new interface if coming from ASA.
  • Buggy web interface can at time cause issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager 9.0
Based on 2 answers
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No answers on this topic

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Positive impact would be our increased security network wide.
  • Another positive would be the increased processing power, saving us time and [from] needing more equipment.
  • A negative impact would be the increased need for having to learn a new interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 410050,000-250,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

General

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

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