15 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
8.6

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

86%
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 9/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

High Availability

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

86%
2 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

90%
2 Ratings

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Application Control.
  • URL Filtering.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • 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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
  • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
  • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

General

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

Starting Price

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
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F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 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

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series deployment is straightforward and easy to implement. It is also can support high availability and able to achieve redundancy. Besides, firmware upgrade is quite simple and the process does not take much effort as the upgrade will be automatically done by itself. Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is also very cost effective compared with other similar ranges of firewalls.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.
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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

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

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