15 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
8.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

80%
Sophos SG Firewall Appliances ranks higher in 7/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Visualization Tools

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Content Inspection

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Policy-based Controls

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Active Directory and LDAP

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting and Logging

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

VPN

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

High Availability

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Stateful Inspection

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Proxy Server

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

85%
2 Ratings
8.0

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

80%
1 Rating

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

Since we have only ever used the SG firewall appliances that is really all I have ever known. So if I was approached by a colleague about network security then I would suggest the Sophos SG Firewall Appliances hands down. We have never had to look for any other type of replacement or upgrade as these are very well built, super easy to deploy and go above and beyond to keep your network secure.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Easy to use and understand.
  • The ability to expand beyond it's base specs is amazing.
  • The sense of protection you get from looking at the logs just makes you feel more secure.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • The user interface could use a refresh. It's been a few years.
  • Not having the ability to use an Open VPN configuration is a little disappointing.
  • Home license is too restrictive with only 50 IPs.
Matthew James | 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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

General

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

Starting Price

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

No answers on this topic

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

Sophos SG Firewall Appliances

  • Positive. We are able to expand our network by using the Flexi Port Modules that are available.
  • Positive. We are able to boast that our network is more secure than other businesses of the same model.
  • Negative. The VPN needs to be updated to use OVPN configs and then it would be perfect.
  • Negative. The home license needs to have the IP restriction removed for folks who work from home and need to access on-site terminals.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

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