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Score 9.2 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

7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
8.6

Sophos XG Firewall

86%
Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 10/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

High Availability

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sophos XG Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

86%
2 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
7 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Sophos XG Firewall

91%
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

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 4100 Series

  • Application Control.
  • URL Filtering.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
Kelvin Goh | 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 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 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 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 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 4100 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 4100 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 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 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 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 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 4100 Series

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