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  • Cisco Routers is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Routers

94%
22 Ratings
8.6

FireMon

86%
62 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

FireMon

83%
4 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

FireMon

73%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

FireMon

77%
34 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

FireMon

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Routers

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FireMon

80%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

The scenarios where cisco routers are more suitable are when you need to perform traditional routing between different sites and can apply to any type of scenario, be it the education sector, business, etc. In addition, licensing could be acquired to carry out the sd-wan and carry out a more automated routing process and provide greater redundancy to the communication links.
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FireMon

The networking team needed insight into traffic for a particular application and had reached out to see if FireMon could provide insight into the traffic flow to help with troubleshooting. It simply made a traffic report that was auto emailed to the team about the issue, and it gave great insight on how often it was being used.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Helps to separate routing information for different networks for different customers.
  • Helps peers with service providers and Customer Networks and starts the exchange of information between them.
  • Helps facilitate internet connectivity for enterprise networks.
  • Helps transferring Internet or Private Data from one place to another.
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FireMon

  • PCI Reporting - After identifying which firewalls and rulesets are in scope, producing a report artifact to satisfy PCI requirements on Firewall reviews is literally a two-click operation.
  • Storing Rule Metadata - FireMon stores metadata (prefilled fields, standard fields, and custom fields) for each rule in each policy which is valuable for context during firewall reviews in particular
  • API - FireMon exposes most if not all of its functionality via REST API
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Cons

Cisco

  • Software-defined radios could be used so that both the radios could be converted into 5 GHz model to provide enhanced connectivity in network congestion scenarios.
  • Support for low power IoT devices.
  • Should provide more details about devices connected to the access points such as the risk score of the devices.
  • Enhanced encryption algorithms and quick firmware upgrades.
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FireMon

  • Some features could be added to the existing functionality which include NAT rules usage
  • Rule expiration normalization from firewalls rather than entering them in rule documentation
  • .csv exports of the files from the firewall pane only gives usage for 30 days by default and that should be increased
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Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

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Editions & Modules

Cisco Routers editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    ONE WAN Subscription

    FireMon

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    FireMon editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

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      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      FireMon

      I would give a 10 but if for some crazy reason Firemon does not add support for Firepower (without using FMC) before renewal then we'd have a major problem but I have absolute confidence this will not be an issue
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      Usability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      FireMon

      It save me time and I'm able to have the review - review the rule independently with using my time.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      FireMon

      FireMon technical support is awesome! They respond quickly to our requests and they are well trained and very knowledgeable about the tool. Some issues have to be referred to the development team, but technical support largely provides solutions for any issues that we may have.
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      Implementation Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      FireMon

      Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco Routers have better performance and are more efficient when working. They are friendlier in their configuration environment and in turn, their TAC service is superior to that of other brands, and at the same level of documentation it is more accessible than that of other vendors
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      FireMon

      I has worked with AlgoSec and while they are very similar product, I find the FireMon is easier to understand and get rolling with. While both require some learning, FireMon is by far the easier one. Once you have an understanding of how things are arranged and labeled you can easily import firewalls and begin to work on them to improve them
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      FireMon

      Firemon Is easily scalable and maintainable with any size team. Although it requires some tech debt, it is well worth the time to invest to ensure compliance is visible and reports are accurate. Although our environment is very large we do not fully utilize the scalability of the Firemon product.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Network management has become easy and fast with cloud based portal.
      • Network policies could be rolled out quickly across the devices.
      • Improvement in Network security.
      • Stable internet connection has lead to less downtime and more productivity.
      • Stable internet connection in each location within the organization.
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      FireMon

      • The use of FireMon has eliminated the backlog in firewall policy changes, approval, and implementation.
      • FireMon has greatly increased the accuracy of changes, and reduced the risk of planned changes (3 incidents in over 27000 change tickets--most with multiple policy changes in each, is a stellar record)
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