Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Routers
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Cisco routers support secure, reliable enterprise connections. These enterprise routers help users implement an intent-based, future-ready WAN that is constantly learning, adapting, and protecting. Deploy routers for the branch, cloud, co-location, or the data center with any type of connectivity, including MPLS, Internet, and 4G LTE. With over 30 years of experience and an end-to-end portfolio, Cisco routing solutions can deliver for today’s networking needs. The vendor promises to help…N/A
Forcepoint NGFW
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) promises seamless and central management, whether physical, virtual or in the cloud. Administrators can deploy, monitor and update thousands of firewalls, VPNs and IPSs in minutes, all from a single console. The vendor says that the product reduces network operating expenses by as much as 50%. Advanced clustering for firewalls and networks eliminates downtime, and administrators can rapidly map business processes into strong, accurate controls to…N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Ratings
Forcepoint NGFW
8.1
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Identification Technologies00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Visualization Tools00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Content Inspection00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based Controls00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting and Logging00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
VPN00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
High Availability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Stateful Inspection00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco RoutersForcepoint NGFW
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(25 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
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(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco RoutersForcepoint NGFW
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Routers are well suited when it comes to create a meshed VPN infrastructure with all your branch offices worldwide. You can easily configure the Cisco Routers with static VPN, DMVPN or SD-WAN, which is great. You can also use a Cisco Routers as a CUBE to establish a direct routing (voice) for MS Teams.
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Forcepoint
If you are looking for a smaller network/security team, the ease and low complexity create an easy to manage environment. One engineer can easily manage 100 nodes/locations. If you are just starting to get security conscious and predict regular adjustments to policy, routing, and access, this is a very good system for making easy to understand and low impact changes on a regular basis without operations interruption.
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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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Forcepoint
  • Easy to manage and make changes on - ACL's are done with ease.
  • Easy USB initial configuration - The easy initial setup of a new location and firewall saves massive time. Settings are automatically pushed to new nodes upon contact with the controller.
  • Low Complexity - This system does not have a lot of complexity requiring extra hours, training, or personnel to manage.
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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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Forcepoint
  • Poor Reporting - It exists but even when calling in to support for assistance, they have no idea how to tackle customizing reports or searching for specific data.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
We are extremely likely to renew, as we have been very happy with our Cisco Routers for over 10 years. Their uptime as well as stable nature makes them ideal for us, as we are an industry that cannot afford downtime. We trust our partner to recommend our next model Cisco, when the time comes.
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Forcepoint
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Usability
Cisco
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Forcepoint
The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Forcepoint
Support has varied over the history of the company. Terro is a name that comes up often with the best of service from this company.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The main reason to go with Cisco Routers is reliability. Other than that most engineers are certified to operate these routers. Other reasons are good technical support, quality community and familiarity/experience within the industry of networking. It is by default product to go with in many situations.
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Forcepoint
There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Experience tells us that using Cisco products is always positive since the quality/price is very well distributed.
  • They reduce energy costs and the consumption of resources, optimizing efficiency to the maximum
  • The equipment is prepared so that all kinds of people can use them.
  • They have higher levels of access and service. Its functionality is one of the best on the market, its unmatched response. Cisco routers provide fast access and hassle-free connectivity and are renowned for their performance.
  • TAC's service is by far the best
  • accessible configuration manuals
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Forcepoint
  • Efficiency/Productivity increase. The company moved from Cisco firewall and routing hardware to Forcepoint NGFW. It now takes fewer people and fewer hours to manage the new product. This has allowed the company to put the man-hours to use on other projects and tasks.
  • Long term viability. This has been a concern in the past when the company started as Stonegate, merged to become Stonesoft then got purchased by McAfee, then McAfee got purchased by Intel. However, with Forcepoint the product seems to have found a stable home.
  • Low complexity. The Web GUI based system for management has reduced the cost of personnel and training required. There is no longer a need for the company to have higher trained and higher salary cost employees to manage the system. Mid-level admins at lower salaries are capable of managing the GUI based system with ease.
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