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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Routers

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Forcepoint NGFW

    81%
    Forcepoint NGFW ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Cisco Routers

    93%
    19 Ratings
    9.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Cisco Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Cisco Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    Forcepoint NGFW

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Routers

    Cisco has a very easy CLI and most importantly it is known to most network engineers. There is a huge possibility that Cisco solutions are available over the Internet for a particular problem or a use case. Cisco has been improving ever since, however, Cisco can improve in areas such as rollback or error checking mechanism during the configuration, Juniper Networks Routers has done a great job in this area. Cisco is well suited for enterprise environments, however, for Service Provider Networks there are many options available.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    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.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Routers

    • Cisco routers offer networks for the WAN, the LAN and the cloud include advanced analytics, optimization security incorporated with them you can have a comprehensive and proven solution.
    • They are well designed to support coherent optics to drive the convergence of optical layers, as well as systems that offer lower power consumption
    • They are very reliable for networks that are constantly growing traffic with fixed or modular systems that allow handling large traffic flows
    • They are quite friendly and easy-to-use computers on their different platforms, whether ios, ios xe, XR
    Jose Manuel Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • 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.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Routers

    • 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.
    Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • 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.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Routers

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Forcepoint NGFW

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    Cisco Routers

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Forcepoint NGFW 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The Graphical User Interface is very easy to read, understand and work with. The usability of this product is very high.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Routers

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Forcepoint NGFW

    Forcepoint NGFW 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Routers

    Cisco routers are great and are the industry standard. They have proven their ability to last and [continually] provide support for their devices. You can go into a lot of IT closets and see old Cisco switches and routers. Why? because they are workhorses and they last. Their compatibility [with] other systems and hardware makes them hard to beat.
    Shaun Stockton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    There are similar hardware and license costs between the two products. The Forcepoint NGFW product is by far easier to use and manage.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Routers

    • 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.
    Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Forcepoint NGFW

    • 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.
    Nick Erwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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