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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Routers

One major drawback of Cisco Routers is that it is quite expensive. It may not be the perfect budget friendly item for most small companies. However, it is highly accessible and reliable. Security concerns are next to nil so it is something one can rely on, without fearing frauds and security breeches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Untangle NG Firewall

Midsized business is where I have used it. Have used it to connect to other Untangle boxes across town and in other countries with NO issues and works with MS Domains across these VPN connections. Probably less appropriate for small home networks or large businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.6
Visualization Tools
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.7
Content Inspection
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.9
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
8.7
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.7
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.0
VPN
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.9
High Availability
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
9.3
Proxy Server
Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0

Pros

Cisco Routers

  • Security. You can run VPN services on these routers along with core function of routing.
  • Rate limiting for DDOS or traffic on WAN links can help to prioritise the actual user traffic.
  • Routing. This is main feature of these devices and they do it really well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Untangle NG Firewall

  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Routers

  • Firmware improvements as the routers (at least the models I used) can sometimes crash while setting up.
  • In two RV042 that I had to configure and monitor, I had problems where they stopped working properly (crashes, loss of settings, bug). In another model, the VPN did not connect and only after a router restart did it work.
  • Three WAN options on RV line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Untangle NG Firewall

  • The dashboard could be a little more customizable.
  • I've run into situations where custom reports do not save correctly.
  • It's not always clear where certain configurations are located, but it's still easy to find them quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Routers

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
Matthew Ingram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Routers

I haven't used other routers in my career. We evaluated Palo Alto but quickly realized we needed to stay with Cisco, as they never gave us a reason to change. Palo Alto also was a much greater financial investment we were not willing to take, along with the learning curve to support their hardware.
Jacob Klein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Untangle NG Firewall

The Untangle NG Firewall is way more intuitive but the last barracuda I used was almost 8 years ago.
Ken Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Routers

  • It has helped increase IT productivity by making network management easier
  • The yearly subscription fee is too expensive and isn't worth it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Untangle NG Firewall

  • Before my installation, I was getting called 3-4 times a week to clean malware infections. Now I am getting called 3-4 times a year.
  • Employees are far more productive when they can't access their social media from their work computers.
  • Spam has been blocked and quarantined from hitting our users' inboxes, drastically reducing the time it takes to sort through daily email.
Gary Lamontagne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Routers

General

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

Cisco Routers Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Untangle NG Firewall

General

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

Untangle NG Firewall Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
z4 appliance$2991
z4w appliance$3291
z4 Plus appliance$399.001
z6 appliance$1199.001
z12 appliance$1999.001
z20 appliance$3499.001
  1. one-time purchase
SaaS Edition
Open Source Firewall$0.001
NG Firewall Complete$25.002
  1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Routers
8.7
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco Routers
Untangle NG Firewall
8.8

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