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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Routers

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    5 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    5 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Untangle NG Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Cisco Routers

    93%
    19 Ratings
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Untangle NG Firewall

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Cisco Routers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Untangle NG Firewall

    82%
    3 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

    Untangle NG Firewall

    Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations.As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
    Bryce Holland | 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

    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

    • 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

    Untangle NG Firewall

    • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
    • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
    • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Routers

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    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

    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 8.2
    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

    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

    Untangle NG Firewall

    NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
    Anonymous | 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

    Untangle NG Firewall

    • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
    • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
    Ken Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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