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Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

[Cisco Secure Firepower Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)] is a good replacement to have next-generation firewalls to replace Cisco ASAs if the business wants to stick with Cisco gear. There are issues with pairs of firewalls remaining in sync, site-to-site VPN support on versions pre-6.6.0, being able to dial down into dashboard graphs, as clicking a link takes you to a page with no results, and deploys are slow when comparing to typing commands into an ASA CLI, as it can take multiple minutes for one configuration change.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

Offering enhanced network security, performance, and connectivity, it is well as used in a business setting. Features including application control, web content filtering, firewall, IP address, application control, VPN, and good advanced threat protection. With enhanced features and advanced threat protection you get an awesome performance cost effective firewall device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
7.2
Policy planning and rule management
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.3
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
8.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
6.1
Device Discovery
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.0
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
6.4
Policy Compliance Auditing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.7
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
8.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.3
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
6.6
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
7.1
Vulnerability Scans
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.1
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.7
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
7.1

Pros

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • It is a great advantage to have a single tool for managing multiple devices.
  • The interface is amicable and easy to adapt.
  • There is no risk of immediately applying changes to the device and affecting production; one can decide at what time to perform the deployment.
Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

  • Intrusion Detection System.
  • Log analytics.
  • Web-traffic reporting.
  • Thread management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • Licensing is difficult to navigate on purchase
  • Renewal licensing and support isn't all that easy to do and has its issues
  • The lowest end firewalls on the market seem to be EOL sooner than documented and requires earlier upgrading to ensure FMC itself can be kept current for security reasons. if you buy anything but the cheapest model firewalls this is not a problem
  • Implementing some functionality is more complex than it should be and believe Cisco could do better in this regard to the software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

  • Extra Functionality: There are a few features we don't use, either because of the size of our enterprise, or the way we have our firewalls configured. But all the elements to monitor and report on these features are still there, oftentimes meaning it takes longer to get to something we actually do use in the interface.
  • Setup Time: The initial setup was very simple, mostly just adding IPs and a syslog server. But for many of the more advanced features, like the NOC view, it can take a lot of tweaking to get right.
  • Intuitiveness: The reporting, while detailed and better than reading a raw syslog, can be unintuitive at times. Drilling down can sometimes get one stuck in a weird rabbit hole that isn't entirely relevant, and it's hard to get back to somewhere useful without just starting over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall usability is an eight for me because it is easy to manage the firewall policies and monitor the devices' health. The configurations are all done in the GUI which makes it more convenient and hassle free. You can also see the devices' health and the progress of the task thru its taskbar.
Mark Sena | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) 7.8
Based on 9 answers
Initially, we had a lot of issues with bugs and performance issues, however, Cisco did help us to remediate these over time. A negative point was that the roadmap for Cisco's FMC was subject to many changes--improvements, new features, and even add-on products that were promised in the early stages eventually never made it to the current version.
Bart Verbaandert | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Utilized across the entire organization as a single point of entry to the Internet. It provides a secure solution for internal and external users, ensuring secure access to all applications. The AnyConnect solution provides a secure method for remote users to connect into corporate applications, utilized much over the past year for work from home.
Jon Pedimente | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

ManageEngine was chosen over the use of AlgoSec as it slotted nicely with other Manage engine services we use for services such as active directory management. Other benefits include how lightweight and easy to install and set up it is. You can install it inside your network and start testing within 20 minutes.
Matthew Goodhall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • We lost some features like servers load balancing.
  • But, we got NGFW with a very powerful IPS on one box with a single management interface. We also saved money and data center space from buying multiple boxes (one for IPS and the other as Firewall).
  • We also saved team time and multiple devices management, and we got the benefits of a single vendor providing support.
Michael nabil | TrustRadius Reviewer

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

  • Saves lot of time
  • Help to proactively find issues with configured firewall
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

General

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

ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.9
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer
8.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.3
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.8
ManageEngine Firewall Analyzer

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