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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Security services help you get the most from your technology investments. Organizations that use services for security get access to consultants and technical experts to support their staff with the latest knowledge and capabilities. They also help improve time to threat detection and response. And, by reducing complexity, you’ll improve your ability to adapt to changing business priorities.
Jon Pedimente | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

For any customer that has a complex network environment spanning globally, skybox helps manage firewall policy compliance for many vendors quite easy. It has a variety of security and network vendors that it is compatible with in its database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.6
Skybox Security
8.1
Policy planning and rule management
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.9
Skybox Security
8.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
Skybox Security
8.0
Device Discovery
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
Skybox Security
7.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.4
Skybox Security
7.9
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.4
Skybox Security
8.0
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.4
Skybox Security
9.0
Vulnerability Scans
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.0
Skybox Security
8.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.5
Skybox Security
8.5

Pros

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • Maintain centralized repository of security policies
  • Configure network access and advanced security policies in a single tool
  • Manage large number of devices
Bart Verbaandert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • Its modules like firewall assurance and threat control work efficiently.
  • We can get report related to all firewalls, that helped us in analyzing the risk of threats.
  • It is available at a highly affordable price.
Carli Espino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

  • Areas like Computer Security need a console to view events.
  • The different support areas would be greatly benefited if they managed to have consoles and alerts that told them where to mitigate the risks.
  • The scope of areas such as Monitoring and Dispatch have a broad vision with tools such as applying the necessary filters for your environment.
Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

  • The management console could use work - move away from Java to HTML5 to something more lightweight
  • Dynamic objects are not properly identified in Skybox
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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
The use of this equipment is quite simple and instructive so our administrators have not had major problems with its use and management.
Alex Castillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It is user friendly and quite easy to use. It centralizes all info in one portal and generates good reports to help you visualize and assess your change management decision
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) 8.3
Based on 9 answers
Our network engineers never have a long wait when working with Cisco Support on the Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC series appliances) when they need to open a ticket.
Philip Clerico | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

Skybox Security 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team needs to be improved especially in their response and awareness about recent bugs in their solution. For example, sometimes they are not aware about how to integrate specific vendors like Microsoft Azure and they still don't have answers to it until now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)

We selected Firepower Management Center because we needed to centralize equiment management and it was easily adapted to our architecture,since at that time we had an ASA with IPS / IDS modules and an FTD and a need to have a URL control and detect a Highest level of threats with the AMP module.
Juan Francisco Chicaiza Meza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skybox Security

We have used FireMon Security initially but were never satisfied as FireMon was less efficient than Skybox. Skybox is a good substitute for any of such software. At a very reasonable cost, it provides an Outstanding vulnerability control feature along with network mapping and reporting. All these features are less likely to be found in any other software of this kind altogether.
Carli Espino | 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

Skybox Security

  • Reduces cost in terms of time and money to spend in remediation activity.
  • Improve the network topology and then it's possibile to reduce cost of network/security appliances where they're not necessary.
  • The cost of the solution is not trivial when the number of network appliances is big.
Gabriele Angeli | 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

Skybox Security

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)
7.8
Skybox Security
7.6

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
7.3
Skybox Security
8.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)
8.3
Skybox Security
6.0

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