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Score 8.9 out of 100

Cisco Umbrella

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    85%

    Cisco Umbrella

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Secure Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.8
    78%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.6
    76%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    9.4
    94%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.8
    88%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.2
    72%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.3
    83%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.4
    94%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.9
    99%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.3
    93%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    7.2
    72%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Cisco Umbrella is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    94%
    14 Ratings
    8.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    84%
    69 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    80%
    1 Rating
    9.4

    Cisco Umbrella

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    79%
    6 Ratings
    7.3

    Cisco Umbrella

    73%
    67 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco Umbrella

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization
    Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella provides another layer of protection on top of firewalls and antivirus. Cisco Umbrella makes whitelisting, blacklisting, and categorical web filtering easier through the use of a single admin portal. Updates to these lists are populated almost instantly to all of your local and remote devices. Cisco Umbrella may be overkill for smaller businesses that do not have a distributed workforce.
    Nicolas Tenthorey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    • Updates with the HA Pair are incredibly easy and automated
    • FMC with Firepowers provide a single place to view information about devices and connections
    • Tedious policy changes can be staged during the working hours and then deployed in one click after hours
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    • Cisco Umbrella protects our devices and users from malicious sites of all kinds.
    • Cisco Umbrella allows us to add additional web site types we may want to block for specific users.
    • Cisco Umbrella keeps the list of sites blocked current by utilizing data from their entire security platform.
    Jeff Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    • The UI in Cisco Firepower formerly Sourcefire) is complicated and entirely redundant. A lot of these features are not useful, and therefore, it can be removed from the main window.
    • The interface is very slow, with each operation taking a lot of time. Searching through the logs takes too much time.
    Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    • Keeping up to date on known malicious sites and blocking those is difficult for all vendors, but this could always be improved upon.
    • A more detailed descriptions of what is included the Security Categories would be useful. Generic descriptions are provided. For example, state lottery sites could be detailed in the description of the Gambling category.
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco Umbrella

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    It is a great product. It is easy to manage and is affordable. We are a Cisco shop, so it is easily integrated with our other security suite of products to include Threat Response and SecureX.
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    Cisco Secure Firewall 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.
    Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 9.4
    Based on 4 answers
    The product was easy to install and get running. To maintain the product is also a simple matter of maintaining lists of wanted and unwanted domains or URLs. The basic and advanced security features all do what they are intended to do with no known erroneous outcomes
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    Cisco Secure Firewall 7.9
    Based on 6 answers
    Cisco support is not at all suitable for this product, at least. It takes a long for them to help us with our server issues. A lot of the time, the customer support person keeps on redirecting calls to another person. They need to be well versed with the terminologies of the product they are supporting us with. Support needs a lot of improvement. Cisco Fire Linux OS, the operating system behind Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), also doesn't receive regular patches. In short, average customer service.
    Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 7.3
    Based on 67 answers
    Our network team mostly works with Cisco support but from what I understand, they were pretty helpful because we're an enterprise company. We use a few other Cisco products, so we do get a pretty good response from Cisco customer support. I'm not a fan of Cisco's SSO because we can't put it behind Okta but that's beyond the scope of this.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cisco Umbrella

    Cisco Umbrella 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Overall, the implementation was smooth with little issues. Testing some of the advanced features and ensuring they did not impact our user population was the greatest challenge
    Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    pfsence is a very complicated firewall and there is lots of documentation available on Cisco website for help. The configuration is very difficult and less documentation available. Cisco Secure Firewall provides us all the security features in low cost and this is very easy to configure firewall.
    VINAY Mandora | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    We used a product before this called iPrism by EdgeWave and also briefly tried Barracuda Web Security in the cloud. We were having such a large influx of service desk calls about proxy-based layer 7 web filters that we wanted to step back and pick something more at the DNS level, to protect our employees but not hover over their social media use, etc. Cisco will also employ a layer 7 proxy if a site is suspicious, which does require us to push a certificate out should we want that feature. For most policies we have it enabled.
    kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    • This product is great for inspection and normal firewall controls.
    • If there's a bug in it, it can take a lot of resource time to chase it and work around it.
    • Deciphering which data is useful has taken a bit of time and trimming.
    Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Umbrella

    • On the positive side, the product does help block known bad sites, resulting in less time that technicians spend cleaning infections.
    • On the negative side, the problem that causes Windows to incorrectly report no Internet access has taken a lot of time for many technicians.
    • Reporting features for individual clients help us more efficiently provide browsing reports when needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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