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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Excellent enterprise grade solution with full features to perform any security scenario. Available licenses that can be customized to suit the security needs. Backed by Cisco Talos security centre that provides IPS and security signatures to keep the business protected at all times. Backed by manufacturer support and excellent help desk resources.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.9
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
7.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.6
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.4
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.3
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.1
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.6
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
VPN
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.1
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
High Availability
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.7
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.5
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.7
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0

Pros

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • Its very fast
  • Cisco products are generally very stable.
  • Cisco is on top of bug fixes.
  • You get well built hardware at this price point.
  • Compatibility with most 3rd party equipment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • The integration between ASA/Firewall functions and SourceFire functions could use some work.
  • Some little glitches in the interface which require refreshes or additional clicks.
  • Cost is high but it is likely because you're now buying two products in one.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) 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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) 8.0
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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager 9.0
Based on 2 answers
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

We selected Firepower after evaluating all features in nonproduction environment and validated against other similar vendors such as Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Sophos and Watchguard. NGFW provides flexibility in selecting the licensing model and is very cost-effective, easy to integrate with third-party tools and applications and offers user-friendly control.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

  • Not having security levels on the Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) negatively impacted when we cutover.
  • It has been rock solid in the running, has not been any downtime.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.9
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

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