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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

PRTG

For medium to small organizations [PRTG Network Monitor is] very well suited. I found it very easy to deploy and manage, updates are easy to perform, its very rare but if for any reason the system gets problematic it could be redeployed in few minutes and old data could be restored very easily. I recommend to deploy free version for evaluation first use it for as long as you want in that way you can get actual feel of product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

Network Performance Monitoring

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
9.0
Network monitoring
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
9.4
Baseline threshold calculation
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
8.5
Alerts
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
9.3
Network capacity planning
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
7.5
Packet capture analysis
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
8.0
Network mapping
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
7.5
Customizable reports
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
8.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
7.8
Hardware health monitoring
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
8.6

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

PRTG

  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
Dan Reynolds | 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

PRTG

  • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
  • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
  • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

No score
No answers yet
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PRTG

PRTG 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
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

PRTG

PRTG 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PRTG

PRTG 8.6
Based on 28 answers
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
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

PRTG

Nagios and Icinga (which is itself a fork from Nagios) are decent enough solutions for free, being open source. They do take more to set up and maintain, with quite a lot of manual work and agent installs in some cases. So in comparison with PRTG, they require more labor, but PRTG requires more capital. I also feel like PRTG is more robust, and stable; it's never crashed or required a complete reinstall, which I've definitely had to do with Icinga in the past.PRTG runs on Windows, while the other two are Linux. That only matters if you're more familiar with one or the other, of course, but it does take more to set up a LAMP server sometimes.
Robert Paul | 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

PRTG

  • Given us a nice, controlled, ringed-fence portal to deliver to customers for them to view monitoring on the services we sell them.
  • Given us plenty of metrics to allow us to measure SLA's and OLA's.
  • Given us the tools to deploy proactive measures for service outages.
Jamie Imms | 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

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PRTG

General

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

PRTG Editions & Modules

Edition
PRTG 500$1,7501
PRTG 1,000$3,2001
PRTG 2,500$6,5001
PRTG 5,000$11,5001
PRTG XL 1$15,5001
PRTG EnterpriseCustom Pricing2
  1. perpetual license
  2. subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.9
PRTG
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
PRTG
10.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
PRTG
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
PRTG
8.6

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