30 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 1.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    85%

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

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

    Identification Technologies

    7.9
    79%
    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

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    1.0

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    10%
    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    6 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    6 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    94%
    14 Ratings
    1.0

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    10%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    80%
    1 Rating

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    79%
    6 Ratings

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    N/A
    0 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (TSM) is suited for most companies that have the same challenge as my team had. If you are looking to purchase one security tool and spend most of your allocated budget then I would not recommend this for you. However, if you are looking for something close to a single pane of glass, (granted there is no such thing) this solution does come close as they have the main components built in such as their FW/IPS/IDS/SIEM. Before selecting RackFoundry we had two options which were: 1) Upgrade our current solution and spend an overbearing amount 2) Search for new vendors and maybe procure 1-3 devices and then manually integrate them. Because this was a unified console and integration between devices was simple, we were able to obtain 4-6 security functions and we even had some sense of security visibility via the SIEM. It's not as powerful as Splunk or LogRhythm, but it definitely does the job
    Anonymous | 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • Making promises about a service and product.
    • Advertising a good price and offering great services.
    • Supposedly offer 24/7 365 level 1 threat triaging.
    Anonymous | 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • It has been my first year with Rack Foundry and at this point I have to say everything has been smooth, from implementation to support.
    Jonathan DiRusso | 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    Well I have experience with the big names: SecureWorks, IBM and Splunk. Individually their logging tools are much better than RackFoundry's Total Security Management. This is great for large corporations and urban cities, however not so great for municipalities, mid size businesses and companies who fluctuate between 1-7 members on their IT staff. Why? Because it takes too much of their resources and integration with other products gets a little rough as you will need to configure your preferences to theirs. When a company has stability it is great to have a name brand product, however renewals and upgrade costs can be taxing to an organization.
    Anonymous | 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

    RackFoundry Total Security Management (discontinued)

    • Overall the product has had a negative impact. Not necessarily on our environment but in the amount of time it has taken to deploy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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