21 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 1.4 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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Centralized event and log data collection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Correlation
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Event and log normalization/management
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Deployment flexibility
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • 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 (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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • 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

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

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 (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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

  • 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

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

RackFoundry Total Security Management

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.9
RackFoundry Total Security Management
1.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
RackFoundry Total Security Management

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