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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    85%

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Smoothwall UTM is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    94%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    Smoothwall UTM

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    80%
    1 Rating

    Smoothwall UTM

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    79%
    6 Ratings

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    This system is very useful for companies of few resources and for novice users with small and domestic networks. On the other hand, for a large company where you have a lot of network equipment connected, it's possible that the equipment collapses and does not work well with this service.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • easy to manage by its web platform that allows quick access to system functions
    • allows the administration of the company's network by creating IP navigation permissions to prevent access to unprotected pages
    • this system can be installed on computers with very few resources and even with old equipment just by adapting an additional network card. This is helpful for companies that are starting and do not have much capital to invest but need to protect their systems
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • The way to be installed is still a bit difficult and should be more graphic as you are doing all the distributions of linux to make it easier to understand new users
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    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

    Smoothwall UTM

    Smoothwall is a system that is cheaper than just a free license due to being a Linux distribution. Simplewall is a bit more for robust equipment or large networks.
    germary zambrano | 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

    Smoothwall UTM

    • this system has had a positive impact on my company, saving resources, good functioning of the system, a stable application that allows me to control what users see so that they can perform more in the work and prevent them from entering pages that are undeveloped and that will take time away from their job
    germary zambrano | TrustRadius Reviewer

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