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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

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 (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

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

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

Smoothwall UTM

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

Smoothwall UTM

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

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 (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

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

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

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

Smoothwall UTM

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
Smoothwall UTM
10.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
Smoothwall UTM

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
Smoothwall UTM

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