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Cisco Secure Firewall

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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.7

    Cisco Secure Firewall

    87%

    Smoothwall WAM

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

    Identification Technologies

    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.8
    78%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    9.5
    95%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    9.0
    90%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    7.7
    77%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.8
    88%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.6
    86%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.5
    95%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.9
    99%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    9.2
    92%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    7.3
    73%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.4

      Cisco Secure Firewall

      94%
      20 Ratings

      Smoothwall WAM

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      8.0

      Cisco Secure Firewall

      80%
      1 Rating

      Smoothwall WAM

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      7.9

      Cisco Secure Firewall

      79%
      6 Ratings

      Smoothwall WAM

      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 WAM

      No answers on this topic

      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 WAM

      No answers on this topic

      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 WAM

      No answers on this topic

      Pricing Details

      Cisco Secure Firewall

      General

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

      Starting Price

      Smoothwall WAM

      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 WAM

      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 WAM

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco Secure Firewall

      Cisco Firepower firewalls have all the features expected of an NGFW. Managed with a Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center, most of the learning curve is just knowing where in the menus to go to do what you want. All brands of firewalls work as expected, and learning each GUI is the trick. The GUI for Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center is simple. Though when devices are registered to Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center, there are no options to make changes locally and sync them back to the management center. That does limit accessing a remote site that might go down.
      John Buis | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Smoothwall WAM

      No answers on this topic

      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 WAM

      No answers on this topic

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