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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

Sophos XG Firewall

In the SMB space [Sophos XG Firewall] can be very well received and utilized, even without a dedicated IT staff. Larger companies can use it as well but I feel there are better options as the company scales up.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
Sophos XG Firewall
8.5
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.9
Sophos XG Firewall
8.2
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.6
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.4
Sophos XG Firewall
8.4
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.3
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.1
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.6
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
VPN
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.1
Sophos XG Firewall
8.6
High Availability
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.7
Sophos XG Firewall
8.7
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.5
Sophos XG Firewall
7.5
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.7
Sophos XG Firewall
8.1

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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Remote 2FA authentication
  • Controls the user web and application access.
  • Shows all the activities in the dash board.
  • Making remote site to site SSL VPN.
nawas khan | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Mobile app is needed for IT folks.
Anonymous | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sophos XG Firewall

The firewall that was in use at the first location before expanding was a cheaply made open source box that couldn't do much even as a basic firewall. We had looked at various companies but came to the conclusion that Sophos was the right fit for us and it has been that way for years now.
Mike Goularte | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • It helped mitigate a potential DDOS attack.
  • Being able to easily create VLANs and then utilize DHCP to push out IPs are valuable tools to have when dealing with compliance situations.
Mike Goularte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

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

Sophos XG Firewall

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
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
Sophos XG Firewall
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5

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