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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco Secure Firewall

85%
8.6

Sophos XG Firewall

86%
Sophos XG Firewall ranks higher in 7/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
8.1
81%
7 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.6
76%
14 Ratings
7.9
79%
7 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.4
94%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
8.3
83%
6 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.9
89%
14 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.3
83%
14 Ratings
8.6
86%
7 Ratings

VPN

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
9.1
91%
7 Ratings

High Availability

9.9
99%
14 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Sophos XG Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Secure Firewall

94%
14 Ratings
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
7 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating
9.0

Sophos XG Firewall

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings
9.1

Sophos XG Firewall

91%
2 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

Sophos XG Firewall

This is the best product for small-size organizations with a low budget that want advanced and deep-level security features. Sandboxing and advanced malware protection are the most valuable features available on Sophos devices. Other features like applications and web content make your organization more secure, and you can put more restrictions on users.
Rahul Verma | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • You can scan every packet deeply through sandboxing.
  • Control the user traffic through content filtering.
  • Put the restrictions on user web traffic through web filtering.
  • Control any type of malware through anti virus.
Basant Gupta | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • If using Endpoint security and the Firewall it would be nice to have an easier back and forth between the portals rather than have two separate tabs open. Especially if using more than one in multiple locations.
  • If dealing with different revisions options are moved around and sometimes in places that doesn't normally seem like they should be there.
Mike Goularte | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

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

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

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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.1
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

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

Sophos XG Firewall

We have been a Sophos customer for the most part but i have seen some other offerings from SonicWall, Barracuda, and Cisco. While they all offer nice products, we've always been content with our Sophos XG firewalls, especially as they release more and more features/etc.
Anonymous | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Easy to integrate with Active Directory & LDAP
  • We don't need to purchase any additional 2FA & VPN Tools so the cost is saved for us
  • High Availability
Pretty Varughese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Secure Firewall

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