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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco Secure Firewall

85%
9.5

Untangle NG Firewall

95%
Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.9
79%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.7
77%
14 Ratings
9.4
94%
5 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.4
94%
14 Ratings
9.8
98%
5 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
9.4
94%
5 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.9
89%
14 Ratings
9.9
99%
5 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.4
84%
14 Ratings
9.8
98%
5 Ratings

VPN

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
5 Ratings

High Availability

9.9
99%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
14 Ratings
9.6
96%
5 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Untangle NG Firewall is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Secure Firewall

94%
14 Ratings
9.5

Untangle NG Firewall

95%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Untangle NG Firewall

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating

Untangle NG Firewall

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings
8.2

Untangle NG Firewall

82%
3 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

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations.As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
Bryce Holland | 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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
  • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
  • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
  • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
Anonymous | 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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
  • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
  • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
Anonymous | 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

Cisco Secure Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Untangle NG Firewall

General

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

Starting Price

$25 per month

Untangle NG Firewall Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
z4 appliance$2991
z4w appliance$3291
z4 Plus appliance$399.001
z6 appliance$1199.001
z12 appliance$1999.001
z20 appliance$3499.001
  1. one-time purchase
SaaS Edition
Open Source Firewall$0.001
NG Firewall Complete$25.002
  1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Untangle NG Firewall

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

Untangle NG Firewall

Untangle NG Firewall 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
Matthew Ingram | 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

Untangle NG Firewall

NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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

Untangle NG Firewall

  • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
  • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
Ken Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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