30 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

8.5

Cisco Secure Firewall

85%
9.8

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

98%
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 11/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.8
78%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Visualization Tools

7.6
76%
14 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Content Inspection

9.4
94%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

7.2
72%
13 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.9
89%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

8.3
83%
14 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

VPN

9.4
94%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

High Availability

9.9
99%
14 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

9.3
93%
14 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

7.2
72%
12 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Secure Firewall

93%
14 Ratings
10.0

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

100%
5 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Cisco Secure Firewall

80%
1 Rating

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Cisco Secure Firewall

79%
6 Ratings

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
Anonymous | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Proxy filter.
  • Link redundancy.
  • Security.
Byron Varela Mora | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
  • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
  • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
Hyler C Cooper | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
  • Easy to set up branch tunnels
  • Less time spent training
Ethan Lautenschlager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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