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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Identification Technologies
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.9
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Visualization Tools
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.6
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Content Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.4
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.3
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.1
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.6
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.5
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
VPN
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.1
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
High Availability
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.7
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
9.5
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
Proxy Server
Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
7.7
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • GUI configuration.
  • Security features for the price point.
  • Consolidates management of VPN tunnels.
Hyler C Cooper | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • The UTM package has caused me some issues in the past, specifically IPS and AV at the edge. In my experience when AV at the edge is unable to sync with its third party database the rule fails and will block all traffic by default.
  • Some of the default global settings can cause issues. One common one is SYN packet not returning ACK. Turning off this setting will allow packets that don't complete the 3-way handshake to pass. Not the most ideal solution.
  • An area that I think could be improved is in application awareness. The only firewall that can do true layer 7 policying is PaloAlto firewalls, that I'm aware of. I think firewalls need to start moving to that and this is an area WatchGuard could add and improve.
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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

WatchGuard XTM is easier to use, has more features in one device, can have better and more specific policies, has a much lower cost, and is stable.
Anonymous | 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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

  • Great value per dollar
  • Easy rule management
  • Simplifies management of remote boxes
Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

General

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

WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product
9.0

Usability

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
8.0
WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

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