"The most important feature is the intensive way you can troubleshoot Cisco Firepower Firewalls. You can go to the bit level to see why traffic is not handled in the correct way, and the majority of the time it's a networking issue and not a firewall issue. You can solve any problem without Cisco TAC help, because you can go very deeply under the hood to find out how traffic is flowing and whether it is not flowing as expected. That is something I have never seen with other brands."
"If you compare the ASA and the FirePOWER, the best feature with FirePOWER is easy to use GUI. It has most of the same functionality in the Next-Generation FirePOWER, such as IPS, IPS policies, security intelligence, and integration and identification of all the devices or hardware you have in your network. Additionally, this solution is user-friendly."
"A good intrusion prevention system and filtering."
"Firepower has been used for quite a few enterprise clients. Most of our clients are Fortune 500 and Firepower is used to improve their end to end firewall functionality."
"The most valuable feature is the access control list (ACL)."
"There are no issues that we are aware of. It does its job silently in the background."
"One of the most valuable features of Firepower 7.0 is the "live log" type feature called Unified Event Viewer. That view has been really good in helping me get to data faster, decreasing the amount of time it takes to find information, and allowing me to fix problems faster. I've found that to be incredibly valuable because it's a lot easier to get to some points of data now."
"The most important features are the intrusion prevention engine and the application visibility and control. The Snort feature in Firepower is also valuable."
"Its stability and SD-WAN features are the most valuable."
"Ability to manage multiple firewalls."
"Its central management, especially when it comes to distributed environments, is great. I can generate and save a setting and then apply that setting across the network with just one click."
"What I like best about this product are the support and the features."
"The interface is very user-friendly and it is quite easy to use."
"Its ability to block incoming attacks is valuable. Its logging, traffic monitoring, and VPN capabilities are also valuable."
"Their GPS possibilities and the security that it has, especially the SD-WAN functionality, is very good."
"Scalability is good; the company wants to be able to handle large customers."
"The most valuable features are flexibility, ease of setup, and it's a good product cost-wise."
"I like the solution's configuration, interfaces, and user guides."
"User friendly and intuitive."
"The most valuable feature is the sandbox."
"This product has kept us safe and we haven't had any breaches."
"This product is user-friendly and easy to configure."
"One of the main features is the built-in storage capacity."
"It has excellent stability."
"We cannot have virtual domains, which we can create with FortiGate. This is something they should add in the future. Additionally, there is a connection limit and the FMC could improve."
"I would like it to have faster deployment times. A typical deployment could take two to three minutes. Sometimes, it depends on the situation. It is better than it was in the past, but it could always use improvement."
"Deploying configurations takes longer than it should."
"The Firepower FTD code is missing some old ASA firewalls codes. It's a small thing. But Firepower software isn't missing things that are essential, anymore."
"They need a VTI. I know it's going to be available in the next software version, which is the 6.7 version. However, the problem with that is that the 6.7 is going to deprecate all the older IKEv1 deployment tunnels. Therefore, the problem is that we have a lot of customers which are using older encryptions. If I do that, update it, it's not going to work for me."
"Implementations require the use of a console. It would help if the console was embedded."
"There is limited data storage on the appliance itself. So, you need to ship it out elsewhere in order for you to store it. The only point of consideration is around that area, basically limited storage on the machine and appliance. Consider logging it elsewhere or pushing it out to a SIEM to get better controls and manipulation over the data to generate additional metrics and visibility."
"Its interface is sometimes is a little bit slow, and it can be improved. When you need to put your appliance in failover mode, it is a little difficult to do it remotely because you need to turn off the appliance in Cisco mode. In terms of new features, it would be good to have AnyConnect VPN with Firepower. I am not sure if it is available at the moment."
"Technical support used to be at a very high level but it is now a bit less so."
"If you have another brand of VPN where you have to put an SSL VPN between two devices, Barracuda doesn't support that at a certain point. You can't actually build the VPN between Barracuda and a different device of a different brand."
"The interface should be more user-friendly and it should be easier to configure."
"There is room for improvement in performance and the support language. The support they're providing right now is from a different country, and in our country, there are people—network admins and IT heads—who don't speak English properly. So Barracuda needs to provide support agents who speak additional languages, such as Bangla."
"The administration UI could be better. It should also have better application detection policies."
"The analytics are weak."
"If you experience an attack it can take a very long time to find a solution."
"Command line could be more user friendly."
"In terms of improvement, features like App Control do not work properly"
"Needs a more detailed reporting feature."
"I would like to have a built-in vulnerability scanner in the firewall. It would be great to have such functionality. Its price could also be better. It would also be good to have a local warehouse. It doesn't get damaged a lot, but if a customer needs a replacement, currently, it has to come from Miami or Mexico, which can take a few days. It would be better if they have a local warehouse from where we can just pick replacements and quickly solve a client's needs in terms of replacing equipment. It would be great to have it locally instead of waiting for it from Mexico or the USA."
"The logging, reporting, and storage capacity size could improve in a future release."
"Initially, it may be difficult for some people to learn and become acquainted with it."
"The reporting feature could be better because most of the companies want to have the analytics included, which is something that you have to buy separately."
"We still get phishing emails that manage to come through from time to time."
"Vendor support needs improvement. The frequency of time and support should be increased."
Cisco NGFW firewalls deliver advanced threat defense capabilities to meet diverse needs, from
small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide
range of models, Cisco NGFW can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Advanced threat
defense capabilities include Next-generation IPS (NGIPS), Security Intelligence (SI), Advanced
Malware Protection (AMP), URL filtering, Application Visibility and Control (AVC), and flexible VPN
features. Inspect encrypted traffic and enjoy automated risk ranking and impact flags to reduce event
volume so you can quickly prioritize threats. Cisco NGFW firewalls are also available with clustering
for increased performance, high availability configurations, and more.
Cisco Firepower NGFWv is the virtualized version of Cisco's Firepower NGFW firewall. Widely
deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco NGFWv automatically scales up/down to meet
the needs of dynamic cloud environments and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco NGFWv
can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.
Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your
environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is
delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco
SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables
greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.
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Barracuda's Cloud Generation Firewalls redefine the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and helps organizations transform their business.
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is ranked 24th in Firewalls with 9 reviews while SonicWall NSa is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 38 reviews. Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is rated 7.8, while SonicWall NSa is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall writes "My network has never been interrupted or experienced a denial of service". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall NSa writes "A rugged solution capable of defeating advanced threats". Barracuda CloudGen Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Cisco ASA Firewall, SonicWall TZ and Meraki SD-WAN, whereas SonicWall NSa is most compared with Meraki MX, Fortinet FortiGate, WatchGuard Firebox and SonicWall TZ. See our Barracuda CloudGen Firewall vs. SonicWall NSa report.
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