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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Firewall and Sophos Cyberoam UTM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Firewalls solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"Its security and filtering are most valuable. Every layer of data that comes into the organization goes through it. After setting up the criteria, it automatically filters the traffic. We don't have to check it often.""Cisco ASA provides us with very good application visibility and control.""The most valuable feature is the Intrusion Prevention System.""I like the ASDM for the firewall because it is visual. With the command line, it is harder to visualize what is going on. A picture is worth a thousand words.""I have integrated it for incidence response. If there is a security event, the Cisco firewall will automatically block the traffic, which is valuable.""A good intrusion prevention system and filtering.""The Packet Tracer is a really good tool. If someone calls because they're having problems, you can easily create fake traffic without having to do an extended packet capture. You can see, straight away, if there's a firewall rule allowing that traffic in the direction you're trying to troubleshoot.""Cisco tech is always good and helpful. I would rate them as 10 out of 10."

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"The solution is excellent for web and application filtering and remote access with the VPN.""The VPN is excellent on the solution.""The most valuable feature is the solution is easy to configure for users.""I find Sophos Cyberoam UTM very good. I like the feature of being able to block off Mac IDs that host users. For example, you have a Mac or Windows laptop and you created a hotspot. Other devices like mobiles and tablets e.g. iPads connected to that hotspot. We can block those devices that connected to the hotspot we created, only through Sophos. It's a good feature we didn't find in other UTMs.""The main features I have found best are the load balancer and ease of use.""The solution has good load balancers.""It is very easy to use.""Cyberoam UTM's most valuable feature is that it can be configured any way you like."

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Cons
"Web filtering needs improvement because sometimes the URL is miscategorized.""Cisco should work on ASDM. One of the biggest drawbacks of Cisco ASA is ASDM GUI. Cisco should improve the ASDM GUI. The configuration through ASDM is really difficult as compared to CLI. Sometimes when you are doing the configuration in ASDM, it suddenly crashes. It also crashes while pushing a policy. Cisco should really work on this.""It's mainly the UI and the management parts that need improvement. The most impactful feature when you're using it is the user interface and the user experience.""I would like to see them update the GUI so that it doesn't look like it was made in 1995.""Third-party integrations could be improved.""FlexConfig is there as a bridge for features that are not yet natively integrated into Firepower. It is a way of allowing you to be able to configure things that wouldn't otherwise be possible until the development team can add them into Firepower's native capability. There is still some work that needs to be done around FlexConfig. There are still quite a few complex things, like policy-based routing, that have to be done in FlexConfig, and it doesn't always work perfectly. Sometimes, there are some glitches. It is recommended that you configure FlexConfig policies with Cisco TAC. It would be good to see Cisco accelerate some of those configurations that you can only do in FlexConfig into the platform, so that they are there natively.""There are some limitations with SSL. Regarding the security assessment for the ISO 27000 standard, there are certain features that Cisco needs to scale up. Not all products support it, so you need to be slightly careful, especially on the site track.""A feature that would allow me to load balance among multiple ISPs, especially since we have deployed it as a perimeter firewall, would be a great addition."

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"The implementation policy needs improvment.""It isn't missing anything.""While the security features are excellent, they could be improved.""The VPN is an area that can be improved.""I had an issue when I was trying to stop a user from using too much bandwidth while I was using Azure, I was not able to stop them.""The product is at its end-of-life. There is nothing to improve as it will be discontinued.""There needs to be more documentation that users can access to help them understand the solution or troubleshoot as necessary.""Sometimes, during part of the configuration, if you don't have a lot of technical knowledge, then you may struggle a bit to configure it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If we compare it with FortiGate and the co-existing ASA, FortiGate is better in price."
  • "They seem to be at the top end in terms of pricing, but they are worth the price. They are probably a little bit lower than Palo Alto. If the customers are relying on Cisco products and they are thinking more in terms of scaling to another layer in a year, it is pretty much in a good price range."
  • "We're using the smart license for this firewall. The models that we have require licensing for remote access."
  • "There are licensing costs."
  • "I just bought it off the shelf, and I'm using it with my previous one, so I have not spent that much."
  • "The price is fair. It's not the cheapest, but it's not bad."
  • "For me, personally, as an individual, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall is expensive."
  • "The product is very expensive."
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  • "I had an issue when I was trying to stop a user from using too much bandwidth while I was using Azure, I was not able to stop them."
  • "We pay for licensing the solution. It's my understanding that it is not overly expensive. It may be somewhere around $2,000 for a license."
  • "It is a cheap firewall. We are not paying for any license."
  • "There is a license for this solution and it is priced competitively. We paid approximately $2,000 for the license."
  • "The licensing is on an annual basis and is very reasonably priced."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and we are on a three-year contract. I am satisfied with the price."
  • "The solution comes with a yearly licensing fee."
  • "The pricing for this product is good. Its pricing is very low, enticing small businesses to purchase it over its competitors."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Top Answer:Separate license keys are required for different solutions that we implement in the server room, which are an additional cost.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall
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    Overview

    The Cisco Secure Firewall portfolio delivers greater protections for your network against an increasingly evolving and complex set of threats. With Cisco, you’re investing in a foundation for security that is both agile and integrated- leading to the strongest security posture available today and tomorrow.

      From your data center, branch offices, cloud environments, and everywhere in between, you can leverage the power of Cisco to turn your existing network infrastructure into an extension of your firewall solution, resulting in world class security controls everywhere you need them.

      Investing in a Secure Firewall appliance today gives you robust protections against even the most sophisticated threats without compromising performance when inspecting encrypted traffic. Further, integrations with other Cisco and 3rd party solutions provides you with a broad and deep portfolio of security products, all working together to correlate previously disconnected events, eliminate noise, and stop threats faster.

      Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make security simple, yet highly effective.
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      Sample Customers
      There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.
      Gulf Corporation for Technology, Maridive & Oil Services, Fidelity Bank, Petra University, Capital FM Kenya, Safari Park Hotel and Casino, Mayfair Casino, Pacific International Lines, Mozambique Ministry of Education, University of Namibia, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, University of Hawai, New Delhi Municipal Council
      Top Industries
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      Financial Services Firm16%
      Comms Service Provider13%
      Computer Software Company9%
      Government8%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Comms Service Provider20%
      Computer Software Company19%
      Government7%
      Educational Organization5%
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      Manufacturing Company15%
      Non Profit12%
      Financial Services Firm6%
      Construction Company6%
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      Comms Service Provider26%
      Computer Software Company20%
      Energy/Utilities Company8%
      Government7%
      Company Size
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      Small Business36%
      Midsize Enterprise24%
      Large Enterprise40%
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      Small Business28%
      Midsize Enterprise19%
      Large Enterprise53%
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      Small Business48%
      Midsize Enterprise35%
      Large Enterprise17%
      VISITORS READING REVIEWS
      Small Business30%
      Midsize Enterprise22%
      Large Enterprise48%
      Buyer's Guide
      Cisco Secure Firewall vs. Sophos Cyberoam UTM
      November 2022
      Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Firewall vs. Sophos Cyberoam UTM and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
      655,774 professionals have used our research since 2012.

      Cisco Secure Firewall is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 123 reviews while Sophos Cyberoam UTM is ranked 5th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews. Cisco Secure Firewall is rated 8.2, while Sophos Cyberoam UTM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Firewall writes "The ability to implement dynamic policies for dynamic environments is important, given the fluidity in the world of security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Cyberoam UTM writes "Reliable, easy to set up, and excellent for remote access with the VPN". Cisco Secure Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, pfSense and Juniper SRX, whereas Sophos Cyberoam UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM, pfSense, Sophos XG and KerioControl. See our Cisco Secure Firewall vs. Sophos Cyberoam UTM report.

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