"The implementation is pretty straightforward."
"The most valuable feature is the access control list (ACL)."
"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 customer service/technical support is very good with this solution."
"The most valuable feature that Cisco Firepower NGFW provides for us is the Intrusion policy."
"Firepower NGFW has improved my organization in several ways. Before, we were trying to stamp out security threats and issues, it was a one-off type of way to attack it. I spent a lot of manpower trying to track down the individual issues or flare-ups that we would see. With Cisco's Firepower Management, we're able to have that push up to basically one monitor and one UI and be able to track that and stop threats immediately. It also gives us a little more granularity on what those threats might be."
"The Adversity Malware Protection (AMP) feature is the most valuable. It is also very easy to use. Every technical user can operate this solution without any difficulty. The dashboard of Cisco Firepower has every tool that a security operator needs. You can find every resource that you need to operate through this dashboard."
"It has a good security level. It is a next-generation firewall. It can protect from different types of attacks. We have enabled IPS and IDS."
"The most valuable features are flexibility, ease of setup, and it's a good product cost-wise."
"It is a brilliant product. It is a Unified Threat Management (UTM) system. It has got about 11 security services that take care of your perimeter security. It takes care of any kind of cyber threats that could come in. It takes care of creating VPNs between two SonicWalls instantly and very easily. It has got spyware in it as well as a firewall. It has also got a gateway antivirus and an application firewall that can block things from outside."
"The most valuable features of this solution are intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, and the advanced capture client, which provides live traffic analysis."
"The most valuable features are the VPN, SSL VPN, and IPSec VPN."
"This product is user-friendly and easy to configure."
"The stability is better than other products."
"SonicWall has USCS and anti-virus at the gateway level. Everything is filtered, and if it detects an intruder, it drops the line."
"They offer good antivirus solutions."
"What I like about the solution is the ease of use."
"Efficient and effective - it's easy to separate rules."
"The three most important features for us are web protection, web server protection, and network protection."
"The stability, overall, is excellent. I haven't had a problem in the last two years."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the firewall application and application control."
"Technical support is very responsive."
"We've found the technical support to be helpful."
"Good basic firewall functions with advanced firewall scanning."
"Deploying configurations takes longer than it should."
"Cisco makes horrible UIs, so the interface is something that should be improved."
"The initial setup could be simplified, as it can be complex for new users."
"Report generation is an area that should be improved."
"One feature I would like to see, that Firepower doesn't have, is email security. Perhaps in the future, Cisco will integrate Cisco Umbrella with Firepower. I don't see why we should have to pay for two separate products when both could be integrated in one box."
"The performance should be improved."
"On the VPN side, Firepower could be better. It needs more monitoring on VPNs. Right now, it's not that good. You can set up a VPN in Firepower, but you can't monitor it."
"The configuration in Firepower Management Center is very slow. Deployment takes two to three minutes. You spend a lot of time on modifications. Whereas, in FortiGate, you press a button, and it takes one second."
"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."
"The product has a lot of bugs, actually. We are facing some issues with this product. The DPI SSL feature which is there, it is not working properly."
"Initially, it may be difficult for some people to learn and become acquainted with it."
"The filter settings are confusing and overly complicated. The user interface can be improved."
"There are a few areas that need improvement including the VPN, user management, and reporting."
"The content filter needs to be improved."
"They should consider upgrading the capabilities within the GUI."
"Having to deal with too many lower-level people in technical support means that it takes longer to resolve issues, so escalating support tickets should be faster."
"The solution needs to do better at covering mobile devices, although they may have an integrated solution for that purpose."
"The ease of use could be a bit better."
"The classification segregation of applications lacks sufficient definition."
"Updates come out agonizingly slowly, a trickle."
"Flexibility in pricing could be improved. It's more rigid in its pricing compared to its competitor: Kaspersky."
"There needs to be some improvement in the IPsec VPN. There is implementation only support. I have version one. I'd be most interested in having IP version two from the protocol."
"Anti-phishing functionality should be improved."
"The integration capabilities could be better."
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.
Learn more about Cisco’s firewall solutions, including virtual appliances for public and private cloud.
SonicWall NSa is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 38 reviews while Sophos UTM is ranked 2nd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 24 reviews. SonicWall NSa is rated 7.8, while Sophos UTM is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of SonicWall NSa writes "A rugged solution capable of defeating advanced threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos UTM writes "Great web and email filtering with reasonable pricing". SonicWall NSa is most compared with Meraki MX, Fortinet FortiGate, WatchGuard Firebox, SonicWall TZ and Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, whereas Sophos UTM is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos XG, Untangle NG Firewall and Juniper SRX. See our SonicWall NSa vs. Sophos UTM report.
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