Cisco ASA Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Cisco ASA competitors and alternatives
WatchGuard
Real User
systeembeheerder at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Aug 15 2017

What do you think of WatchGuard XTM?

Valuable Features Blacklist IP addresses of "hackers", SNMP status monitoring and the Central Management Software. • Improvements to My Organization Because of the high throughput, we created multiple LAN segments. This reduced the broadcast and the improved the security in traffic monitoring. • Room for Improvement It's a fine product, but some features like the max bandwidth don't work well. Also, the VPN errors are not helpful when troubleshooting. • Use of Solution For eight years. • Stability Issues Yes, a couple of firmware updates caused a factory reset. • Scalability Issues Yes, fallback needs a lot of tweaking to work. • Customer Service and Technical Support Good. • Previous Solutions Yes, Cisco but the lack of management tools and...
pfSense
Real User
Owner / Principle Engineer at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Jun 14 2018

What do you think of pfSense?

pfSense has been a perfect fit for my small business needs. It is economical (i.e., free), yet powerful, flexible, and intuitive. Its features rival many of the high cost solutions out there. The GUI could use improvements, though it is manageable.
Check Point
Real User
Information Security Analyst at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The multiple virtual firewalls on one box are extremely useful and the interconnection with virtual switches is simple and easy to understand. We need a product that is logical and for which we can find people skilled who are interested in... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Monitoring using SmartConsole and all its features is extremely easy, and I find SmartEvent an excellent monitoring tool for spotting threats and user behaviour.

What needs improvement?

We have Microsoft CASB cloud app security and it's one of the least compatible firewalls. They really need to look at this, as both Check Point and Microsoft are major players. Why aren't they compatible? If we had Palo Alto then we wouldn't... more»

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