Cisco Firepower NGFW Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of Cisco Firepower NGFW competitors and alternatives
Real User
Dëvóps Engineer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Jan 22 2017

What do you think of Fortinet FortiGate?

I have had the displeasure of having to support SOHO Fortigate offerings (Fortigate/Fortiwifi). in almost any measure, I have found these products inferior to respective solutions from cisco and juniper (two examples i've had experience with). I'll start with the most egregious and disturbing: the product is unstable. the VPN client is crash prone and the VPN daemon is crash prone. if you want to enjoy having to drive to the office when the roads are iced because the VPN daemon just gave up the ghost again, just to reboot a unit, by all means - choose Fortigate. I'll continue with support - pretty much a joke, although being fair here, it is similar in other respective products. by the time a competent engineer reviews your case, you may have to wade through more than a month of...
Real User
Manager Network Security at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What do you think of Cisco ASA?

Valuable Features I love its CLI mode of working, it gives plenty of information with a single line of command. This feature allows its administrator to perform advanced level tasks with much ease. • Improvements to My Organization These products provide much stability which, in return, any organization demands to run its functions properly and smoothly. • Room for Improvement This product lacks in GUI format; that needs to be more mature and composed. • Use of Solution 10 years + • Deployment Issues No issues. • Stability Issues Rarely, due to software issues. • Scalability Issues As of now, no. • Customer Service and Technical Support Excellent but if non-Indian engineer is assigned. • Previous Solutions We have almost 99% Cisco based...
Real User
Sr. Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Centralized policy creation for URL, application, IPS, etc. It simplifies matters more than previously.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides centralized management. I would also add that URL, Malware and IPS built-in has been a great help as well. Where we used to need several products for all these features, we now only need the ASAs with the additional licensing. So... more»

What needs improvement?

More centralization and simplification of product lines would help most engineers, but I think licensing is the key here. Most organizations won’t pay the money to have ELA licensing, so all the individual licenses for these products can be... more»

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