Cisco Firepower NGFW Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Real User
Head, Information Technology at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It has the typical features of a next-generation firewall. It can do application control, antivirus, content filtering, etc. And in terms of performance, the value for money of the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more in terms of reporting tools and the threat analysis capabilities.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had another box before and it wasn't a next-generation firewall. We needed to change to a next-generation firewall so we compared a few of the top players in the market and Palo… more»

What other advice do I have?

List your requirements, give them the proper weighting, and look at what future options are available if you stick with the solution. Then do your evaluation. And don't forget the… more»
Pavan Tipirneni
Real User
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it mostly for the firewall and its ability to work in AWS. That is why we like it.

What needs improvement?

We still need to understand what are the best practices which we need to implement. We also don't know how it will scale… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good. We used the AWS Marketplace because we… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using a lot of Cisco firewalls before. We switched because we wanted what works best in the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to try it out.
NetworkAdmin77
Real User
Network Administrator at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Feb 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use and troubleshooting. * Very easy to quickly identify issues and resolve them. * Add-on features such as… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Much quicker deployment, ease of troubleshooting and better cost compared to our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

Can be underpowered if you choose to use all available add-on features. Just be careful when sizing your unit. Make sure… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is good. Licensing is pretty much automatic if using Control Center.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This product was much easier to deploy, manage and troubleshoot than my previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a nine out of 10 due to its ease of installation, great technical support, very intuitive user interface, and… more»
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