Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall Pricing and License Cost

JoshuaThums
Network Administration Lead at Forest County Potawatomi Community
Our subscription costs, just for the firewalls, is between $400,000 and $500,000 a year. In addition, there is Smart Net, but the subscription base is the most substantial. In an environment like ours where you're only looking at a little over 1,000 users, when you start figuring out it all, it's basically $400 a user per year to license our Cisco firewalls. Cisco is very good. From everything I've seen, I truly believe that they lead the industry in all of this, but you do pay for it. View full review »
Dave Cooper
Network Engineer at CoVantage Credit Union
We're going to get to a point, not this year and not the coming year, probably going into 2021, where we're going to want to replace the ASA appliances with either virtuals or actual physicals. But the Firepower series of appliances is not cheap. I just got a quote recently for six firewalls that was in the range of over half-a-million dollars. That's what could push us to look to other vendors, if the price tag is just so up there. I'm using these words "fictitiously," but if it's going to be outlandish, as a customer, we would have to do our due diligence and look at other solutions at that point. In addition to that cost, there are licensing fees for some of the individual things like AMP, the IPS/IDS piece. It depends on what you want to use, such as the SSL piece and the VPN piece, which we don't use. View full review »
PaulChauchis
Security Architect
Cisco changed its price model with the new FTD line, where the appliances are a bit cheaper but the licensing is a bit more expensive. But that's not only Cisco, a lot of suppliers are doing that. I don't remember a lot of the licensing for Fortinet and Check Point, but Cisco's pricing is high, at times, for what they provide. View full review »
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Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at BDPEER Ltd.
The license in my country is available to subscribe for three years or one year. We wanted to go with the solutions for embedding a two-year subscription, but this was not possible. The Cisco licensing agreement in Bangladesh is different than the one in India and in Dubai. It is not a problem, but if you want to subscribe to the yearly subscription, the original cost is really high. Also, if you go for an anti-virus, you pay for an additional yearly subscription. When we push customers to implement Cisco solutions, they can manage the subscription cost of Cisco internally to access these important solutions long term. Our clients have been able to secure surprisingly efficient service with the Cisco Firepower NGFW firewall solution. View full review »
Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at NTT Global Networks
We normally license on a yearly basis. The hardware procurement cost should be considered. If you're virtual maybe that cost is eradicated and just the licensing cost is applied. If you have hardware the cost must be covered by you. All the shipping charges will be paid by you also. I don't think there are any other hidden charges though. View full review »
Maharajan S
Associate Vice President - IT Infrastructure at Navitas Life Sciences
Cisco pricing is premium. However, they gave us a 50 to 60 percent discount. There are additional implementation and validation costs. View full review »
Henry Pan
Technical Consulting Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Zhulien Keremedchiev
Lead Network Security Engineer at TechnoCore LTD
Cisco, as we all know, is expensive, but for the money you are paying, you know that you are also getting top-notch documentation as well as support if needed. In some cases, this may save you a lot of money or stress, which is why everyone who uses Cisco solutions loves them. View full review »
sentwrkpres56
Senior Network Support & Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is overrated. Prices for Cisco equipment are always a little bit higher than other vendors. Customers are always complaining about the high prices of Cisco equipment, so it would be very good if these prices can be lowered down, but that's how it is. Cisco equipment usually has higher prices than its competitors. View full review »
Seniodascie9887
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Based on the services that you will get, especially the AMP license, the price is very reasonable. The license system is also good but it's not very impressive. It's a very regular licensing system. They call it a smart license which means that your device will connect to the internet. This is a little bit of a headache for some customers. It doesn't make the customer happy because most of the customers prefer not to connect their firewall or system to the internet. View full review »
reviewer1208142
IT Specialist at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The one-time cost is affordable, but the maintenance cost and the Smart Net costs need to be reduced. They're too high. A company like ours, that has about 80 firewalls, has to multiple the maintenance cost per device by 80. Cisco should find a way to provide some kind of enterprise support. We don't want to buy support per unit of equipment. It would be easier for everybody. View full review »
Syed Khalid Ali
Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In my country, deployment may be charged from USD 1K to USD 10K depending on setup cost. There are different types of licenses: * Threat * URL * Anti-malware I would suggest going with an all-in-one bundle. You will end up saving money. Also, Cisco has a better discount on a 3YR subscription plan. Discuss this with your Cisco AM. View full review »
Ali Abdo
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's more expensive than Fortinet and Juniper. The price is high compared to other vendors. In general, for the license, it's not that expensive. View full review »
Omid Najafi
Managing Director at Fasp
The price of this solution is not good or bad. It is ok. View full review »
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