Cisco Firepower NGFW 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 »
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services 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 »
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Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
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 »
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 »
Nathan Chadwick
Technology Associate at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
We pay a lot of money for it. For big organizations who are used to throwing around a lot of money for absolutely surety, this would probably be a good fit for them. For the average SME, this particular firewall system, as well as Cisco in general, this product would not be a good fit for them. 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 »
Iz
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Base hardware cost are average. Additional hardware modules are priced higher than the base module. They also offer very clear licensing and pricing. 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 »
Vishal Punjabi
Consultant
All our requirements which we need performed by the firewall (e.g. VPN, URL white-listing, or IP based white-listing, etc.) have separate licenses and costs. View full review »
Pablo Torrejon
Support Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is a great solution for medium or big enterprises, not so much for small businesses, mainly due to the financial costs. Cisco Firepower is a great solution, but it is expensive compared to others that can provide similar benefits for much less. View full review »
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