Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls Competitors and Alternatives

The top Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls competitors are
  • Palo Alto Networks WildFire
  • FireEye Network Security
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW
  • Fortinet FortiGate
  • Juniper SRX
Read reviews of Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls competitors and alternatives
Roger Bascom
User
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

* I am really hesitate to repeat the Juniper sales line of "One Juniper", simply because within different devices, there are differences in the CLI commands used. This has been due to functional and hardware differences. For the vast majority... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Once our engineers got their heads wrapped around the nuances of Juniper's CLI and are function on par with them. I recommend investing in Juniper Space if you have a significant amount of Juniper equipment to manage. We have three of the... more»

What needs improvement?

Third-party support for Juniper is a lot less than Cisco. This is no surprise, but a definite consideration if you are expecting to use a lot of third party support. In my guesstimate, for every 100 Cisco shops, you will find one Juniper shop.
reviewer805185
User
CEO with 11-50 employees
Jan 21 2018

What is most valuable?

The value is the capability of having multiple services with one unique license, not having the limitation per user licensing schema, like other vendors.

How has it helped my organization?

The FortiGate controls the user's activities and maximizes my bandwidth use overall. If the employer BYOD, we can accommodate it the need by having an isolated networked exclusively for that equipment which does not comply with the internal... more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting is limited to providing an external appliance for improving the reporting capabilities of the FortiAnalyzer. It does not offer a central management and is also sold separably as an appliance.
security792615
Consultant
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

The MVX Engine seems to be very capable against threats and the way it handles APTs is impressive. It has helped FireEye be the first ones to announce zero-days on many occasions.

How has it helped my organization?

Improved our systems and our customers' by providing better malware protection, defense against zero-day threats, and improved network security.

What needs improvement?

Management of the appliance could be greatly improved. They should take a leaf out of the book of Symantec's (Formerly Blue Coat) MAA appliances. The management is super-easy, most features are available through the GUI, and the administrator... more»

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