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"We pay about $200 yearly and we have two firewalls.""It's very competitive with other products.""Cisco is considered to be an expensive solution.""Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions.""The licensing is a bit off because the physical firewall is cheaper than the virtual one. We only have the physical ones as they are cheaper than the virtual ones. We only use the physical firewalls because of the price difference.""There is room for improvement in the pricing when compared to the market. Although, when you compare the benefits of support from Cisco, you can adjust the value and it becomes comparable, because you usually need very good support. So you gain value there with this device.""When it comes to Cisco, the price of everything is higher. Cisco firewalls are expensive, but we get support from Cisco, and that support is very active.""It's a brilliant firewall, and the fact that it comes with a perpetual license really does go far in terms of helping the organization in not having to deal with those costs on an annual basis. That is a pain point when it comes to services like the ones we have on Fortigate. That's where we really give Cisco firewalls the thumbs up."

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"We pay approximately ‎€150,000 ($166,000 USD) per year.""It is more expensive than other solutions and would be more competetive in the market if it came down in price.""On average, it is normally on the lower end, being less expensive than Palo Alto or Cisco."

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Also Known As
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAvCheck Point VSXSonicWall Network Security Services Platform
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Overview

Cisco ASA firewalls deliver enterprise-class firewall functionality with highly scalable and flexible VPN capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco ASA can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Flexible VPN capabilities include support for remote access, site-to-site, and clientless VPN. Also, select appliances support clustering for increased performance, VPN load balancing to optimize available resources, advanced high availability configurations, and more.

Cisco ASAv is the virtualized version of the Cisco ASA firewall. Widely deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco ASAv is ideal for remote worker and multi-tenant environments. The solution scales up/down to meet performance requirements and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco ASAv can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.

Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.

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Check Point Virtual Systems taps the power of virtualization to consolidate and simplify security for private clouds while delivering a lower total cost of ownership. It enables customized security against evolving network threats with the extensible Software Blade Architecture. Virtual Systems is supported on Check Point Appliances, including the 61000 Security System as well as open servers.

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The SonicWall Network Security services platform (NSsp) 12000 series takes a modern approach to threat detection and prevention by combining cloud intelligence with appliance-based protection in a scalable, high-speed platform.

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Sample Customers
There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.Bentley Systems, Almaviva TSF S.p.A, Yankuang Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.Comlogic, Depaul, Hutt City Council
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company10%
University7%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company6%
Construction Company4%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise47%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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Check Point Virtual Systems is ranked 21st in Firewalls with 10 reviews while SonicWall NSSP is ranked 43rd in Firewalls. Check Point Virtual Systems is rated 8.2, while SonicWall NSSP is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Check Point Virtual Systems writes "Reliable solution with a unique architecture that creates flexibility in the deployment ". On the other hand, Check Point Virtual Systems is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, pfSense and Sophos XG, whereas SonicWall NSSP is most compared with .

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