Cisco ASAv vs. McAfee StoneGate

Cisco ASAv is ranked 26th in Firewalls with 5 reviews vs McAfee StoneGate which is ranked 22nd in Firewalls with 1 review. The top reviewer of Cisco ASAv writes "We need the product to have HA pairs, so we can failover. It is relatively stable". The top reviewer of McAfee StoneGate writes "It works well with a highly-active cluster". Cisco ASAv is most compared with Cisco ASA, Cisco Firepower NGFW and pfSense. McAfee StoneGate is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and Cisco Firepower NGFW.
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Pros
Among the top features are integrated threat defence and the fact that each virtual appliance is separate so you get great granular control.The transparency of the single UI to ensure security. A product has to be simple so that an administrator can use it.The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.It is a comprehensive suite and complete package.

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It works well with a highly-active cluster.We did not have issues with scalabiliy.

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Cons
There are always vulnerabilities that come up and there was one in early 2018 but this was patched with software updates.The artificial intelligence and machine learning (behavioral based threat detection), which I can this will be coming out in another year, these are what we need now.Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.

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After some experience with the solution, we had to do some redesign, but generally, we were happy with the product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We are partners with Cisco. They are always one call away, which is good. They know how to keep their customers happy.With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy.Purchasing from the AWS Marketplace was easy. It was just point and click.It is pay-as-you-go, so it much cheaper than buying in the plants.Our individual release cycle has been quicker because the entire development and testing environment has been automated because of these virtual instances. It has aligned our development workflow. This is where we have seen the ROI increase.

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Ranking
26th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
1,207
Comparisons
831
Reviews
4
Followers
75
Avg. Rating
7.3
22nd
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
2,004
Comparisons
835
Reviews
1
Followers
202
Avg. Rating
8.0
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Adaptive Security Virtual ApplianceMcAfee Next Generation Firewall, Stonesoft, Intel Next Generation Firewall, Intel Security StoneGate
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Overview


The Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance is a virtualized network security solution. It supports both traditional and next-generation software-defined networks (SDN), as well as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environments. The ASAv provides policy enforcement and threat inspection across heterogeneous, multisite environments.

StoneGate is a Highly Available Firewall/VPN. The StoneGate fault-tolerant VPN maintains sessions across multiple VPN devices and multiple Internet or network connections, regardless of device or connection failures. StoneGate provides Security, Manageability, Availability, and Scalability thus reducing network security complexity and costs. Stonesoft was the inventor of high availability for security solutions and a recognized leader in network security.
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BluelockAvency, R€SLER Oberfl_chentechnik GmbH, MAUSER Group, CEMEX, Cegedim, Fusion Media Networks
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