Cisco ASAv vs. WatchGuard Firebox

As of February 2019, Cisco ASAv is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 6 reviews vs WatchGuard Firebox which is ranked 36th 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 WatchGuard Firebox writes "WebBlocker has the best URL category database". Cisco ASAv is most compared with Cisco ASA, Cisco Firepower NGFW and pfSense. WatchGuard Firebox is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense and OPNsense.
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Pros
I haven't had any major problems so I haven't had to open a ticket with technical support.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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WebBlocker has the best URL category database ever.

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Cons
In the past though, colleagues have had issues during the upgrade process. The failover didn't work and production was down.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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Make WatchGuard Firebox capable of integrating with third-party vendors like FireMon, Splunk, Tenable, etc.

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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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Cheap.

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17th
out of 48 in Firewalls
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1,356
Comparisons
912
Reviews
5
Followers
85
Avg. Rating
7.4
36th
out of 48 in Firewalls
Views
824
Comparisons
664
Reviews
0
Followers
71
Avg. Rating
N/A
Top Comparisons
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Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance
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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.

Firebox M-Series firewalls are specifically engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive growth in bandwidth rates, encrypted traffic, video use, and connection speeds.
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