Cisco Firepower NGFW vs. OPNsense

As of June 2019, Cisco Firepower NGFW is ranked 8th in Firewalls with 18 reviews vs OPNsense which is ranked 30th in Firewalls. The top reviewer of Cisco Firepower NGFW writes "Enables us to monitor and confirm all of the traffic coming in or going out of our network". Cisco Firepower NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA NGFW and Palo Alto Networks WildFire. OPNsense is most compared with pfSense, Untangle NG Firewall and Sophos UTM.
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Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs.We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement.The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market.Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.Cisco recently has become very expensive.The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market.

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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 thing there are any other hidden charges though.If you want the full-featured services then it will cost approximately $15,000 per year.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.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.Based on the services that you will get, especially the AMP license, the price is very reasonable.We pay a lot of money for it.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.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASACisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall, FirePOWER
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Overview

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

The Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) prevents breaches, and can quickly detect and mitigate stealthy attacks using deep visibility and the most advanced security capabilities of any firewall available today - all while maintaining optimal network performance and uptime. With Cisco NGFW you can automate operations to save time, reduce complexity, and work smarter.

OPNsense is an open source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build FreeBSD based firewall and routing platform. OPNsense includes most of the features available in expensive commercial firewalls, and more in many cases. It brings the rich feature set of commercial offerings with the benefits of open and verifiable sources.

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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.Rackspace, The French Laundry, Downer Group, Lewisville School District, Shawnee Mission School District, Lower Austria Firefighters Administration, Oxford Hospital, SugarCreek, Westfield
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider11%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company12%
Transportation Company9%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Manufacturing Company29%
Financial Services Firm29%
Transportation Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm18%
Transportation Company14%
Healthcare Company11%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise35%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise25%
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