Compare Cisco SSL VPN vs. Hillstone E-Series

Cisco SSL VPN is ranked 2nd in SSL VPN with 10 reviews while Hillstone E-Series is ranked 7th in SSL VPN with 2 reviews. Cisco SSL VPN is rated 8.0, while Hillstone E-Series is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco SSL VPN writes "Stable solution that provides secure access to your network and applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hillstone E-Series writes "Secure connectivity and active directory integration simplifies remote working". Cisco SSL VPN is most compared with Pulse Connect Secure, F5 BIG-IP and Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway, whereas Hillstone E-Series is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Sophos XG. See our Cisco SSL VPN vs. Hillstone E-Series report.
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Pros
A reliable and stable solution for remote network access.It is very effective and I am satisfied with how it works and with its performance.The setup and installation was easy.It's a very stable solution and I'd say it works perfectly.The solution is very easy to work with. This is its most valuable feature. They also did a good job surrounding how you configure the devices.I like to work with the CMD command line because it's easy and it doesn't take very long to configure.The solution is very stable.The feature I find most valuable, is the management portal.

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The initial setup was straightforward. It only took a few hours to deploy.Working with the Hillstone E-Series has, from a remote perspective, allowed me to give my clients a secure connectivity.

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The pricing is a stumbling block to scaling our utilization of Cisco products and we would prefer to use more of them.The administration should be improved.The servers should be more user-friendly.I think the administration can be improved to include web interfaces.Cisco device management is quite difficult. They should work to simplify this.It can be difficult to find service and at times we cannot connect with the internet easily.The pricing needs to be better.The graphical interface is old and needs to improve.

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The solution doesn't have a web proxy built into the system like Sophos. This is something they should work to change.I am not sure if this solution offers active directory integration. Adding that feature will definitely be an advantage.

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There are no pricing programs for non-profit organizations and the product is otherwise expensive by comparison.The pricing of the solution is reasonableI would say it is a bit expensive, but I think it is worth the price.

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Average Words per Review
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out of 15 in SSL VPN
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567
Comparisons
402
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2
Average Words per Review
396
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Overview
Cisco SSL VPN solutions help you easily and securely extend the network to users who have access to the Internet and a web browser. You can customize access and extend the reach of your corporate network to individuals based on their roles, including teleworker contractors and business partners.

Hillstone E-Series next generation firewalls provide visibility and control of web applications regardless of port, protocol, or evasive action. It can identify and prevent potential threats associated with high-risk applications while providing policy-based control over applications, users, and user-groups. Policies can be defined that guarantee bandwidth to mission-critical applications while restricting or blocking inappropriate or malicious applications. Hillstone E-Series firewalls incorporate comprehensive network security and advanced firewall features. They provide superior price performance, excellent energy efficiency, and a smaller size when compared to competing products.

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