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"The Adversity Malware Protection (AMP) feature is the most valuable. It is also very easy to use. Every technical user can operate this solution without any difficulty. The dashboard of Cisco Firepower has every tool that a security operator needs. You can find every resource that you need to operate through this dashboard.""When it comes to the integration among Cisco tools, we find it easy. It's a very practical integration with other components as well.""Feature-wise, we mostly use IPS because it is a security requirement to protect against attacks from outside and inside. This is where IPS helps us out a bunch.""The most valuable features of this solution are advanced malware protection, IPS, and IDS.""Being able to determine our active users vs inactive users has led us to increased productivity through visibility. Also, if an issue was happening with our throughput, then we wouldn't know without research. Now, notifications are more proactively happening.""I have experience with URL filtering, and it is very good for URL filtering. You can filter URLs based on the categories, and it does a good job. It can also do deep packet inspection.""I have integrated it for incidence response. If there is a security event, the Cisco firewall will automatically block the traffic, which is valuable.""One of the most valuable features is the AMP. It's very good and very reliable when it comes to malicious activities, websites, and viruses."

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"It has been stable so far."

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"I like that the initial setup is straighforward. It's also a scalable solution.""The user interface is very, very good.""Huawei was able to assist us in the installation of their product. The installation was very fast.""The support for the solution has been excellent. If we ever had an issue they would send an engineer to help us with our problem.""The mapping features and traffic logging are good.""The security is good. It's as effective as anything else on the market.""We make use of the new data center, specifically the containerized data center which is built and reviewed by Huawei, including all the device's infrastructure.""I had no difficulty using the Huawei NGFW."

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Cons
"They need a VTI. I know it's going to be available in the next software version, which is the 6.7 version. However, the problem with that is that the 6.7 is going to deprecate all the older IKEv1 deployment tunnels. Therefore, the problem is that we have a lot of customers which are using older encryptions. If I do that, update it, it's not going to work for me.""One feature I would like to see, that Firepower doesn't have, is email security. Perhaps in the future, Cisco will integrate Cisco Umbrella with Firepower. I don't see why we should have to pay for two separate products when both could be integrated in one box.""We cannot have virtual domains, which we can create with FortiGate. This is something they should add in the future. Additionally, there is a connection limit and the FMC could improve.""The performance should be improved.""The change-deployment time can always be improved. Even at 50 seconds, it's longer than some of its competitors. I would challenge Cisco to continue to improve in that area.""Its interface is sometimes is a little bit slow, and it can be improved. When you need to put your appliance in failover mode, it is a little difficult to do it remotely because you need to turn off the appliance in Cisco mode. In terms of new features, it would be good to have AnyConnect VPN with Firepower. I am not sure if it is available at the moment.""It's mainly the UI and the management parts that need improvement. The most impactful feature when you're using it is the user interface and the user experience.""The solution could offer better control that would allow the ability to restrictions certain features from a website."

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"They have a very good technical support team, but I think there are some communication issues due to language differences."

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"With the Huawei firewall, none of the features comes at the top. We found out later that customer support is really not good. For this firewall, because of our customers' routine, for example, every six months they'll do a penetration test to find weaknesses. So whenever they came up with VAPT reports, they are looking to Huawei for help. I think that's basically because it's a different culture. Chinese culture and our culture is different. They have always tried to help find some excuses or say some other things that cannot help you solve the problem immediately.""The solution doesn't seem to be very mature. Our networking team says they are experiencing a lot of issues in the firewalls and some routers.""The solution requires a more interactive dashboard. That would make it easier than playing with configurations the way we have to now.""I would like to see an antivirus solution included with the product.""The solution is scalable but it is difficult because you need to purchase new systems, it is not just one click.""The solution could be more secure and have better integration.""The documentation needs to be improved. When they retire old models, they also retire the documentation. However, if you are still using an older model, you still need access to that documentation. And yet, they go ahead and removed it. It's gone. You are therefore stuck with a device with no documentation and technical support that isn't very helpful as they also remove support assistance as well.""Wi-Fi scanning and Wi-Fi analysis would be useful features to include in the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The solution was chosen because of its price compared to other similar solutions.""Pricing is the same as other competitors. It is comparable. The licensing has gotten better. It has been easier with Smart Licensing.""I am happy with the product in general, including the pricing.""Cisco pricing is premium. However, they gave us a 50 to 60 percent discount.""When we purchased the firewall, we had to take the security license for IPS, malware protection, and VPN. If we are using high availability, we have to take a license for that. We also have to pay for hardware support and technical support. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.""There are additional implementation and validation costs.""The price of Firepower is not bad compared to other products.""Cisco is not for a small mom-and-pop shop because of the cost, but if you're in a regulated industry where a breach could cost you a million dollars, it's a bargain."

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"We got a much cheaper price than that provided by Fortinet right now."

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"I believe that we are entitled to a one-year extension on our licensing.""When you compare the price with other products, it's quite cost-effective. But the problem is always after, let's say, two years or three years later because they are not able to provide updates or patches very quickly.""Licensing fees are billed on an annual basis.""The price of the license of this solution is high."

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Questions from the Community
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Top Answer: It has been stable so far.
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Top Answer: Although Hillstone T-Series has a good technical support team, the communication issues could be improved. The initial… more »
Top Answer: We make use of the new data center, specifically the containerized data center which is built and reviewed by Huawei… more »
Top Answer: I believe that we are entitled to a one-year extension on our licensing.
Top Answer: The solution could be more secure and have better integration. The bandwidth management utilization could stand… more »
Comparisons
Also Known As
Cisco Firepower NGFW, Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall, FirePOWER, Cisco NGFWv
Hillstone T-Series Intelligent Next-Generation Firewalls, Hillstone iNGFW
Huawei USG Firewalls, USG9500 Series, USG6600 Series, USG6300 Series
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Overview

Cisco NGFW firewalls deliver advanced threat defense 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 NGFW can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Advanced threat
defense capabilities include Next-generation IPS (NGIPS), Security Intelligence (SI), Advanced
Malware Protection (AMP), URL filtering, Application Visibility and Control (AVC), and flexible VPN
features. Inspect encrypted traffic and enjoy automated risk ranking and impact flags to reduce event
volume so you can quickly prioritize threats. Cisco NGFW firewalls are also available with clustering
for increased performance, high availability configurations, and more.
Cisco Firepower NGFWv is the virtualized version of Cisco's Firepower NGFW firewall. Widely
deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco NGFWv automatically scales up/down to meet
the needs of dynamic cloud environments and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco NGFWv
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.
Learn more about Cisco’s firewall solutions, including virtual appliances for public and private cloud.

Hillstone’s T-Series intelligent Next-Generation Firewall (iNGFW) uses three key technologies to detect advanced attacks and provide continuous threat defense for today’s networks. First, it uses statistical clustering to detect unknown malware, leveraging the patented Hillstone Advanced Threat Detection engine (ATD). Second, it uses behavioral analytics to detect anomalous network behavior, which is based on the Hillstone Abnormal Behavior Detection engine (ABD). Finally, it leverages the Hillstone threat correlation analysis engine to correlate threat events detected by disparate engines – including ATD, ABD, Sandbox and other traditional signature-based threat detection technologies – along with context information to identify advanced threats.

In addition to all the functions of conventional firewalls, Huawei NGFW also provides more advanced security functions, such as IPS and anti-malware functions, to identify applications and prevent application-layer threats. Huawei NGFW provides a global context awareness architecture for granular controls based on application, content, time, user, attack, and location (ACTUAL). The innovative SmartPolicy technology and management interfaces that can be easily integrated simplify the O&M management. The Intelligence Awareness Engine (IAE) uses an integrated architecture to perfectly balance security and performance. Huawei NGFW provides next-generation security featuring comprehensive protection, granular control, and OM simplicity to meet the requirements of enterprise networks on access control, scope of protection, usability, and performance in the new ICT landscape.

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Sample Customers
Rackspace, The French Laundry, Downer Group, Lewisville School District, Shawnee Mission School District, Lower Austria Firefighters Administration, Oxford Hospital, SugarCreek, Westfield
University of Córdoba
KMITL, Peking University
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company8%
Non Profit8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company29%
Healthcare Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm6%
Cloud Provider6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise66%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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Hillstone T-Series is ranked 30th in Firewalls with 1 review while Huawei NGFW is ranked 25th in Firewalls with 8 reviews. Hillstone T-Series is rated 5.0, while Huawei NGFW is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Hillstone T-Series writes "Is stable but needs to improve communication issues with technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei NGFW writes "Good interface and easy to set up but needs more documentation". Hillstone T-Series is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Hillstone E-Series, Cisco ASA Firewall, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Sangfor NGAF, whereas Huawei NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Check Point NGFW, Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls and Palo Alto Networks VM-Series.

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