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"The price of this solution is not good or bad.""The Firepower series of appliances is not cheap. I just got a quote recently for six firewalls that was in the range of over half-a-million dollars. That's what could push us to look to other vendors...""Our subscription costs, just for the firewalls, is between $400,000 and $500,000 a year.""Cisco's pricing is high, at times, for what they provide.""The one-time cost is affordable, but the maintenance cost and the Smart Net costs need to be reduced. They're too high.""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.""Cisco pricing is premium. However, they gave us a 50 to 60 percent discount.""There are additional implementation and validation costs."

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"For a three-year deal we paid £55,000 plus tax... But, and this is a big "but," this was over two years ago. ShieldX had only just hit the market. We were the first company in Europe to buy ShieldX."

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Also Known As
Cisco Firepower NGFW, Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall, FirePOWER, Cisco NGFWv
APEIRO, ShieldX APEIRO
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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.

The ShieldX Elastic Security Platform dynamically scales to deliver comprehensive and consistent controls to protect data centers, cloud infrastructure, applications and data no matter where they are or where they go to make the cloud more secure than on-premise deployments. Our frictionless approach leverages agentless technology as well as the ShieldX Adaptive Intention Engine which autonomously translates and enforces intention into a set of comprehensive controls - microsegmentation, firewall, IPS and more - making security the easiest thing you do in the cloud.

Based on an innovative dynamic biplane multi-core parallel architecture and powered by Intel DPDK, Venusense NGFW provides T-bit non-blocking data processing capacity. Depend on the advantage of Venustech VSOS (Security Operating System) and high-performance integration processor, Venusense NGFW achieves deep integration of L4-L7 layer, which provides users with high performance and high reliability of the L4-L7 layer unified security protection.

Venusense NGFW supports linkage with VenusEye for real-time access to the latest threat intelligence. Through the Threat Intelligence Protection Module, Venusense NGFW recognizes high-risk domain names and IP on the Internet for the first time and protects them in the shortest possible time. Support large enterprise customers to build a on-promise threat intelligence cloud to protect against sensitive data.

Venusense NGFW can integrate with Venusense APT, providing in-depth defense against 0DAY/APT attacks. Based on certain rules, Venusense NGFW sends unidentifiable files to the APT engine which detects the unknown attacks or threatening files based on sandbox and four inspection engines.

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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
Iowa State University
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm19%
Non Profit10%
Government10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company83%
Government4%
Comms Service Provider3%
Insurance Company1%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise31%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise78%
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ShieldX is ranked 24th in Firewalls with 1 review while Venusense NGFW is ranked 42nd in Firewalls. ShieldX is rated 10.0, while Venusense NGFW is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of ShieldX writes "Proactively monitors, blocks, and reports what it has blocked; and self-updates meaning there is zero maintenance". On the other hand, ShieldX is most compared with VMware NSX, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Fortinet FortiGate and OPNsense, whereas Venusense NGFW is most compared with .

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