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"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.""Cisco, as we all know, is expensive, but for the money you are paying, you know that you are also getting top-notch documentation as well as support if needed.""This product requires licenses for advanced features including Snort, IPS, and malware detection.""This product is expensive."

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"The licensing is on a yearly basis. It is somewhere around 30 or 40 pounds per user for our organization.""There are licensing costs, and I would not say that it's a cheap vendor."

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

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.

Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100% cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates the world’s largest cloud security platform, protecting thousands of enterprises and government agencies from cyberattacks and data loss.

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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
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Zenith Live, Azure, Carlsberg Group
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%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Educational Organization6%
Government6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise29%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise72%
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Venusense NGFW is ranked 39th in Firewalls while Zscaler Cloud Firewall is ranked 30th in Firewalls with 5 reviews. Venusense NGFW is rated 0.0, while Zscaler Cloud Firewall is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Cloud Firewall writes "Good sandboxing and URL filtering with capability to scale". Venusense NGFW is most compared with , whereas Zscaler Cloud Firewall is most compared with Menlo Security Cloud Firewall, OPNsense, pfSense, Check Point NGFW and Cisco ASA Firewall.

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