Data Quadrant Awards 2018

Next Generation Firewall


Software Reviews names Cisco Firewall Series and Palo Alto Networks NGFW as Next Generation Firewall Data Quadrant Award Winners.

Next Generation Firewall

Data Quadrant

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A thorough evaluation and ranking of all software in an individual category to compare software across every dimension.

  • user satisfaction rankings
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  • vendor capability comparisons
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  • business value scores
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  • individual feature evaluations
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  • emotional connection to products
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Next Generation Firewall Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


CISCO

Cisco Firewall Series

To protect your assets, you must see the users, applications, devices, and threats on your network and what they are doing. Our ASA 5500-X firewalls deliver the network visibility, superior protection, and greater automation you need to defend against today’s threats. The Cisco Firepower® NGFW (next-generation firewall) is the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused next-gen firewall with unified management. It uniquely provides advanced threat protection before, during, & after attacks.

8.4

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

71Reviews
Gold Award 2018

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks NGFW

We offer a full line of next-generation security appliances that range from the PA-200, designed for enterprise remote offices, to the PA-7050, which is a modular chassis designed for high-speed data centers. Our platform architecture is based on our single pass software engine and uses function-specific processing for networking, security, threat prevention, and management to deliver predictable performance.

8.1

Composite Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

22Reviews
Gold Award 2018

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Palo Alto Networks NGFW

2018

Breadth of Features

Cisco Firewall Series

2018

Business Value Created

Fortinet Firewall Platform

2018

Ease of Customization

Cisco Firewall Series

2018

Ease of Data Integration

Barracuda NextGen Firewalls

2018

Ease of IT Administration

Palo Alto Networks NGFW

2018

Ease of Implementation

Palo Alto Networks NGFW

2018

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Fortinet Firewall Platform

2018

Quality of Features

Cisco Firewall Series

2018