Cisco FirePOWER Series Comparison: FirePOWER 1000 vs 2100 vs 4100

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Besides Cisco ASA5500 series firewalls, we know there are also FirePOWER series, like FirePOWER 1000, FirePOWER 2100, FirePOWER 4100, etc. Unlike ASA5500 which is only one series, FirePOWER provide various sub series, what are their differences? Let’s compare.

Overview of FirePOWER 1000

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is a family of three threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) security platforms that deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. It offers exceptional sustained performance when advanced threat functions are enabled. The 1000 Series’ throughput range addresses use cases from the small office, home office, remote branch office to the Internet edge. The 1000 Series platforms run Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD).

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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series summary

Model NGFW Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention  System (NGIPS) Interfaces
FPR-1010 650 Mbps 650 Mbps 8 x RJ45
FPR-1120 1.5 Gbps 1.5 Gbps 8 x RJ45, 4 x SFP
FPR-1140 2.2 Gbps 2.2 Gbps 8 x RJ45, 4 x SFP

Overview of FirePOWER 2100

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series NGFW appliances deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. They provide sustained network performance when threat inspection features are activated to keep your business running securely. And they are now simpler to manage for improved IT efficiency and a lower total cost of ownership.

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Cisco Firepower 2100 series summary:

Model Firewall NGFW NGIPS Interfaces Optional interfaces
FPR-2110 3G 2.3G 2.3G 12 x RJ45, 4 x SFP N/A
FPR-2120 6G 3G 3G 12 x RJ45, 4 x SFP N/A
FPR-2130 10G 5G 5G 12 x RJ45, 4 x SFP+ 10G SFP+, 1/10G FTW
FPR-2140 20G 9G 9G 12 x RJ45, 4 x SFP+ 10G SFP+, 1/10G FTW

Overview of FirePOWER 4100

Stop more threats with our fully integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW) appliance. The 4100 Series’ 1-rack-unit size is ideal at the Internet edge and in high-performance environments. It shows you what’s happening on your network, detects attacks earlier so you can act faster, and reduces management complexity.

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Cisco Firepower 4100 Series summary:

Model Firewall NGFW NGIPS Interfaces Optional Interfaces
FPR-4110 35G 11G 15G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4115(New) 80G 26G 27G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4120 60G 19G 27G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4125(New) 80G 35G 41G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4140 70G 27G 38G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4145(New) 80G 45G 55G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NMs: 1/10/40G, FTW
FPR-4150 75G 39G 52G 8 x SFP+ on-chassis 2 x NM’s: 1/10/40G, FTW

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Performance Comparison of Cisco FirePOWER Series

Features FirePOWER 1000 FirePOWER 2100 FirePOWER 4100
Throughput: Firewall (FW) + Application Visibility and Control (AVC) (1024B) 650 Mbps-2.2 Gbps 2.3 Gbps-9 Gbps 13 Gbps-45 Gbps
Throughput: FW + AVC + Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) (1024B) 650 Mbps-2.2 Gbps 2.3 Gbps-9 Gbps 11 Gbps-39 Gbps
Maximum concurrent sessions, with AVC 100K-400K 1-3 million 10-30 million
Maximum new connections per second, with AVC 6K-22K 14K-57K 64K-263K
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 150 Mbps-1 Gbps 365 Mbps-1.4 Gbps 4.5 Gbps-7.5 Gbps
Throughput: NGIPS (1024B) 650 Mbps-2.2 Gbps 2.3 Gbps-9 Gbps 15 Gbps-52 Gbps
IPSec VPN throughput (1024B TCP w/Fastpath) 300 Mbps-1.2 Gbps 800 Mbps-3.2 Gbps 6 Gbps-14 Gbps
Maximum VPN Peers 75-400 1500-10000 10000-20000
Cisco Firepower Device Manager (local management) Yes Yes Yes

Price Comparison of Cisco FirePOWER Series

Of course, the higher level, the more expensive. Here shares you the GPL.

Product Description List Price (USD)
FPR1140-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 1140 NGFW Appliance, 1U $7,495.00
FPR1120-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 1120 NGFW Appliance, 1U $4,495.00
FPR2110-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 2110 NGFW Appliance, 1U $10,995.00
FPR2130-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 2130 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 1 x NetMod Bay $29,995.00
FPR2120-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 2120 NGFW Appliance, 1U $19,995.00
FPR2140-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 2140 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 1 x NetMod Bay $64,995.00
FPR4140-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4140 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $209,995.00
FPR4120-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4120 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $149,995.00
FPR4110-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4110 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $89,995.00
FPR4115-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4115 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $119,995.00
FPR4125-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4125 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $189,995.00
FPR4150-NGFW-K9 Cisco Firepower 4150 NGFW Appliance, 1U, 2 x NetMod Bays $249,995.00

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Learn More:

Guide to the New Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

Migration Recommendations for Cisco IPS and FirePOWER-NGIPS Series

Cisco’s High-end Next Generation Firewalls-Firepower 4100 and 9300 Series

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