Likelihood to Recommend
As far as policy management goes, AlgoSec is the best one available in the market and no competing vendors like tufin and
are any close.
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FMC is feature-rich and user-friendly. Cisco firewalls can run on standalone mode (FDM) but fewer features are supported on FDM. FMC is a must when working with Cisco Firewall. Migration from Cisco ASA to Cisco FTD is easy. There is a tool (FMT) that converts and imports the cisco IOS configuration file to FMC. FMC runs in VM or can be purchased as a physical appliance. The downside is that FMC is not quite fast and has bugs, especially when running in the older version 5x. and 6x.
Read full review Pros Complete network policy visibility. Firewalls rule optimization. Automatically generate the reports for all leading industry regulations. Read full review Great protection and security against the multiple digital virus attacks. Provides detailed logs to track any threat and helps to secure the network promptly. VPN service for remote access of important organizational applications. Best management tool for controlling data and bandwidth resources. Read full review Cons Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few Algosec users) Read full review Stability when managing firewalls, we're having issues with Firewall 01 and Firewall 02 remaining in sync Reporting when it comes to access control policy rules - there is no way to export a report of the rules easily. Using a custom Python script on the Cisco forums is the only way to easily export a CSV. Support for policy and route-based site-to-site VPN was not available until 6.6.0 and later. This forced us to purchase ASAs to bridge that gap. Dashboard reporting - when clicking a link for more information, nothing displays. Currently working with Cisco on the support case, which has been escalated. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We are very satisfied with SecureX and it's adaptive, active nature in protecting or data and systems. It's easy to administer, update, review notifications and update when necessary. Cisco's security practice fits into our needs and continues to evolve as global cyber events change. SecureX is easy to migrate to new cisco gear as we upgrade to newer models when supports ends on older gear. Enabling fast ROI during these capital expenditure projects.
Read full review Usability
Overall usability is an eight for me because it is easy to manage the firewall policies and monitor the devices' health. The configurations are all done in the GUI which makes it more convenient and hassle free. You can also see the devices' health and the progress of the task thru its taskbar.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
Since moving to Cisco secure management center from firepower management center we've had no application issues, outages or any other problems. It's always been there for us and always provides us the necessary protection and notification when we need it. Been very happy with all of our Cisco systems over our tenure to date.
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We have the direct support of the manufacturer through its service channels, the attention is 24/7, and the response time is acceptable. The support for this tool is almost nil. It all depends on the level of implementation is carried out so that it can fail and request collaboration. Anyway, the manufacturer backs the entire Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC series appliances) solution.
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Cisco secure firewall management center is easy to install, moderate to setup in conjunction with firewall hardware, and administration of policy changes afterwards is pretty straight forward. And flexible to add more advanced security configurations as needed. Cisco support website is pretty good for researching how to documentation too. Cisco secure firewall management center enables integration to SecureX - the cloud security protection service. And AMP which protects packet flow with real time analysis. Cisco secure fmc is the evolved name for cisco firepower management center so for those customers who have firepower this is a simple migration.
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Algosec has multi vendor support including cisco aci, nsx, aws and azure security groups. While most other vendors are lacking in the spectrum of the vendors. The ROI is best on this product.
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We are managing multiple customers having a large number of Cisco devices that need to be managed by a single platform. For that reason, we have selected the Cisco Firewall Management Center than checkpoint firewall management. It simplifies and automates newly bought cisco firewalls at remote branch offices to manage, configure and troubleshoot them.
Read full review Return on Investment By generating automatic reports based upon regulatory industries, AlgoSec reduces the audit preparation efforts and costs. Simulate the traffic query to see where traffic is blocked and automate the policy creation. Firewall rules optimization and cleanup. Identify and Mitigate risks and associate them to business applications. Read full review It's a very straightforward and user-friendly tool that has enhanced the total detection of malware and other threats t from intrusion into our network. Provides stable deep network scanning, security visibility, and protection from unauthorized access. The platform modular allows us to deploy across multiple budget cycles. Read full review ScreenShots