Cisco Defense Orchestrator vs. Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps the user consistently manage policies across Cisco security products. It is a cloud-based application that cuts through complexity to save time and keep your organization protected against the latest threats.N/A
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) are a firewall policy and intrusion detection appliance management system, providing an administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection. Easily go from managing a firewall to controlling applications to investigating and remediating…N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Cisco Defense OrchestratorCisco Secure Firewall Management Center
Firewall Security Management
Comparison of Firewall Security Management features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Defense Orchestrator
8.7
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center
8.1
19 Ratings
1% below category average
Policy planning and rule management8.92 Ratings9.119 Ratings
Automated Policy Orchestration8.92 Ratings8.417 Ratings
Device Discovery8.22 Ratings8.317 Ratings
Policy Compliance Auditing8.92 Ratings7.017 Ratings
Attack Path Simulation Testing8.01 Ratings7.714 Ratings
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation9.01 Ratings8.317 Ratings
Vulnerability Scans9.01 Ratings7.514 Ratings
Firewall Rule Cleanup9.02 Ratings8.616 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Palo Alto Panorama
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Defense OrchestratorCisco Secure Firewall Management Center
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.9
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Defense OrchestratorCisco Secure Firewall Management Center
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Defense Orchestrator is an ideal software to easily manage firewalls at the enterprise level, as well as to implement security policies that allow the corporate infrastructure to remain free of threats that can put at risk all the devices that are handled on a daily basis. For example, it is ideal for preventing network intrusions, since it has the ability to block malware and any suspicious activity. In addition, the fact that it is based on a single console provides the benefit of keeping all devices under view and thus preventing any threat in the simplest way.
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Cisco
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.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Single plane of management.
  • VPN monitoring.
  • Remote management via external IP.
  • Cost.
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Cisco
  • 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.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Their costs can be high, so when it comes to small or medium-sized companies they are limited to their acquisition due to their price. That is why plans tailored to these companies can help them to have this protection option.
  • Its configuration can be somewhat confusing, so knowledge and skills are required.
  • Have more configurable templates so that protection is not limited.
  • Its implementation in the cloud is innovative and ideal for those who trust it, however not all companies trust it, so being able to implement this software locally would also be a great option.
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Cisco
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
I give this score because I believe that Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps our company to be resilient, this is because this software is also focused on offering security resilience at the enterprise level, that is, through its features such as high visibility, acceleration of threat detection and response, simple management, and end-to-end protection. By having it, it is more feasible to avoid disasters or risks in the devices that are handled daily and of course avoid data loss and, given this, be able to recover quickly if something happens.
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Cisco
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.
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Usability
Cisco
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Cisco
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
I believe that Cisco Defense Orchestrator is available when needed, this solution has allowed the security team to have better productivity thanks to the fact that their workflow is less intense because they can carry out their tasks with the help of this software, in addition to the presence If there is an error, they can be overcome quickly because their support team is efficient.
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Cisco
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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Support Rating
Cisco
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Cisco
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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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a software that is easy to implement, although knowledge is required for it, but if you do not have it, going to its valuable support team is very helpful. If done knowingly, this process can take less than two hours. Having a simple implementation is a valuable feature because it saves time and expense.
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Cisco
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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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We didn't really look at another product - don't think there is one. Cisco Prime I think was an option, but we didn't like the GUI and didn't consider it.
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Cisco
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.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Much faster management.
  • Can access firewall without having to go on site if the VPN tunnel is down.
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Cisco
  • 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.
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