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Cisco Secure Access by Duo

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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Access by Duo is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • FireMon is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Cisco Secure Access by Duo and FireMon are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

91%
116 Ratings
8.6

FireMon

86%
62 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.3

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

83%
8 Ratings
8.3

FireMon

83%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

91%
78 Ratings
7.3

FireMon

73%
3 Ratings

Availability

9.5

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

95%
7 Ratings

FireMon

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

90%
111 Ratings
7.7

FireMon

77%
34 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

90%
8 Ratings
9.1

FireMon

91%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

9.2

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

92%
7 Ratings

FireMon

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

FireMon

80%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Any business seeking to secure access to their corporate resources by adding that additional authentication layer. It's essential now - phishing scams are rampant and are generally unstoppable. Remote work is the norm and, whether it's hybrid or fully remote, it needs to be controlled. Cisco Secure Access by Duo is a simple, lightweight, and highly effective method of achieving what is quickly becoming "table-stakes" in the cyber security realm.
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FireMon

The networking team needed insight into traffic for a particular application and had reached out to see if FireMon could provide insight into the traffic flow to help with troubleshooting. It simply made a traffic report that was auto emailed to the team about the issue, and it gave great insight on how often it was being used.
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Pros

Cisco

  • It integrates very well with multiple products such as M365 and VMware
  • It allows for multiple security options including hardware tokens and a phone app
  • If users are locked out for whatever reason, it's easy to get them up and running again with the Duo admin dashboard
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FireMon

  • PCI Reporting - After identifying which firewalls and rulesets are in scope, producing a report artifact to satisfy PCI requirements on Firewall reviews is literally a two-click operation.
  • Storing Rule Metadata - FireMon stores metadata (prefilled fields, standard fields, and custom fields) for each rule in each policy which is valuable for context during firewall reviews in particular
  • API - FireMon exposes most if not all of its functionality via REST API
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Cons

Cisco

  • If you need to integrate some legacy applications to Cisco Secure Access by Duo, it's not easy.
  • If you want to have more detailed information and reports, you need to pay more for the licensing. The basic option is not enough.
  • A constraint could be that each employee has to install it on their personal smartphone, which some don't like. But, there is an alternative using SMS, although sometimes it takes too long to receive the message.
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FireMon

  • Some features could be added to the existing functionality which include NAT rules usage
  • Rule expiration normalization from firewalls rather than entering them in rule documentation
  • .csv exports of the files from the firewall pane only gives usage for 30 days by default and that should be increased
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Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Access by Duo

Starting Price

$3 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Cisco Secure Access by Duo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
MFA$3.001
Access$6.002
Beyond$9.003

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month
  2. Per User Per Month
  3. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

FireMon

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

FireMon editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

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    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco

    There are a lot of competing solutions on the market; however, Duo "just works", and there is little to no learning curve for the new members to be acclimated to it. As long as that continues I see it as the preferred option moving forward
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    FireMon

    I would give a 10 but if for some crazy reason Firemon does not add support for Firepower (without using FMC) before renewal then we'd have a major problem but I have absolute confidence this will not be an issue
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    Usability

    Cisco

    I believe this is one of the most popular methods of authentication and it works for us. I haven’t had any issues since I set up my account and I have been able to use it even abroad during business trips. Overall a great experience and I would recommend it to someone looking to protect clients' sensitive data
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    FireMon

    It save me time and I'm able to have the review - review the rule independently with using my time.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Cisco

    In the last 5+ years we've been using Duo, there may have been 1 outage that impacted us. We do receive periodic notifications of issues but, for the most part, they impact carriers or functionality that we either don't use, or do not care about.
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    FireMon

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Cisco

    Most of my support has come from the pre-sales side, as I haven't done much with post-sales support. The engineer was helpful, though it would have been even better if he had more production experience. Hopefully the backing by Cisco will give Duo support the deep bench that one would expect out of Cisco.
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    FireMon

    FireMon technical support is awesome! They respond quickly to our requests and they are well trained and very knowledgeable about the tool. Some issues have to be referred to the development team, but technical support largely provides solutions for any issues that we may have.
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    Implementation Rating

    Cisco

    Implementation of Cisco Secure Access by Duo was easy and intuitive. Integration of third party applications via API interface was painless. ON the few occasions that I needed to work with support to troubleshoot an issue, I have been satisfied with the level of support that was provided. All in all, the implementation process was better than many other products.
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    FireMon

    Implementation is fairly simple. Most issues can be resolved by referencing manuals.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco

    I think that Duo is better than SecureAuth because the interface is better. I like the usability better and I like the design and functionality better. I wasn't involved in the selection process and initially didn't want to make the switch because I had heard some complaints about Duo but now that I have used it for a couple of years I would definitely say it is better than what I was using.
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    FireMon

    I has worked with AlgoSec and while they are very similar product, I find the FireMon is easier to understand and get rolling with. While both require some learning, FireMon is by far the easier one. Once you have an understanding of how things are arranged and labeled you can easily import firewalls and begin to work on them to improve them
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    Scalability

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    FireMon

    Firemon Is easily scalable and maintainable with any size team. Although it requires some tech debt, it is well worth the time to invest to ensure compliance is visible and reports are accurate. Although our environment is very large we do not fully utilize the scalability of the Firemon product.
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    Return on Investment

    Cisco

    • Duo Security has been a positive ROI in that it has prevented unwarranted access to confidential information.
    • Duo Security has been a positive ROI in that it keeps me informed of what's going on with my devices.
    • Duo Security has been a negative ROI in that it costs money that I'm not sure is well spent all of the time.
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    FireMon

    • The use of FireMon has eliminated the backlog in firewall policy changes, approval, and implementation.
    • FireMon has greatly increased the accuracy of changes, and reduced the risk of planned changes (3 incidents in over 27000 change tickets--most with multiple policy changes in each, is a stellar record)
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