Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Reviews

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Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 03, 2020

Cisco for small enterprise security

Score 7 out of 10
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Across the entire company, this is the main firewall. This controls access to the Internet and provides content filtering for all corporate users. Guest users also have restricted access through the firewall. The firewall is also being utilized for VPN tunneling between branches and other remote sites. The previous firewall was a Cisco ASA and getting quite outdated.
  • Small form factor
  • Threat mitigation
  • Threat licensing
  • Complexity of install
  • Cost of add-on features
  • Cost of Smartnet
Very robust enterprise-grade security solution with updated threat features to handle any current and upcoming threats. The solution is backed by Cisco Talos to ensure constant security updates. Integrated AnyConnect remote client VPN is a big plus to allow for secure remote workers access. Easier to set up a site to site VPN due to the large user base and case studies published on integrating to other manufacturer solutions.
Support is quite good. Cisco Smartnet and TAC are the best in the industry. Any calls into TAC are handled quickly with good resolution. I’ve not had to utilize Smartnet for any hardware issues but would expect a superior experience as this is a critical piece of the company’s network. Any calls are typically handled with urgency.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 04, 2020

Firepower 1000 series is best for small enterprises and departments

Score 9 out of 10
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The Firepower 1010 device helps our client to who is a small scale NGO. Firepower acts as primary security along with the ASA firewall. This is highly compatible with a small industry or a branch just like our client for who we are providing network and security support. It performs really well in load balancing the firewall environment.
  • Up to date threat feed from Cisco.
  • Excellent logging capability for audit and security purposes.
  • Performance with load balancing firewall works really well.
  • Can't recommend it for a medium or large enterprise.
  • A bit more expensive than competitors at the same price point.
  • Need simple UI like FortiGate.
The Firepower threat feed capability to detect the malware paten in the network works really well, the auto-update will be the plus point that helps to keep the paten up-to-date for detection. The logging capability is a major feature that helps our SOC team to detect the threats and even filter the unwanted log entries to save process and storage in SIEM.
There is no issue with Cisco Customer support. My personal experience is when we had an issue integrating a DB server with SIEM setup. We faced reachability issues from the remote site. We had a support person from Cisco and the calm way he handled and identified the issue in the critical situation was really nice and later provided proper RCA.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 16, 2020

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Our client is an NGO for whom we are providing infra support, to secure communication and implement security. Cisco Firepower is used by them, and we are supporting them by managing it. Cisco Firepower is an excellent product that generates detailed logging and helps us to monitor for security incidents.
  • CnC communication prevention is really good
  • Performance is excellent for malicious URL blocking
  • Defends against DNS threats well
  • Risk for expansion of organization which reduces the 1000 Series' performance
  • Expect packet description and forward it to packet collection SIEM
  • Need to provide proper regex parser in general to SIEM
For small-scale industry, e.g., our NGO client with small infrastructure, the Cisco Firepower 1000 Series performs extremely well. With proper logging, it is really good and comfortable to take under monitoring by logs. But "if" we decide to install more resources in the setup in the infra and the Firepower can't handle it, which could cause us to move to a different license.
The Cisco support was really good. For instance, once we happened to face an issue that couldn't be resolved by our senior resource. Cisco support got in touch within a short time and resolved the issue quickly and politely.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 14, 2020

Enterprise-grade security for SMBs

Score 10 out of 10
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Firepower has been used as a replacement hardware for older ASA platform.
  • Initial deployment
  • No need for installation of additional manager
  • Traffic monitorining
  • Implementation TAB feature (command auto completion) when using the WEB cli
  • Implementation Capture with trace feature
Most suited for small businesses that need enterprise grade functionalities such as IPS and URL filtering. It is less suited for cases where there is a demand for for CPU intensive or traffic intensive functionalities such as TLS decryption. Overall, it is a great product but lacks features, especially monitoring. Additionally, when purchasing and operating Firepower with FDM there is no automated procedure to change to FMC in order to scale up for more firewalls.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Identification Technologies (4)
Visualization Tools (4)
Content Inspection (4)
Policy-based Controls (4)
Active Directory and LDAP (3)
Firewall Management Console (4)
Reporting and Logging (4)
VPN (4)
High Availability (4)
Stateful Inspection (4)

About Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is built to allow users to simplify security. With 1000 Series firewalls and Cisco Defense Orchestrator, the vendor states that users get class-leading security while saving time on firewall administration while Defense Orchestrator upgrades firewalls with one tough, automatically de-conflicts overlapping security policies and centralizes the management of AWS VPC image security rules.
Categories:  Firewall

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Features

Firewall Features
Has featureIdentification Technologies
Has featureVisualization Tools
Has featureContent Inspection
Has featurePolicy-based Controls
Has featureActive Directory and LDAP
Has featureFirewall Management Console
Has featureReporting and Logging
Has featureVPN
Has featureHigh Availability
Has featureStateful Inspection
Does not have featureProxy Server

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