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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Overview

What is Cisco Firepower 1000 Series?

The Cisco Firepower® 1000 Series for small to medium-size businesses and branch offices is a family of four threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) security platforms designed to deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. The vendor provides that they offers exceptional…

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Firepower Review

10 out of 10
February 20, 2024
Incentivized
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Popular Features

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  • High Availability (32)
    9.3
    93%
  • Policy-based Controls (33)
    8.6
    86%
  • Reporting and Logging (33)
    8.1
    81%
  • Firewall Management Console (32)
    7.1
    71%

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Cisco Firepower Review
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Pricing

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Firepower 1000

1,000-5,000

On Premise
per appliance

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features

Firewall

A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

8.3
Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is 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.

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Features

Firewall Features

  • Supported: Identification Technologies
  • Supported: Visualization Tools
  • Supported: Content Inspection
  • Supported: Policy-based Controls
  • Supported: Active Directory and LDAP
  • Supported: Firewall Management Console
  • Supported: Reporting and Logging
  • Supported: VPN
  • Supported: High Availability
  • Supported: Stateful Inspection

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Video

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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cisco Firepower® 1000 Series for small to medium-size businesses and branch offices is a family of four threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) security platforms designed to deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. The vendor provides that they 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) and Cisco® Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software.

Reviewers rate High Availability highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Cisco Firepower 1000 Series are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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February 20, 2024

Firepower Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • So what we are finding it's very good at is actually blocking malicious threat actors from getting into our core data centers since we made some changes a couple of years ago going from more of a detection mode into a prevention mode. So the tool, the IDPS name is the clue in the name, it's an intrusion detection and prevention system. For a long time, the tool was being used to detect but not prevent. We spun it to use it to prevent having done a lot of work on making sure that the detections are accurate and correct. And what we've seen since we've done that is hesitate to say it, but we haven't seen a compromise in any of our data centers. As a result of traffic being passed through one of these boxes, they've stopped everything.
  • So one of the things that we, well we've been working with Cisco on for improvement on this is because we block so much traffic, there is an enormous amount of information about what the threat actors are trying to do if you just block it and discard it. And so I blocked it. That's good. What you are missing is information about who might've been trying to attack you, what they were trying to achieve, and what their long-term objective might be. It's one of the things we've been doing a lot of work with Cisco to map all of those detections against the Mitra attack framework, which is a framework that allows us to work out what threat actors are trying to get, what they're trying to do and what they're trying to achieve. That's an area where, and I know Cisco's got some plans to take what we've done together further and elaborate on that one key development where the whole thing is going to become very interesting is the use of AI in that space. We're quite excited actually about working together to understand how we can maximize the use of AI for benefit.
Jaime Martínez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Network visibility
  • provides a robust and flexible set of security capabilities
  • Security automation
  • Price: The Cisco Firepower 1000 Series comes with a significant price tag
  • User interface: The Firepower Management Center (FMC) interface can be complex and overwhelming for some users
  • Performance impact especially when running multiple security modules
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very stable, till now no hardware defects or bigger software problems
  • Good overview and easy to understand dashboard
  • The log is very easy to configure to get the information needed
  • The design of the dashboard (mainly the themes) is pretty good
  • The speed - the website can be quite laggy
  • The search - a lot of sections to configure and sometimes hard to understand
  • The compatibility - This is a general Cisco-"Thing" - all is made to work perfect with other Cisco devices, but it is a bit more complicated with other solutions. Nothing serious, but improvable.
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Single object multi site management.
  • Multi site deployment
  • ACLS in gui are PIA cant see object details
  • Objects in ACLs dont show IP addresses
  • Have to renames every object to name+ip to make acl GUI useable
  • Speed to data can use improvement.
  • Health warnings should allow you to resolve you have to dig n search in some cases.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • More visibility on network traffic
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Advanced IPS
  • URL filtering
  • Threat prevention
  • It can prevent any DNS attack
  • Site-to-site VPN
  • Cisco AnyConnect remote VPN
  • SSL encryption
  • Access list
  • NAT
  • Sandbox
  • Centralized management
  • Anti-spam
  • It can stop any phishing attack
  • Easy to generate the report and logs
  • It takes time to push the policy through ASDM
September 30, 2021

Ideal for small business

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Intrustion prevention and detection
  • Access control policy
  • LDAP and radius integration
  • The GUI management could be improved
  • Features are missing in on box management compared to management center
  • Reporting could be improved
Ryan Dettmer, CCNA, CCNPc | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy of use and training
  • Support is readily available
  • Deployment is quick
  • Lightweight with big power behind it
  • When searching through some menus there are times where a search bar could be implemented to assist.
  • VPN log files are cumbersome. Streamlining those when getting into details of 1 site to site is difficult but overall not a deal-breaker.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Full network protection with ngfw licenses
  • Ssl vpn allowing the home office and access to network folders.
  • Protection against ransomware.
  • Web content filter and proxy for certain users and times.
  • Firewall is overloaded a lot when activating all licenses available at certain times.
  • Lack of documentation in Portuguese.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Routing
  • Firewall functions
  • Additional security features
  • These devices don't always take changes without a reboot, which can be hard in a production device.
  • Cisco is no always clear in how to configure things.
  • Routing features can be confusing, we even had a consultant a bit confused over setup.
April 22, 2021

RA

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • My organization is all Cisco and wants to stay in the Cisco life cycle, Firepower 1000 series is great for small to medium-size office.
  • Very robust enterprise-grade security solution with updated threat features to handle any current and upcoming threats. The solution is backed by Cisco 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.
  • We have a few remote sites that connect via a metro-E link that needed a way back to the network via a more secure route than we were using before. Using the Cisco Firepower 1120 and 1140 we were able to successfully get those sites back onto the network over a VPN link with a much better/safer protocol and connection type.
  • We user the Cisco Firepower 1120 in a variety of use cases across our division. We typically use it in a high-availability configuration, both in the same room together and separated via some distance. The Cisco Firepower 1000 Series has been a nice upgrade from our previous models of Cisco Firewalls.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Single pane of glass management using FMC
  • Great as remote access VPN Solution
  • Saves a lot of headaches with URL and FQDN based policies
  • It is stable now, and Cisco TAC is great at troubleshooting if any issues occur
  • Great product but at this price point there is a lot of competition
  • Some implementations maxed out NGIPS throughput and Strained CPU
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Uses the latest high security protocols
  • Lots of other great firewalling tools and abilities
  • Fairly priced for a NGFW
  • Good technical support
  • Must upgrade to the higher end models in the series to add sfp ports
  • Racking the smaller units can be difficult due to reduced size/non standard racking type
  • Price of an 1150 is almost comparable to the 2000 series
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Secure employee remote access in conjunction with AnyConnect client
  • Logging with high level of connection, application and user visibility
  • Reliable and secure as you would expect from Cisco
  • Cloud based Firepower Management Centre doesn't support stateful HA of multiple management consoles
  • Would be great to have embedded extensible objects for ever-changing Office 365 address ranges and CDN URLs
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