Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

Cisco Firepower 1000 Series

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Cisco Firepower 1000 Series


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9 out of 10
April 22, 2021
Cisco Firepower 1000 Series is being used across the entire company, which is being used as the Internet firewall. It controls access to …
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High Availability (30)


Policy-based Controls (31)


Firewall Management Console (30)


Reporting and Logging (31)


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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

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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 VPN highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Cisco Firepower 1000 Series are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Score 2 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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


Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 10 out of 10
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  • Secure high-end solution, protects the business
  • Updates threat licensing--constant updates allow ease of management
  • Cost of add-on features
  • Cost of Smartnet
  • Complexity of installation process
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
Kyle Bohnstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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  • Network segmentation by zones--allows trusted traffic to pass inspected or uninspected while non-trusted traffic is always inspected.
  • Scalable management--many different types of policies are available within Cisco Firepower 1000 Series management to ensure proper access, authorization, inspection, and threat response.
  • Redundancy--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be set up in High Availability in the event there are issues with one member.
  • Compatibility--Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices can be used in tandem easily with other Cisco products or in a vendor-arbitrary environment.
  • Software bugs--Often bugs are encountered that may provide a threat to the network if exploited.
  • Log retention is often sub-par if not used with an external log management system.
  • Many upgrade failures are encountered with Cisco Firepower 1000 Series devices.
October 28, 2020

Cisco Firepower 1140

Score 10 out of 10
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  • Low learning curve--I was able to jump in and learn the interface in no time.
  • Easy to set up--it was racked and running with rules within an hour.
  • Only shows some traffic, but that may be my limited knowledge.
  • Doesn't make coffee.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • VPN tunnel is very easy to set up using Firepower Management Center.
  • Reusable Objects make things easier to configure and understand.
  • The Dashboard is not as diverse and customizable.
  • Lack of option to automatically backup FTD config