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Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

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What is Cisco Firepower 2100 Series?

Cisco offers the Firepower 2100 Series NGFW, designed to allow businesses to gain resiliency through superior security with sustained performance. The Firepower 2100 Series has a dual multicore CPU architecture that optimizes firewall, cryptographic, and threat inspection functions simultaneously, to…

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Firepower 2100

3,000-20,000

On Premise
per appliance

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Cisco Firepower 2100 Series?

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo
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August 26, 2023

Cisco Review

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
A firewall. So ultimately it's just preventing and allowing access as needed.
  • For us, to power the whole system does scaling quite a bit. So we can definitely have a lot of room to grow if needed. The device can support a lot of way more than we need right now, but in the future, if we need more it seems to be a big pro of that. Also the support of Cisco, knowing that it's backed by Cisco definitely is good. You guys are the largest players in the market
  • Career-wise very familiar with the ASAs, you know, the previous gen firewalls, Pyxis, ASAs, the CHA. As far as being intuitive, those seem to be far more intuitive to learn and figure out what the features and changes and config management, all that stuff is. With Firepower, it's a learning curve and I feel like I have quite a bit of experience with it, and so does my team, but feels like it's not as intuitive, and trying to make changes just always seems harder for some reason. We've gone to some Cisco security training and all that, but even then it's just harder to work with. The other big thing is, and this is a big gripe of mine, I suppose, that on any other firewall, when we have various different manufacturers, if you make a change, you know, a simple change object, object name gets changed or object is deleted or whatever the simplest of change is, it gets implemented instantly.
  • With the Firepower system, you have to deploy the change and it'll take about six or seven minutes for the change to actually take, which is insanely different than any other platform where that change is instantaneous. So let's say if I'm making seven different changes for a troubleshooting job I don't know which one of the seven is gonna fix it, I do one by one by one. I'm like, oh, let me try one change, one second, change, third change, four changes. It's going to take seven deploys. And seven deploys mean it's gonna take an hour of just deploy time. So that is a big, big gripe
Definitely scalable networks, it's very well suited. I'd say multiple branches and multiple data centers, it definitely talks to each other very well. So that's a big, big positive of it
Firewall (11)
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Identification Technologies
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Visualization Tools
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Content Inspection
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Policy-based Controls
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Active Directory and LDAP
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Firewall Management Console
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Reporting and Logging
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VPN
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  • It's keeping threats out like a firewall should. Definitely cost wise it is at a higher cost center than other alternatives. Especially when it comes to licensing. Cisco is generally the higher, for perhaps, definitely for good reason, right? I mean, definitely positive impact as far as working as it should that's at cost.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco Firepower 2100 [Series] is an amazing all in one Firewall solution for enterprise level business. We have replaced our existing ASA as our main company firewall with the Firepower 2100 series and it solves many of our previous problems with the ASA. The biggest which was having to manage Source Fire (Firepower) on its own outside of the firewall interface. Now it all lives in one box and makes life so much easier.
  • Nice HTML5 web interface instead of the old java client
  • Many added features over the ASA
  • Firepower built in and faster than before
  • Cisco patches bugs quickly but patches are slow to install and reboot
  • Smart licensing is getting better but still can be troublesome
  • Some weird visual interface glitches that require clicking the same options a few extra times
The Cisco [Firepower] 2100 [Series] is an easy sell for anyone looking. You already know Cisco excels in the security department, but now that firepower lives right on the box and inline with the rest of the firewall data flow you can save yourself a lot of time and headaches. Unless you cant quite afford Cisco's 2100 line, there's not much reason to go with the competition.
Firewall (10)
84%
8.4
Identification Technologies
70%
7.0
Content Inspection
90%
9.0
Policy-based Controls
90%
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
60%
6.0
Firewall Management Console
100%
10.0
Reporting and Logging
90%
9.0
VPN
100%
10.0
High Availability
100%
10.0
Stateful Inspection
80%
8.0
Proxy Server
60%
6.0
  • Simplifying our lives by reducing our time spent in a console
  • Being comfortable knowing the full might of Cisco is safeguarding your network
  • A good excuse to bump up the IT budget in the next fiscal year!
Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000), Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers
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