Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
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Currently using Cisco Firepower NGFW in our perimeter networks in 4 datacenters across our whole organization. Layer 7 firewalling and IPS services are utilized to keep our company safe and secure. Cisco Firepower has provided us with deep network and security visibility into the environment and helps prevent any unauthorized access and unwanted threats. Automated threat controls with the Intrusion Prevention System have proven crucial in saving time and reducing complexity.
  • Provides solid security of your perimeter network by preventing attacks and unwanted access.
  • Great network visibility to readily identify threats or unwanted behaviors.
  • Automated policy application and enforcement allow for a much more efficient way of managing your network.
  • Implementation of past ASA functions is not integrated well into the new FTD platform.
  • Management Gui (FMC) needs speeding up.
  • Flex config needs to be worked on to be less buggy.
Cisco Firepower NGFW excels in filtering and protecting your perimeter network. Malware detection and threat detection are very robust and provide a deep insight into your network. Cisco Firepower NGFW would be less appropriate at the datacenter level where trusted traffic is moving east-west.
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January 12, 2018

SourceFire Review

Score 8 out of 10
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SourceFire NGFWs are used mainly for our outbound internet access, replacing current ASAs, intrusion detection and other anti-malware hardware that is in place today.
  • anti malware
  • centralized malware
  • firewall function
  • software stability
  • bugs
  • integration
  • Good for edge (OIA) firewall functions,
  • Less suited for internal (segmentation) use
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Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) Scorecard Summary

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Identification Technologies (1)
Visualization Tools (1)
Content Inspection (1)
Policy-based Controls (1)
Active Directory and LDAP (1)
Firewall Management Console (1)
Reporting and Logging (1)
VPN (1)
High Availability (1)
Stateful Inspection (1)
Proxy Server (1)

About Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

Cisco Firepower NGFW is a firewall product that integrates with other Cisco security offerings. It provides Advanced Malware protection, including sandboxing environments and DDoS mitigation. Cisco also offers a Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System, which provides security across cloud environments using techniques like internal network segmentation. Firepower can be managed locally, remotely, and via the cloud. The product is scalable to the scope of the business needs.
Categories:  Firewall

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