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Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center

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What is Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center?

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) are a firewall policy and intrusion detection appliance management system, providing an administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over firewalls, application…

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Recent Reviews

Cisco Review

7 out of 10
August 26, 2023
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So we, as a company, we sell the product to various clients in my organization will support and manage it for the client. So just keeping …
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Cisco Review

8 out of 10
August 26, 2023
Incentivized
We use it to manage all different kinds of firewalls, well at least all different kinds of secure firewalls. Usually fire powers of …
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From 1-10, FMC is an 8.

8 out of 10
March 09, 2023
Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center is used to manage cisco firewalls running FTD Image or Cisco IPS/IDS Firepower Modules on top of …
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Cisco FMC

9 out of 10
July 10, 2022
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We use Cisco Secure Firewall Management [Center (formerly Firepower Management Center)] to protect our entire organization and its IT …
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Cisco FMC

8 out of 10
March 03, 2022
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We are using the same product on multiple customer sites to run their daily operation task. It provides unified management over firewalls. …
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Popular Features

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  • Policy planning and rule management (20)
    8.8
    88%
  • Device Discovery (18)
    8.0
    80%
  • Automated Policy Orchestration (18)
    7.3
    73%
  • Policy Compliance Auditing (18)
    7.1
    71%

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Video Reviews

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What is Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center?

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) are a firewall policy and intrusion detection appliance management system, providing an administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over…

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Features

Firewall Security Management

Firewall Security Management Software supports monitoring and configuration of firewalls from a central dashboard

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Avg 8.2
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Product Details

What is Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center?

The Cisco Secure Firepower Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) is presented by the vendor as the administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection. The vendor states that with it, users easily go from managing a firewall to controlling applications to investigating and remediating malware outbreaks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (formerly Firepower Management Center) are a firewall policy and intrusion detection appliance management system, providing an administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection. Easily go from managing a firewall to controlling applications to investigating and remediating malware outbreaks.

Skybox Security, Palo Alto Panorama, and FireMon are common alternatives for Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center.

Reviewers rate Firewall Rule Cleanup highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Firewall Policy. Protect the resources, our servers from other people accessing the servers. So basically firewall policies. It's great to have them and it's easy to manage.
  • The API. You can use the GUI and the API at the same time, you can only use one of them. So there's improvement. A big one, hopefully.
August 26, 2023

Cisco Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has good integration with other Cisco's networking products such as ICE and Umbrella.
  • I would like to get to a point where Flex Config is no longer muted.
August 26, 2023

Cisco Review

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It's really easy to correlate events and just to see on multiple firewalls what is actually happening within the network.
  • In comparison to the ASA, for instance, the VPN setup is easy, but to actually see which SAS are up, it's really hard to see that. And it's easier on the ASA, so that is something that probably can improve. So we could actually see like this kind of traffic is up and running so we know which essays are down or where we can actually troubleshoot easier
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Prevents Intrusions
  • All in one admin usage
  • Enhanced security features
  • Implementation or switching from existing firewall took longer time than expected. To be simple - initial setup is complex
  • Sometime applying new policies to the firewall is taking more time than expected
  • Customer support has to be improved
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Manage firewall access policies
  • Manage IPS policies
  • Wizards for VPN configuration
  • NAT configuration
  • Faster depolyments
  • Simultaneous access policy configuration by multiple users
  • More VPN Troubleshooting options on GUI
July 10, 2022

Cisco FMC

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ease of administration
  • Latest security updates with easy ability to implement with little to no user impact
  • Cutting edge functionality to meet any business need and its ability to add features and functions after its already on the market
  • Licensing is difficult to navigate on purchase
  • Renewal licensing and support isn't all that easy to do and has its issues
  • The lowest end firewalls on the market seem to be EOL sooner than documented and requires earlier upgrading to ensure FMC itself can be kept current for security reasons. if you buy anything but the cheapest model firewalls this is not a problem
  • Implementing some functionality is more complex than it should be and believe Cisco could do better in this regard to the software
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Threat management.
  • Control access to our network by preventing unknown endpoints automatically.
  • Centralizing security management in one platform.
  • Due to the complexity of the Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center, it was hard for us to implement it. However, we partnered with an external service provider (Deloitte Cyber Risk) during the entire process from selection, deployment, training to customization.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center helps us embed common policies on disjointed company systems to protect data and network.
  • Controlling access to our network to eradicate attacks.
  • Analytics and logging capabilities makes it easy to detect threats
  • Security automation reduces workloads.
  • I don't like how Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center can be easily accessed by our employees from anywhere with VPN remote access integration.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center is very easy to use, requires no learning curve.
  • Its a centralized tool that allows management of multiple devices at ago.
  • Intuitive user friendly Interface.
  • Faster threats detection before they arrive in our networks.
  • Provides a complete and unified Management over firewalls which enhances fast threats detection.
  • Advanced malware protection.
  • Intrusion prevention system.
  • VPN remote access allows employees to work at the home office and be able to access the internet.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Great protection and security against the multiple digital virus attacks.
  • Provides detailed logs to track any threat and helps to secure the network promptly.
  • VPN service for remote access of important organizational applications.
  • Best management tool for controlling data and bandwidth resources.
  • Logs are much populated and not easier to find any specific event.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Firewall rule management
  • Graphical representation of data
  • Remote access VPN management
  • Stability when managing firewalls, we're having issues with Firewall 01 and Firewall 02 remaining in sync
  • Reporting when it comes to access control policy rules - there is no way to export a report of the rules easily. Using a custom Python script on the Cisco forums is the only way to easily export a CSV.
  • Support for policy and route-based site-to-site VPN was not available until 6.6.0 and later. This forced us to purchase ASAs to bridge that gap.
  • Dashboard reporting - when clicking a link for more information, nothing displays. Currently working with Cisco on the support case, which has been escalated.
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy Management
  • Can manage all firewall boxes through a single GUI
  • Centralized analysis tool and centralized reporting tool
  • Familiar GUI
  • Deployment of policies takes too much time and switching between tabs can take some time.
  • During deployment, we can faced some packets losses.
  • Overall GUI was very good even for the first time users.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It integrates with advanced malware protection
  • It provides tools to track malware infections on the network
  • It provides complete and unified management of intrusion detections
  • The Web console is somehow complicated
  • Some settings are hard to locate
  • Some policies are not applied once saved
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It is a great advantage to have a single tool for managing multiple devices.
  • The interface is amicable and easy to adapt.
  • There is no risk of immediately applying changes to the device and affecting production; one can decide at what time to perform the deployment.
  • Areas like Computer Security need a console to view events.
  • The different support areas would be greatly benefited if they managed to have consoles and alerts that told them where to mitigate the risks.
  • The scope of areas such as Monitoring and Dispatch have a broad vision with tools such as applying the necessary filters for your environment.
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