Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall

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Cisco Secure Firewall

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9 out of 10
June 14, 2022
We use Cisco Secure Firewall to isolate our secured networks from less secured networks and edge devices. It protects the enterprise from …
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  • Content Inspection (20)
    9.4
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  • Policy-based Controls (20)
    9.0
    90%
  • Firewall Management Console (20)
    8.8
    88%
  • Reporting and Logging (20)
    8.6
    86%

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What is Cisco Secure Firewall?

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly 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…

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8.7
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Product Details

What is Cisco Secure Firewall?

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly 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. The firewall can be managed locally, remotely, and via the cloud. The product is scalable to the scope of the business needs.

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John Buis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewalls have routing capabilities with OSPF that we use. They have a full suite of features expected of an NGFW. Though for the smaller models like 1010, they lack some things that would be useful in a small office. Lacking DHCP flexibility has slowed the deployment of these devices in our organization.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is suitable for separate networks. It's less suitable if host protection is more important. The main idea of a firewall is to protect and separate networks. Also, if network malware analysis is needed, FTD and FMC combination is actually the best deployment. Snort is another key player in the protection of the network. The latter is well integrated with FTD, in my opinion.
December 01, 2021

next generation firewall

Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is well suited for all sized organizations. It provides us all the security features like sandbox, URL filtering, VPN, SSL VPN, etc. at a very low cost. The customer support is very helpful and Cisco provides 24/7 365 support to their customers. Lots of documentation are available for help.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is a very advanced firewall and is well suited for every organization that needs advanced network security. I always recommend to all my client to deploy this firewall because it is low in cost and specially designed for deep packet scans and prevent any type of cyber attack on the network.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is necessary for every organization. If you have critical client data and need good protection for data then Cisco Secure Firewall is a good product for you. Sandbox is one of the best tools for deep packet scan. It will provide you [with] multi-layer security. Advanced malware protection will scan every incoming and outgoing packet and remove the malware.
Ankit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is well suited for every organization because cyber attacks and threats are increasing day by day and everyone needs a very secure firewall [that] provides all the advanced features. This firewall is fully capable and can [easily] stop any cyber attack. Advanced malware protection and sandbox are very good and capable [to] stop and scan any latest malware and virus.
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization.
Rohan Tomar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I would recommend Cisco Secure Firewall to every organization [that] is looking [for] advanced level security. If you are already using the Cisco ASA then you should purchase the [Cisco Secure Firewall] for advanced features [and] more security. Deployment and configuration of this firewall is very easy. If you have [a] good budget for network security then you should go with this product.
Tom Erdman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Firewall is well suited for an SMB and up that can afford the licensing and can use an enterprise firewall. I'm a Systems guy by trade, but I can handle the day to day work on this powerful appliance without too much headache. That being said, it could be too much for a small shop that doesn't have a Cisco resource, especially if just buying the device puts you in the hole. A poorly configured expensive firewall is much worse than a properly configured simple one.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use [Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)] in a spoke and wheel setup for a multitude of offices that rely on high uptime and count on no tunnel interruptions. The Firepowers have done really well here.

They are not suited for smaller environments or deployed at one per office. They do not profile a network well.
Score 8 out of 10
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Excellent enterprise grade solution with full features to perform any security scenario. Available licenses that can be customized to suit the security needs. Backed by Cisco Talos security centre that provides IPS and security signatures to keep the business protected at all times. Backed by manufacturer support and excellent help desk resources.
Score 9 out of 10
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It's really easy to tell someone to just go buy a Cisco device in almost any category because you know you're getting a quality product. But of course, that doesn't mean it will fit in everyone's budget. Licensing woes can put people off too. But if you're making a list of choices for someone asking, Cisco is almost always going to be toward the top!
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco is still the gold standard for firewall, and overall cybersecurity functionality. It shows in this product as well. If a colleague was using previous versions of either ASA or SourceFire, then this is a local next step for them. I would easily recommend it if they have the budget to handle the newer hardware.
February 27, 2020

Deep Inspection

Score 9 out of 10
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Having the IPS and firewall all on one box is exceptionally nice, especially when deploying updates and new rules. The failover to a secondary firewall is seamless. We are used to using ASDM to manage our firewalls, so I think a lot of the features on Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) are just something we haven't gotten used to yet.
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) is suitable for scenarios where the organization has tonnes of data, i.e., a large scale. It does have lag and slow UI, and therefore it loses to its competitors. However, when the scale of data is enormous, the slow UI becomes less prominent as large data flow affects its competitors as well. Although time-consuming, the detection system of Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) is appreciable with very few false positives as it uses "snort" underneath. A good log analyzer like LogRhythm or Splunk, coupled with Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire), makes it a great duo. But organizations having this IDS and no log analyzer makes it very difficult for the security analysts to do incident response because of its slow UI. Looking at its pricing and shortcomings, it makes less sense for small scale organizations with a limited budget to adopt it.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.