Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Reviews

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March 15, 2021
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Strong protection
  • Full breadth of customizable features
  • Excellent manufacturer support
  • Large and active user community
  • Cost can get quite high
  • Complex for entry level users
  • Training typically required to install solution
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July 13, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Updates with the HA Pair are incredibly easy and automated
  • FMC with Firepowers provide a single place to view information about devices and connections
  • Tedious policy changes can be staged during the working hours and then deployed in one click after hours
  • Part of the update process is a readiness check, it cannot be done on an HA Pair. Navigation through several layers of CLI are required to do this.
  • Custom OS detection has been clunky at best; NMAP scans need improving.
  • Better integration/communication with Cisco's other products like AMP and Umbrella
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January 11, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Its very fast
  • Cisco products are generally very stable.
  • Cisco is on top of bug fixes.
  • You get well built hardware at this price point.
  • Compatibility with most 3rd party equipment.
  • Some strange design choices in the interface (could be related to merging 2 platforms).
  • Top dollar price.
  • Licensing always seem to be a big issue with Cisco products, this one is no exception!
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January 09, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Single pane of control for all ASA, firewall, and source fire functions.
  • Well built hardware and software.
  • Regular feature patches and upgrades.
  • The integration between ASA/Firewall functions and SourceFire functions could use some work.
  • Some little glitches in the interface which require refreshes or additional clicks.
  • Cost is high but it is likely because you're now buying two products in one.
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January 27, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • NGFW works well with thread, malware, and virus protection from internal or from external sources.
  • NGFW works good with multiple methods of VPN connections such as SSL VPNo, IPSec VPN and so on.
  • NGFW works good when using in active /active mode with multiple contexts where we can achieve load balancing.
  • NGFW needs improvement in reporting dashboard where filters such as time stamp are missing and need to be added.
  • NGFW needs improvement around checking out unused rules and security policies.
  • NGFW needs improvement in creating destination NAT and would be good if there is some wizard for this.
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January 29, 2020
Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) shows a very detailed report of traffic that it finds as malicious. From Capturing Pcaps to generating analytics corresponding to an incident it makes it very easy for us analysts to decide the next steps.
  • Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire) has search functionality that allows us to go very specific while on the managing window, unlike Palo Alto Panorama.
  • The UI in Cisco Firepower formerly Sourcefire) is complicated and entirely redundant. A lot of these features are not useful, and therefore, it can be removed from the main window.
  • The interface is very slow, with each operation taking a lot of time. Searching through the logs takes too much time.
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August 26, 2019
Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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January 12, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • anti malware
  • centralized malware
  • firewall function
  • software stability
  • bugs
  • integration
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Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Identification Technologies (8)
7.9
Visualization Tools (8)
7.5
Content Inspection (8)
9.3
Policy-based Controls (8)
8.3
Active Directory and LDAP (7)
7.0
Firewall Management Console (8)
8.8
Reporting and Logging (8)
8.4
VPN (7)
9.1
High Availability (8)
9.7
Stateful Inspection (8)
9.5
Proxy Server (7)
7.6

What is Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)?

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.
Categories:  Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Technical Details

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What is Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate High Availability highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)?

The most common users of Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) are from Enterprises and the Financial Services industry.