Protect your perimeter with Cisco Firepower NGFW!
August 26, 2019

Protect your perimeter with Cisco Firepower NGFW!

Kenneth Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

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.
  • ROI has been great. We have been able to troubleshoot multiple issues and did not need to hire professional services to help.
  • NGFW has been able to provide much-needed insight into our network so that we wouldn't have to hire a consultant to do that sort of thing.
  • The NGFWs have paid for themselves with the malware that has been detected and saved the company money on potential hacks and data leaks.
Cisco Firepower NGFW is much more user friendly than its competitors and their customer service is top notch. It was a no brainer in choosing a company that has the backing to help provide a great product and service to its customers. Cisco Firepower NGFW is easy to use, easy to support and most importantly gets the job done.
Customer service has been great. TAC has been mostly able to identify and fix problems that we may have and have been very responsive. If for some reason something isn't fixed right away, they have been adamant on staying with us and working the issues out before things get escalated up the chain.
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.

Cisco Secure Firewall Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
9
Visualization Tools
7
Content Inspection
9
Policy-based Controls
9
Active Directory and LDAP
9
Firewall Management Console
7
Reporting and Logging
9
VPN
9
High Availability
10
Stateful Inspection
10
Proxy Server
10

Using Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

It's overall very great, however the Management Console needs updating to fix the slowness of policy and rule deployments.