Solid platform for the future of firewalls!
January 08, 2021

Solid platform for the future of firewalls!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Firepower 1150

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

Cisco FirePower NGFW is our main firewall for our entire organization. We have multiple units as backups and failovers. It was purchased to replace an older Cisco ASA and a separate Sourcefire device to give us an all-in-one unit that worked better and faster than the older devices. It has solved that problem and more with its super-advanced feature set.
  • 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.
  • Combining two devices logically saves time having to manage them individually.
  • Creating and applying policies is easier in the NGFW than before.
  • Since its still a newer platform there are some growning pains in software stability.

Do you think Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) again?

Yes

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.

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
6
Visualization Tools
7
Content Inspection
10
Policy-based Controls
10
Active Directory and LDAP
4
Firewall Management Console
8
Reporting and Logging
7
VPN
9
High Availability
10
Stateful Inspection
9
Proxy Server
5