Still the best in the business when it comes to security devices
January 11, 2021

Still the best in the business when it comes to security devices

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)

Now using Cisco NGFW (with built-in SourceFire) as a replacement for older hardware that didn't have the source fire stuff built in. I must say that it does make most of our issues go away from the old system, such as having to use different interfaces to control both, and policies that had to be done twice. The FirePower NGFW is much faster as well, which was an issue with the old equipment.
  • 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!
  • It has saved us hours of duplicating config creation.
  • In the long run it costs less than both an ASA and FirePower on their own.
  • Less headaches when dealing with multiple devices versus a single all in one.

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

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!

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Feature Ratings

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