Cisco Firepower NGFW Review
January 27, 2021

Cisco Firepower NGFW Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Firepower NGFW (formerly Sourcefire)

We are using Cisco Firepower at multiple locations with different type of deployment as per requirements such as small site, medium site, and large sites. Sites are classified based on the number of users and type of application access.

Somes sites have cluster firewalls and others are using single standalone deployment
  • 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.
  • NGFW provides cost control with multi year licensing models.
  • NGFW also requires less effort due to integration with centralized management console.
  • NGFW also has stable hardware and software codes which provides less mean time between failure.
We selected Firepower after evaluating all features in nonproduction environment and validated against other similar vendors such as Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Sophos and Watchguard.

NGFW provides flexibility in selecting the licensing model and is very cost-effective, easy to integrate with third-party tools and applications and offers user-friendly control.

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Cisco Firepower is well suited in any kind of environment where sites need security with enhanced data traffic performance with layered security. It also suited where remote workers need to connect their servers from any remote locations over secured medium.

It is not well suited where users don't need any internet access or working in a closed environment.

Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW) Feature Ratings

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