Next generation firewall. My review on Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)
September 24, 2021

Next generation firewall. My review on Cisco Secure Firewall (formerly Firepower NGFW)

Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Firepower 1010

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco Secure Firewall is a real next-generation firewall that provides all the advanced security features to protect your company from external threats and cyber attacks. It provides you features like advanced malware protection to protect from malware attacks, advanced IPS to protect from the latest cyberattacks, [as well as] a sandbox for deep packet scanning. This firewall is fully capable [to] stop any layer 7 attacks. We are using this firewall in our organization and we [are] really happy with Cisco services and firepower features.
  • Advanced IPS
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Sand box
  • URL filtering
  • Application filtering
  • ACL
  • QOS
  • NAT
  • Reporting
  • Logging
  • VPN
  • Cisco AnyConnect remote vpn
  • GUI is little bit slow
  • Easy documents available on website
  • Easy to configure and manage
  • Supportive technical support
We were using the Cisco ASA but some features were missing [so] we upgraded [to] Cisco [Secure Firewall]. It provides us layer 7 security and more control and visibility on layers 3 and 4. In Cisco Secure Firewall, we can [easily] check the logs and configure the policy through GUI as well as CLI. URL filtering and advanced malware protection are [some] of my favorite features in [Cisco Secure Firewall] which are [very] advanced and stop any attack on organizations.

Do you think Cisco Secure Firewall delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Secure Firewall's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Secure Firewall live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Secure Firewall go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Secure Firewall again?

Yes

If you are already using [a] Cisco product like the Cisco ASA Series and you need more security on layer 7 then you can upgrade with firepower. This is well suited for middle and big organizations. If your company deals with credit card information then you should buy this firewall. It provides you all the features to stop any type of advanced attack on your organization.

Cisco Secure Firewall Feature Ratings

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