Next Gen protection on your existing ASA5500-X firewalls.
February 05, 2019

Next Gen protection on your existing ASA5500-X firewalls.

Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sourcefire 3D

We use Sourcefire Defense Center to manage and deploy the Firepower software on our Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls.
This adds layer 4-7 visibility to our networks edge.
  • Rules are based on the SNORT engine which has a tremendous base of rules.
  • Helps protect your network and users by leveraging Talos Intelligence resources, like the domain and IP reputation databases.
  • Allows you to define a policy which can then be applied to all FirePower devices in your networks.
  • The performance is not always as good as you'd want. Some operations take the better part of a minute (drilling down in traffics analysis).
  • Deploying or upgrading the FirePower software to the ASA firewalls takes a long time and deployment might fail without a clear reason.
  • Good visibility into our traffic and automatic threat protection keeps our network and users safe.
The only way to get layer 4-7 security on your Cisco ASA devices. The solution has a lot of potential but I think that it still needs work to perform better.