Cisco Firepower NGFW Review

Supports a secure environment and has easy administration


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to support a security environment. It has performed well.

How has it helped my organization?

I am a security business of consultant. I deploy this solution for our customers. 

What is most valuable?

I like the easy administration.

What needs improvement?

It could use more of a system interface.

The security features in the URL category need more improvement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It performs very well. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco has the best technical support. 

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was working with Check Point, but Cisco Firepower is better. It was an easy transfer to this solution. We chose Cisco because of its trustworthy reputation. They're a big, recognized brand.  

The most important criteria that we consider when evaluating a solution are performance, administration, and price.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was easy and simple. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. An eight because it's a good security solution. It's more mature than its competitors. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner.
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