Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center Review

Stable, good support, and good IPS capabilities


What is our primary use case?

I use Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center to manage my perimeter firewalls and my data center firewalls.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the intrusion prevention system.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup could be simplified.

The interface is an area that could be improved.

Monitoring live events or event logging needs improvement as well.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are using version 664.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a pretty stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 20 people using this solution in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good. They are always good.

I would rate technical support an eight out of ten.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Fortinet products.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is midway complex and straightforward.

The deployment in a large environment took a week approximately.

We have a team of two staff members to maintain and deploy this solution.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation in-house. We did not use an integrator or reseller.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

664
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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