Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls Review

Provides security and visibility for our network, and it is easy to integrate


What is our primary use case?

We primarily use this solution for network security.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has increased the visibility in our network.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate vertically.

What needs improvement?

There used to be information displayed about the packets in a module called Packet Flow, but it is no longer there. In order to accomplish the same thing you now have to wade through lots of information in the Syslogs.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a highly stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support for this solution is good. The response times meet our expectations and we have not had any issues.

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

We have always been using this same solution, but previous versions. We update them in trying to keep up with the amount of data coming through, such as more streaming.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of this solution was straightforward. We had the proper documentation to reference.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed this solution in-house.

What was our ROI?

I don't work with the numbers, but I can say that it's great for security and has improved our effectiveness at the office.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of this solution is high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate another option, but we stayed with the Cisco solution because it's trustworthy.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product from a trustworthy vendor, but it is not perfect.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

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