Cisco Defense Orchestrator Other Solutions Considered

Dave Klunk
Network Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I don't think our company looked into any other options. View full review »
Architect1152942
Systems Architect at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before settling on Defense Orchestrator, we evaluated two other similar products. One was another product from Cisco which turned out to be way too complex and lack some of the features that we wanted. It turned out not to be usable in practice. The other was a lot more straightforward and a lot cheaper, but it was missing key features. CDO was a middle ground between the bigger Cisco product in the same category and a much smaller, cheaper product from another company. The one from Cisco that was a pain to deal with was Security Manager, and the other one was from SolarWinds and is called Network Configuration Management. View full review »
Richard Barton
Network and Data Centre Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We didn't evaluate any other options. View full review »
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Hamed Khakipour
Sr. Network Engineer at Vocera
I didn't assess any other options at the time but I'm familiar with a couple of them. I tried Tufin, but that's just an auditing tool. Another one was FireMon, but I haven't tested it out. That may be pricey, although I'm not sure. It seemed like it was an overlay on the ASAs, on the firewalls, so you could manage everything. What you could do in ASA you could do there. And the monitoring was pretty good too. But that was a few years back. I haven't looked at it recently. That tool was much better than CDO, when I think back. View full review »
Jairo Mendes
Network and Security Specialist at Connected Technology, LLC
We did a few tests but I don't remember the names of the other products. What made CDO stand out is that you can do different devices at once. The other companies offered only one system. There was no way we could do updates on all the devices. That's really the strong point of CDO. View full review »
NetworkEa55f
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We are still using FireMon as our firewall manager right now. FireMon is definitely a little more feature-rich. It definitely could get further into the rule base of it. We didn't use FireMon to deploy anything, so it was more or less just to validate configuration, put a source and destination, and have it spit out what firewalls it would hit. We never really tried to sit down and do a comparison between the two. The UI within FireMon has probably a little more security-centric viewpoint. I don't always spend a lot of time in either FireMon or CDO. These are for the security team who have ability to look and see policy, and if they want to make any changes or remove anything of that nature. We are moving away from FireMon and starting to look more at a RedSeal approach right now. Some other members of my team have looked pretty closely into it. Our security team really liked it. I think they've actually issued a PO for it. We will probably not be increasing usage of the product because we are moving over to Palo Alto firewalls. Eventually, a lot of ASAs that we have will be phased out. View full review »
Mohamed Nabih
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
Because of our environment, Cisco was the only vendor that we looked into. The product did what we needed it to, so we went with it. View full review »
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