Cisco Defense Orchestrator Primary Use Case

Todd Ellis
CTO at Secure Networkers
Most of the time we use it for the simplicity, for streamlining security policy management. We have other layers of stuff that we use with Cisco, from an integrated standpoint. Defense Orchestrator brings everything together. View full review »
Dave Klunk
Network Security Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The primary use case for it is to verify that we have connectivity with the systems that we put into it. We also use it for configuration backup. View full review »
Systems Architect at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to manage our firewalls. View full review »
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Richard Barton
Network and Data Centre Platform Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have around 30 firewalls and we use it to centrally manage the firewalls. We use it to have one panel where we can log in and see all the firewall rules, all the objects, where they're deployed, where they duplicate across firewalls. We use it to maintain the configuration. We also use it to perform centrally managed updates. We can update ASDM and ASA images on the firewalls. We have a connector on-premise and we have that linked to all of our ASAs internally. It runs within their cloud environment, which I believe is AWS. It talks back to a cloud connector on-premise which, in turn, talks to all of our firewalls to manage them centrally. We use it daily for firewall administration and change management, and we use it as and when required to do all the software and firmware upgrades. View full review »
Hamed Khakipour
Sr. Network Engineer at Vocera
What I take primarily take advantage of are ASA upgrades. I also use it, sometimes, to see other backups, because each time there's a configuration change, it creates a backup for it. I also check out conflicts or unused rules. But I mostly use it for ASA, for management. View full review »
Jairo Mendes
Network and Security Specialist at Connected Technology, LLC
We manage all ASA devices, from versions 5506 to 5516, through CDO. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
My primary use case was just to see what the solution is about. I'm a system engineer and a Cisco partner. I was using the trial to see what it can do. I rolled it out in my home lab. I have a Cisco ASA firewall so I used it to push configurations to my firewall. I used the Secure Device Connector as a virtual appliance, so I rolled it out like a production environment. View full review »
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We have it set up to test to look at policy from an overarching perspective. Then, we are hoping to use it for policy push, such as making both changes across different firewalls, but we haven't gotten to that point yet. We have the on-prem relay, and then that connects into the cloud for Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), We deployed the most recent version about a year ago. We don't use it on a day-to-day basis. It's not something that we really spend a lot of time reviewing. I just haven't had time to sit down with it. View full review »
Mohamed Nabih
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
As an IT person for Egypt Foods Group company, we primarily rely on Cisco Defense Orchestrator as centralized management for our Cisco devices (e.g., firewalls and other security devices). View full review »
Isiac Sullivan
Network Administrator at Texas Hydraulics
I use it to manage my group of firewalls, and I make some configuration changes with it. If I have to update multiple devices at one time I will use it as well. View full review »
Hasnae Lamrani Alaoui
Presales Engineer at DataProtect
This is part of our network orchestration solution. It allows us to optimize our network. For example, if I want to communicate with a laptop, this solution gives us a way to route the communication. We have a public cloud deployment using Microsoft Azure. View full review »
Product Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We provide consultation for all Cisco solutions. We give consultations to customers for buying a preventive solution like Cisco Email Security, Cisco IronPort, Cisco Security, Cisco Web Security. View full review »
Cyber Security Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using this solution for filtering and blocking some websites. It's a firewall. This is the main tool for network segmentation and intrusion prevention. It blocks malware and malicious activity. View full review »
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