Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall Primary Use Case

Lead Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
These are our primary edge firewalls at two data centers. View full review »
Network Administration Lead at Forest County Potawatomi Community
We use them in multiple places on our network. We use them on the edge of our network, in more of the traditional sense for inbound and outbound filtering. We also use them as a center of our network between all of our users and servers, so that all user traffic going through our servers is IPS and IDS as well. We have multiple Cisco 5000 Series firewalls and we also have a 4110 Series firewall, all running the FireSIGHT threat detection image. We keep that up to date within three months. If a new release comes out within three months, we're updating. The software deployment is on-prem. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Specialist at RANDON S.A
Currently, we have 16 remote sites. Some of them are sales offices and some of them are industrial plants. And we have a centralized IT department here in Brazil. The business asked me to support those remote sites. We started using the Firepower Threat Defense, which is one of the versions of next-gen firewalls from Cisco, at some of the sites. We have them operating at five sites, and we are deploying at a sixth site, in Mexico, with the same architecture. That architecture has the firewall running on the site's router, and we manage them all from here in Brazil. View full review »
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Security Architect
Our primary use cases for FTD are IPS, intrusion detection, and to get visibility into the network and the traffic that is going on in some sites. We always have them in-line, meaning that they're between two networking connections, and we analyze the traffic for the purposes of internal detection. In production, from the FTD line, we mostly have 2110s and 2130s because we have a lot of small sites, and we are starting to put in some 4110s. We only have FirePOWER here, but we don't use them most of the time as next-gen firewalls but more as an IPS. Everything is on-premises. We don't use public clouds for security reasons. View full review »
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at BDPEER Ltd.
Cisco has a new general firewall: the Firepower NGFW. If you take a look at the Cisco Firepower product line, they have three models available: * A low-scale model: the 2000 series * A high-end model: the 4000 series * The carrier-grade model: the 9000 series We have already used the 4000 and 2000 series over here. We've been using this solution in Bangladesh for some customers over the last eight months. We've been using FPR 2110, 2120, 2130, & 2140. We also employ the FPR 4130 and 4140. We have been using this equipment on our last few projects. We used it as a transfer and for firewalling. The most recent one we are using for firewall support as well. View full review »
Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at NTT Global Networks
Our primary use case is whatever is best for our customer. I'm the service provider. The customer's main purpose is to use the malware services protection and the firewall itself, as well as the application awareness feature. View full review »
Maharajan S
Associate Vice President - IT Infrastructure at Navitas Life Sciences
We have an offshore development center with around 1,400 users (in one location) where we have deployed this firewall. The maturity of our organization’s security implementation is a four out of five (with five being high). We do have NOC and SOC environments along with in-built access to our systems. We use Acunetix as one of our major tools. We do have some open source. There are a couple of networks where we are using the Tenable tool. We have implemented an SIEM along with a Kaspersky at the cloud level. In the Cisco firewall, we installed Kaspersky in the firewall logs which upload to Kaspersky for us to review back. View full review »
Henry Pan
Technical Consulting Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case for this solution is to improve network security. The maturity of our company's security implementation depends on our clients. Some of our clients really need a lot of work but some of them are advantaged. We are major implementors for Cisco. We implement it for our clients and we also use it internally. Our security maturity is advanced. We have been in IT business for over 75 years. We have major netowrk firewall experts in the company, so we know what to do. Our company uses more than thirty security tools. Ideally, we would use an end to end unified tool. But network security is far from that so we need to use multiple tools. View full review »
Zhulien Keremedchiev
Lead Network Security Engineer at TechnoCore LTD
My primary use case with Cisco Firepower NGFW is implementing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting lab and customer devices in both lab and production environments. Using best practices for configuration, as well as fine-tuning intrusion policies and utilizing as many of the features that the firewall has to offer, which are feasible in said environment. Overall, I am confident to say that I have worked with every flavor of Cisco Firepower NGFW, be it their older IPS-only sensors, ASA with Firepower services, as well as the FTD sensor itself. View full review »
Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are currently using version 6.3. Our primary use case of this solution is to put Firepower inside of the data center and at the Edge network. View full review »
IT Specialist at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case of for Cisco firewalls is to segment our network. We're using them on the perimeter network for traffic filtering. Since deploying them, we have seen a maturing of the security in our organization. We're using both the FTD 2100 and 4100. We have about 40 sites that are using our approximately 80 FTDs. We have about 2,000 users. View full review »
Sikander Ali
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Atlas Group
I protect my two servers with the help of Firepower. Both servers are connected to the Firepower and I monitor the traffic to both servers with it. I block traffic from all countries except the USA, for security purposes. View full review »
Syed Khalid Ali
Senior Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I use Firepower for all kind of customers; healthcare, government, banks etc. All all of them have different use cases and requirements. In most cases, I would mostly end up with enterprises or government organizations. If you are already have all Cisco gears, I would suggest to consider it as it will allow you to have a more integrated approach toward other network components. View full review »
Ali Abdo
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
My primary use case for this solution is for Internet access for the enterprise or for users, publishing, email, and to protect our network. View full review »
Information Systems Manager at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Our primary use case is for handling office traffic VPN tunnels and filtering the traffic. All the traffic comes into the house and gets filtered in and out the Firepower interface. It's performed well. View full review »
Gerald Zauner
Data Center Architect at Fronius International
Our primary use case of this solution is for firewalling. View full review »
Omid Najafi
Managing Director at Fasp
We are a reseller and system integrator, and this is one of the solutions that we provide for our end users. We have experience with many firewall products from different vendors. The specific use case depends on the customer and their environment. They design the firewalls, and we supply the appropriate equipment. The majority of deployments are on private networks. View full review »
Network Engineer at IT Security
Our primary use case is to support a security environment. It has performed well. View full review »
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