Cisco Firepower NGFW Previous Solutions

Dave Cooper
Network Engineer at CoVantage Credit Union
We've been with Cisco and haven't had anything else yet. We haven't had a desire to move in a different direction. We've stayed with it because of how good it is. We were initially introduced to Firepower by a consultant. At that time, it was for the web filtering because the web filtering we had was awful. We were using Sophos. Without getting too derogatory, it was just awful. There was no alerting and it was very hard to manage, whereas this is really easy to manage. With Cisco, it was very easy to set up content groups, to allow some users to get to some stuff and other users to not get to it. That's where it really started. There weren't any pros to Sophos that weren't in Firepower. We got rid of Sophos. View full review »
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
We previously used Cisco ASA as a firewall. View full review »
Girish Vyas
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
We did previously use a different solution. They had two different solutions. One was Cisco ASA itself and before that, they used Check Point. We are a Cisco company and that's the reason they are moving from one Cisco product to another Cisco product, which was better than the previous one. So, that was a major reason for the switch. I would say the other vendors are improving. This company was just Cisco oriented so they wanted something Cisco. View full review »
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Senior Data Scientist & Analytics at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We previously used ASA, which is a regular firewall. We switched to Firepower because it has a lot of features. It is one of the best firewalls in the world so we shifted to Firepower. View full review »
Ali Abdo
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were previously using Cisco ASA without Firepower. We switched to Cisco Firepower because Firepower has more features, like malware inspection, and more possibilities with identity management. View full review »
Information Systems Manager with 1-10 employees
We were using SonicWall before. View full review »
Assistant Manager (Infrastructure) with 1-10 employees
Asst.Manager IT at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
We have been using Cisco for a long time, various models. We had PIX, then ASA. We were quite comfortable with the performance, it never failed. But our old solution was coming to end-of-life. Also, this is able to more block more threats from the application layer, etc. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are * reputation * technology * features * cost. View full review »
Gerald Zauner
Data Center Architect at Fronius International
We chose Cisco because it had the full package that we were looking for. View full review »
Vishal Punjabi
Check Point. We moved to Firepower as an internal firewall to manage internal access and other network load. View full review »
Network Engineer at IT Security
I was working with Check Point, but Cisco Firepower is better. It was an easy transfer to this solution. We chose Cisco because of its trustworthy reputation. They're a big, recognized brand. The most important criteria that we consider when evaluating a solution are performance, administration, and price. View full review »
David Hartt
‎Senior Vice President at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
We've been using Cisco. Prior to this it was Cisco ASA. This was the next evolution. When selecting a vendor it is important that they have positive industry feedback, that they are a visionary leader. View full review »
Pablo Torrejon
Support Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We started with Cisco Firepower. View full review »
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