Cisco Firepower NGFW ROI

reviewer1217634
Lead Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We have probably not seen ROI yet. These are licensed under Cisco ONE and you usually don't see a return on investment until the second set of hardware. We're still on our first set of hardware under this licensing. That said, our ASAs were ready to go end-of-life. The return on investment there is that we don't have end-of-life hardware in our data center. That return was pretty immediate. View full review »
JoshuaThums
Network Administration Lead at Forest County Potawatomi Community
We have absolutely seen return on our investment. For example, before Cisco started doing the AMP for Endpoints, just as an example of Cisco security overall, we had Norton Antivirus on all of our workstations and we ran McAfee across all our servers. Our helpdesk and support staff were cleaning up anywhere from six to 13 malware-infested PCs a week. It was a full-time job for two individuals going around and continuously cleaning these, even though we had McAfee and Norton, which are supposedly some of the better ones out there. After deploying AMP, we might have one incident every three months that our helpdesk or support has to deal with. We freed up two full-time individuals. AMP definitely has a cost, but then you look at the cost to end-users of not being able to use their PCs, or of the payroll department not being able to run their reports for payroll because the PC is too slow because it's infected with malware. So not only was there the cost of the two IT resources we gained, but other departments also gained hours back by not losing their PCs and devices. View full review »
Dave Cooper
Network Engineer at CoVantage Credit Union
The return on investment would be the fact that I'm just not spending a lot of time either searching for things or trying to stop what's coming in and out of our network. The return on investment is the time I would have to spend during the day looking at things versus it proactively doing its job. View full review »
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PaulChauchis
Security Architect
ROI is a difficult question. We have never done the calculations, but I would say we see ROI because of some security concerns we stopped. View full review »
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