Cisco IOS Security Primary Use Case

TonyMoore
CEO at Virtual Tech Computers Solutions
Some of our uses for this product are on-premise-based and then some are cloud-based. Mostly, we are cloud-based right now because we are getting away from physical architecture moving forward into the cloud as is Cisco. It allows going from considering CapEx (Capital Expenditure) to OpEx (Operating Expense, Operating Expenditure). That is one of the important things that it allows us to do. It is easier to have solutions cloud-based when it makes sense. All the updates and maintenance get taken care of on their side which is a benefit. On the cloud, we have both public and private services. It depends on what we are doing. If we have a client that is a hospital, they have got to be HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant. We also recommend private cloud services for some huge retailers that have to be PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant. We use it mostly just for prevention. Basically to prevent unauthorized use of network resources. They use it for routing capabilities, threat mitigation, worms, and viruses. A lot of times, it is used for the network application layer threat. View full review »
Javed Hashmi
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We basically use it for security. It can be used as the internet as well as the data center security firewall. View full review »
reviewer1074924
Networks Lead Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for endpoint security, to control access to our edge level. Basically, Cisco IOS checks the identity of each endpoint (printers, etc.). There's a specific group allowing the printer to immediately connect to the network. Also, if there is a laptop, for example, then the IOS will tell you, okay this is a laptop, please add the user name and password to access the network. Once it gets authenticated with IOS, they will still do something like posturing, checking the compliance list. For example, if a laptop doesn't have an updated antivirus or updated patches - if it's non-compliant with any one of those things, the system will reject it and isolate it in a special network, so it cannot access our network. View full review »
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Pete Fotopoulos
Managing Technical Consultant at NJA LLC
Our primary use is just as a firewall. That is pretty much it. View full review »
CHIMEZIE EMECHEBE
Solution Architect at Bilicha Technology
I use Cisco IOS Security. We install it for people. We have a very small network station. We don't use Cisco IOS Security very often, but we install it for clients. We use Cisco IOS Security mostly for routers to route off the firewall. It's a next-generation device. With firewalls, we can connect the solution for the mail cloud. We've deployed with Fortinet FortiGate. We don't use it much. We use Cisco IOS Security to manage for enterprise clients. Our primary use case for this solution is in the insurance industry. View full review »
FadilKadrat
Network Engineer at Banque des Mascareignes
I usually use it for GRE channels and VPNs. Is very stable and is a good solution. It has been stable. View full review »
Ralph Howard
Director Network Engineer at Therap Services
Our primary use case for this solution is internet security at the edge. View full review »
Salim Almusalhi
Network Engineer at PART
We use Cisco IOS for security prevention. It enables us to check the network. View full review »
Operatioa29e
Operational Risk Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it for routing and switching, VPNs, connectivity to some degree, and firewalls. View full review »
Omar Moran
Presales Engineer at IKUSI
We use this solution to connect branch offices and keep the security on each one. View full review »
Vikas Rana
Product Manager - Wireless / IT Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Since we do system integration, we have a lot of clients we deploy. There is not really a single case to point to because we have multiple clients. It depends and can vary from customer to customer. View full review »
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