Cisco IOS Security Pros and Cons

Cisco IOS Security Pros

TonyMoore
President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com
Completely integrates branch offices with perimeter security.
The capabilities for scalability with this product are huge
Cisco is head-and-shoulders above all of the competition when it comes to technical support.
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Javed Hashmi
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The hardware is pretty stable. It's also a very good product performance-wise. Initially, it wasn't mature like a firewall and there were other leaders, but now they have included almost all the features of next-generation security. Basically, it's a good product to work with.
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reviewer1074924
Networks Lead Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, anyone in the organization would see any data point in the wall. They could just go and connect their machine with that data point and could access the network. But now, even if someone came and tried that, they will not be given access.
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reviewer1296726
Field Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I have used the most and received the most benefit from is the IPsec technology.
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Pete Fotopoulos
Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
We are able to filter a lot of traffic especially when a lot of the traffic is in layer 7.
It covers everything we need it to without looking to secondary solutions.
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CHIMEZIE EMECHEBE
Solution Architect at Bilicha Technology
We use Cisco IOS Security mostly for routers to route off the firewall. It's a next-generation device.
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reviewer1063173
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust.
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reviewer1256787
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with.
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Fadil Kadrat
Network Engineer at Banque des Mascareignes
The VPN is the most valuable feature.
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Ralph Howard
Director Network Engineer at Therap Services
The stability of this solution is excellent.
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Cisco IOS Security Cons

TonyMoore
President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com
The pricing is the only con for this product.
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Javed Hashmi
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would love it if it has a link-by-link feature, integration with Unified Threat Management (UTM), and load balancers. They haven't got any link-by-link feature right now, which can be a very attractive option. This link-by-link feature can also be made available for Cisco's UTM firewalls. The link-by-link feature is available in some of the other firewalls. Currently, integration with UTM is missing. Cisco IOS Security also doesn't have the load balancers and a few things that need to be done to get a good UTM firewall. Normally, other firewalls have UTM. As a next-generation firewall, it's good, but as a UTM, it has to do some work.
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reviewer1074924
Networks Lead Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a very bad experience on the support. They take too much time requesting logs, and they are not coming directly online to resolve the issues.
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reviewer1296726
Field Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With respect to user-friendliness, it is a command-line interface and those with such experience will get along just fine, whereas others may struggle.
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Pete Fotopoulos
Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
The user interface needs to be improved.
Signatures and other critical definitions need to be updated more frequently.
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CHIMEZIE EMECHEBE
Solution Architect at Bilicha Technology
Most of their features are meant for Cisco. You cannot integrate them with any other vendor.
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reviewer1063173
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution that small or medium-sized organizations can't afford and therefore they won't even look at it.
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reviewer1256787
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It would be ideal if the solution had more capacity.
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Fadil Kadrat
Network Engineer at Banque des Mascareignes
The routers, don't have like long-term tendency features, or higher availability features available for the IOS. It could also use a better user interface.
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Salim Almusalhi
Network Engineer at PART
I wish it would be more like the next generation firewall technology. There should be more selection between the application and filtering.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco IOS Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
502,275 professionals have used our research since 2012.