Cisco IOS Security Valuable Features

President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com

I would say that the most valuable thing is probably the Application Visibility and Control which is how it controls the application traffic on the network. I like the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), the IOS content filtering, and the NAT network translation. I like the way it completely integrates branch offices in our perimeter security.  

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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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OM
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. It overlays on DMVPN tunnels and being able to secure these object-based tunnels is good because they perform significantly better than traditional IPsec tunnels.

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Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC

I think the multi-layered approach is valuable. Just the fact that it covers everything on the LSA (Local Security Authority) right up to layer 7, in-depth packet analysis, and all that. It covers everything we need it to without looking to secondary solutions.  

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Solution Architect at Bilicha Technology

We interpret the additional protection to be very important now. Cisco IOS Security is used with client mobile devices on the firewall.

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MV
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees

The product is quite mature. Cisco is well known within the industry.

The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is extremely integrated. The product basically comes with the firewall features including IPS, URL filtering, malware, et cetera. The integrated features are great.

The functionalities of the product are pretty good.

Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust.

The solution offers a good mix of features. You can always add more modules as you need to if you need even more features.

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ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The compatibility is high with many open protocols. We use it for Radiant. We use it for any kind of network access protocols as well. 

The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with. We find working with both the Command-Line and the Viewer very, very straightforward.

It's quite stable. We find it more stable than other options.

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Network Engineer at Banque des Mascareignes

The VPN is the most valuable feature. 

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RH
Director Network Engineer at Therap Services

The feature I find most valuable is that the solution doesn't really change from year to year. The basics are there and I have so much experience with it that it's easy to use. I also like the security this solution offers.

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Network Engineer at PART

I've found their network routing to be very good.

It is also stable, has good scalability and is easy to use. 

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OM
Presales Engineer at IKUSI

We can access control lists and VPN tunneling.

It gives us better efficiency.

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VR
Product Manager - Wireless / IT Support Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Defending the business processes.

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AL
Sr. Security and Enterprise Architect at a security firm with 11-50 employees

One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable.

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MN
Owner at it logic

One of the valuable features of the solution is its flexibility and it performs great.

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SH
Senior Engineer Data Center at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the support that we get.

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Learn what your peers think about Cisco IOS Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
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