Cisco IOS Security Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

Filter by:
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Search:
Showingreviews based on the current filters. Reset all filters
Dmitriy Ronkin
Real User
Networking Specialist at Transportation
Mar 06 2017

What is most valuable?

EEM (Embedded Event Manager) is a software component of Cisco IOS. I found that EEM is a handy feature [but it is an underdog for the end user] if fine tuning of monitoring is required or if you would… more »

How has it helped my organization?

* Increased monitoring level for KPIs normally not tracked by network management systems. * Ability to correlate events and report back in a predefined format/customized message on the switch. *… more »

What needs improvement?

* Tailored monitoring/notifications and some sort of added intelligence moved now to the edge of the network. (Actually, it could be done at any point of network: core, distribution, or access.)

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No licenses but what comes with the features of IOS.

What other advice do I have?

The competition (like Juniper) do offer similar approaches (scripting capabilities, but I did not look into the details). The question is that in many cases, users are not extending their expertise to… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we evaluated other options. I looked for a tailored solution.
Vendor
Network Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 06 2013

What is most valuable?

1. Cisco IOS Security feature provides key features such as AAA, VPN, IPsec, content filtering, IPS, etc in all IOS based Cisco devices. 2. I like it because they include powerful security features that come with all Cisco Router and Switch from low to higher end. 3. It helped me to convert my Cisco router into a zone-based policy firewall. 4. It helped me to implement port security at my switch… more »

What needs improvement?

1. IOS security related IPS facility is not as strong as Cisco ASA and the signature file of IPS does not update automatically like Cisco ASA. 2. When I converted the Cisco router into a zone-based firewall, CPU utilization shot up and slowed down network performance.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco IOS security feature is the most robust and simple security facility which nice and small to implement. It helped me protect my network from external and internal attack.
Learn what your peers think about Cisco IOS Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
437,557 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Vendor
Infrastructure Expert at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 30 2012

What is most valuable?

Cisco IOS is the best OS for Cisco routers and switches. There are a lot of plus points of using Cisco IOS. A brief introduction about them are as follows.AAA- Cisco IOS has a lot advantages while using AAA. It can use various encryption services which also includes EAP with Radius.Firewall- You can use Cisco IOS Advance IP Services for creating Zone based firewalls on Cisco Routers.TCP Intercept-… more »

What needs improvement?

It is very hard to find any limitations of this OS Still when you use this as Zone based firewall you can see its limitations. You need to restrict traffic with ACL, which is fine but you need to create too many ACLs. Hence management of ACLs is a tedious task. Works better with TACACS+ which is Cisco proprietary. WAN connectivity is difficult on a router which is running IOS Security.

What other advice do I have?

The best OS from my point of view in Cisco IOS is Advanced IP Services. This OS has changed the definition of network security by using the router. The use of VPN concentrator is coming to an end because this OS can handle any kind of VPN using the router, so no need of VPN concentrators.

What is Cisco IOS Security?

Cisco IOS Software delivers a sophisticated set of security capabilities for a comprehensive, layered security approach throughout your network infrastructure. Cisco IOS security technologies help to defend critical business processes against attack and disruption, protect privacy, and support policy and regulatory compliance controls.
Also known as
IOS Security
Cisco IOS Security customers
Arup Group, Brunel University London, City of Biel, Gobierno de Castilla-La Mancha, K&L Gates , New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Offshore Northern Seas, Transplace
BUYER'S GUIDE
Download our free Cisco IOS Security Report and get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions.