Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls Competitors and Alternatives

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Pavan Tipirneni
Real User
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

AWS has improved our agility to apply firewall rules. It has reduced the amount of time that it takes to apply firewall... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it mostly for the firewall and its ability to work in AWS. That is why we like it.

What needs improvement?

We still need to understand what are the best practices which we need to implement. We also don't know how it will... more»

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

We found purchasing process the product on the AWS Marketplace to be very good. We used the AWS Marketplace because we... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using a lot of Cisco firewalls before. We switched because we wanted what works best in the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend to try it out.
NetworkAdmin77
Real User
Network Administrator at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Feb 21 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use and troubleshooting. * Very easy to quickly identify issues and resolve them. * Add-on features such as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Much quicker deployment, ease of troubleshooting and better cost compared to our previous solution.

What needs improvement?

Can be underpowered if you choose to use all available add-on features. Just be careful when sizing your unit. Make... more»

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

Pricing is good. Licensing is pretty much automatic if using Control Center.

Which solutions did we use previously?

This product was much easier to deploy, manage and troubleshoot than my previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a nine out of 10 due to its ease of installation, great technical support, very intuitive user interface, and... more»
LuisFuentes
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator/Network Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 19 2017

What is most valuable?

* App-ID * Easy migration * Credential-based attack prevention * PBF easily configured * Whole team can use the firewall and understand it

How has it helped my organization?

* Much more visibility during an attack lifecycle; found a lot of infected hosts and vulnerabilities.

What needs improvement?

The GUI is better in 8.0, but I still feel it lacks the fast response most of us desire. Logs are much quicker.

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

It IS a bit expensive, but I think you get what you pay for. Value is there.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used legacy Cisco ASA. We switched because it was buggy and had no visibility; it was not easy for the rest of my team to use.

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