Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls Initial Setup

GeorgesSamaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The setup was straightforward. A new Cisco FTD can be set up and running in a couple of hours. If you're used to firewalls you can quickly get along with it. There is nothing complicated. The time deploy is short. But the time to tune and create the policies involves a learning phase. Traffic changes over time, so the tuning for firewall rules has to be as granular as possible takes a bit of time. But to deploy you can go live is fast. The strategy is to start with high-level security policies and then monitor the traffic and the applications affected. Then on the detection logs, create more granular rules. View full review »
SrSecAnalyst918
Sr. Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, setup was half-and-half. In one update run I missed the step that discusses how the ASA and ASDM need to be on a specific patch prior to upgrading the SFR. FPMC attempted to push the new update to the devices regardless of this mismatch that caused FPMC to loose communication. I had to downgrade the SFR all the way back to v5.4.1 before I could install the latest version. You also have to step through several updates before you are done, so that can be tedious as well. View full review »
SalesEng9a3
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
For some things it is very easy, but configuring other things is a little complex. It depends on the use case. View full review »
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