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SrSecAnalyst918
Real User
Sr. Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Centralized policy creation for URL, application, IPS, etc. It simplifies matters more than previously.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides centralized management. I would also add that URL, Malware and IPS built-in has been a great help as well.... more»

What needs improvement?

More centralization and simplification of product lines would help most engineers, but I think licensing is the key... more»

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

Read everything and track all your licenses. Research all options and maybe pick a few to PoC. It doesn’t hurt to trial... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, I used ASAs without FirePower; and unsure what my company used prior to that.

What other advice do I have?

Do research. FPMC is great for us but it requires a lot of time and attention.
ProductSpec1492
Real User
Product Specialist - Security Solutions at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 06 2017

What is most valuable?

During the first phase of use, it was an extra module on standard Cisco ASA firewalls. It then became a standalone... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The application and users visibility and control, along with a very powerful IPS and malware protection, enables our... more»

What needs improvement?

Some ASA known features are still missing, but are being added bit by bit in each new version release, such as: *... more»

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

It has a great performance to price value, compared to competitive solutions.

Which solutions did we use previously?

As a Cisco Gold Partner, we always proposed Cisco firewalls for our clients.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you tune your rules very well, as some clients just leave the firewall as it is and don't maintain the access... more»
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Anonymous User
Reseller
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
Apr 25 2018

What is most valuable?

All the visibility the device gives us as well as management and administration facilities.

How has it helped my organization?

As a reseller, because Cisco includes different companies like Sourcefire, Meraki, and Talos, I think Cisco has a good... more»

What needs improvement?

It needs better documentation for when we present solutions to non-technical people. They need to bring together all... more»

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

Cisco may be a little expensive but it has everything, and they support very well.

Which solutions did we use previously?

SonicWall.

What other advice do I have?

I think Cisco has all the solutions: switching, routing, security, they have wireless. You can cover all the devices... more»

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What is Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls?

Sourcefire Firewalls help ensure your network's availability and the security of your company's resources by protecting the network infrastructure against network- and application-layer attacks, viruses, and worms.
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