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Real User
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is easy to use if you know how to set it up. The most valuable features are on the routing side, with the control between the two networks and the rules that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Firewalls are difficult, and this solution gives us outside access to connect with the customer's network and service them better. It makes us more efficient.

What needs improvement?

The inclusion of an autofill feature would improve the ease of commands. This solution would benefit from being more cost-effective.

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

With respect to the routers and switches, or the core stacks that we get, they seem to be pretty comparable so I don't have any issues with the licensing. Some of our… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our implementation of this solution was driven by the customer.

What other advice do I have?

With this solution, we have everything that we need. I don't know about other people's use cases, but ours is pretty straightforward. My advice to anybody researching this… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

While we have a partnership with Cisco, there are other products that have been used within the company. After evaluating other products such as those by Barracuda, it… more»
DonCheney
Real User
Senior Network Administrator at Washington Trust Bank
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The thing we've found most valuable is the efficiency. The firewalls are easy to configure and deploy. Overall it is an easy system to manage. Another valuable feature is just how granular we can get… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization has been improved by the solution because we can be assured that the firewall is secure. It gives us more flexibility to monitor other things. Because we have safe firewalls, we don't… more»

What needs improvement?

One way the product could be improved is if you could monitor more than one rule at a time. We only have the option to have one monitor window up at a time if you're trying to troubleshoot something… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previous to this we had just a normal firewall that I didn't like. It didn't provide enough.

What other advice do I have?

As far as rating this product, I would give it a nine out of ten. The only real drawbacks are the lack of multi-monitoring and not really having clear instructions prior to jumping in and implementing… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before selecting this as a solution we really didn't evaluate other options at all.
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Michael Collin
Reseller
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The web interface was easy for me. The configuration is logical, so it's easy to use and easy to understand how to protect, how to open a port, how to manage and how to route a device. That's why I prefer Cisco. It's robust and I never have issues with the hardware. That's why I choose Cisco and not… more»

What needs improvement?

The service could use a little more web filtering. If I compare it to Cyberoam, Cyberoam has more the web filtering, so if you want to block a website, it's easier in other solutions than in Cisco. I think in Cisco it's more complicated to do that, in my opinion. It could also use a better web… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I previously used Juniper before Cisco, but only for one year. I switched because my company only used Cisco.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise that If you want something robust, a good hardware solution, I think it's competitive and you have a good warranty, you have to choose Cisco. I would rate the solution 8 out of 10.
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 portfolio for the security business, with their own… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs better documentation for when we present solutions to non-technical people. They need to bring together all the information, across the various firewalls, so that… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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 with Cisco. They have all the network and engineered… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Juniper, Fortinet.
FranciscoLopez
Real User
Integration / Wireless Engineer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Jul 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate vertically.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has increased the visibility in our network.

What needs improvement?

There used to be information displayed about the packets in a module called Packet Flow, but it is no longer there. In order to accomplish the same thing you now have to… more»

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

The cost of this solution is high.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have always been using this same solution, but previous versions. We update them in trying to keep up with the amount of data coming through, such as more streaming.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product from a trustworthy vendor, but it is not perfect. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate another option, but we stayed with the Cisco solution because it's trustworthy.
SecSolArch32291
Real User
Security Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is its categorization because on the site and social media you are unified in the way they are there.

What needs improvement?

I see room for improvement when it comes to integrating all the devices into a central management system. Cisco doesn't provide this, but there are some good products in the market that can provide it. Apart from the cost, I think Cisco is quite well-positioned in the market. Also, in terms of site… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use Fortinet, but we switched because of the lack of integration.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten.

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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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