Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls Room for Improvement

GeorgesSamaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Some ASA known features are still missing, but are being added bit by bit in each new version release, such as: * Remote Access VPN (the last release only supported the 2100 series): The next firewall model version is expected to support Remote Access VPN in the next software release in July 2017. * Virtualization of the appliance (multiple contexts) is still missing. * You always need an external management system, the onboard one is not very good. You have to use FMC, FirePOWER Management Center, as external software. There's always an add-on, whereas all the competition has an onboard management interface. I would like to see more integration with third-party devices in general. There is great integration with Cisco devices, but there's not much integration with third-party devices. View full review »
SrSecAnalyst918
Sr. Security Analyst with 1,001-5,000 employees
More centralization and simplification of product lines would help most engineers, but I think licensing is the key here. Most organizations won’t pay the money to have ELA licensing, so all the individual licenses for these products can be overwhelming. Plus, they never really synch for expiration time. This is mainly due to reliance on other Cisco products and licensing. For example, Palo Alto includes several features in one whereas Cisco requires multiples. However, I still think Cisco offers great products but to get a "10" they might consolidate devices or simplify licensing. View full review »
SalesEng9a3
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
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 we can more clearly explain them. Also, pricing could be better. View full review »

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