We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has improved our organization with its firewall."
"The solution is very easy to set up."
"It is easy to install and does not require any plugins for your browser."
"We use a lot of image upgrades. We take some 20 devices and then we update everything at once, including the policies. We apply policies for groups. For certain groups, like anti-viruses, we send out policies and apply them to every single device. It's really easy and simple."
"With Cisco Defense Orchestrator, we can manage the complete Cisco Security solution. It provides a simple and centralized way to manage all products."
"The most valuable feature is the Intrusion prevention."
"The price is okay. This said, the solution is certainly expensive in comparison with other cloud services."
"We could do only one-way NAT-ing, where the traffic comes from outside to internal, to Azure, which is fine. However, when we actually do NAT-ed traffic to hit the firewall, that way is not working."
"There should be a simple one-click deployment for a firewall, rather than a set of setup instructions that include steps such as the DNS configuration, et cetera."
"CDO doesn't have a report, an official report that I can check daily. It has another module called FTD, but it doesn't have that specifically for ASA. In the reporting, there are a lot of things that aren't there. There is also room for improvement in the daily monitoring."
"They can centralize all products and provide a correlation about an incident and the response. They can also provide an on-premises solution. Currently, Cisco Defense Orchestrator is just for cloud deployments, not for on-premises deployments. Customers have to manage it on the cloud. We are based in Vietnam, and most of the customers here prefer to have on-premises deployments. Customers, especially from banking and government sectors, do not prefer to do anything on the cloud. Some of the small enterprises use the cloud."
"They need to work on the user interface. It needs to be improved to make it more user-friendly."
"The solution is certainly expensive in comparison with other cloud services."
"If you compare to what is available on the market, they are in the same range with respect to pricing."
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Azure Firewall Manager is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters.
Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud based policy management solution to drive simple and consistent security policy across multiple Cisco security platforms.
Azure Firewall Manager is ranked 10th in Firewall Security Management with 3 reviews while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is ranked 8th in Firewall Security Management with 3 reviews. Azure Firewall Manager is rated 8.0, while Cisco Defense Orchestrator is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Azure Firewall Manager writes "Responsive support, scales well, and it is easy to install". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Defense Orchestrator writes "Restore history automatically prevents system crashes, but reporting and monitoring need work". Azure Firewall Manager is most compared with Palo Alto Networks Panorama, AWS Firewall Manager, Skybox Security Suite and Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, whereas Cisco Defense Orchestrator is most compared with AlgoSec, FireMon, Tufin, Palo Alto Networks Panorama and Skybox Security Suite. See our Azure Firewall Manager vs. Cisco Defense Orchestrator report.
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