2018-05-16T08:31:00Z

What do you like most about Cisco Firepower NGFW?


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What do you like most about Cisco Firepower NGFW?

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2020 Answers

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Real User

Firepower has been used for quite a few enterprise clients. Most of our clients are Fortune 500 and Firepower is used to improve their end to end firewall functionality.

2020-03-23T06:14:00Z
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Top 10Real User

With the FMC and the FirePOWERs, the ability to quickly replace a piece of hardware without having to have a network outage is useful. Also, the ability to replace a piece of equipment and deploy the config that the previous piece of equipment had is pretty useful.

2019-10-28T06:34:00Z
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Real User

The protection and security features, like URL filtering, the inspection, and the IPS feature, are also very valuable for us. We don't have IT staff at most of the sites so for us it's important to have a robust firewall at those sites

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We can easily track unauthorized users and see where traffic is going.

2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The IPS, as well as the malware features, are the two things that we use the most and they're very valuable.

2019-10-15T05:02:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features of Cisco firewalls are the IPS and IDS items. We find them very helpful. Those are the biggest things because we have some odd, custom-made products in our environment. What we've found through their IPS and IDS is that their vulnerability engines have caught things that are near-Zero-day items, inside of our network.

2019-09-27T04:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Once you add Firepower onto to it and you start enabling some of its features, you get some IDS/IPS involved with it and you can even do web filtering.

2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of the Firepower solution is FireSIGHT, which can be easily managed and is user-friendly.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

I like the way Firepower presents the data. It gives you two classifications for the evidence, something based on the priority of the evidence and another classification based on the impact of the evidence in your environment. This makes it very easy to spot the evidence that is most impactful to my environment. Instead of having to go through all the evidence based on that priority, I can focus on the evidence that has the most impact on my environment.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They wanted to leverage something which is equivalent that can give them the next gen features like application awareness and intrusion protection. So that is a major reason they were looking forward to this. The original ASA firewall did not have these features. This was the major reason the customer moved on to Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). Now they can go ahead and leverage those functionalities.

2019-05-13T08:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Cisco Firepower NGFW is really easy to use right now to determine when my file requires a shift from primary to secondary status, and it can be done with automation. Earlier we used to do this with patching.

2019-03-28T08:19:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Because of the deeper inspection it provides we have better security and sections that allow users broader access.

2019-02-21T08:22:00Z
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Real User

An eight because it's a good security solution. It's more mature than its competitors.

2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
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Real User

We chose Cisco because it had the full package that we were looking for.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Stability is perfect. I haven't had any problems.

2019-01-28T12:30:00Z
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Real User

The architecture of FTD is great because it has an in-depth coverage and because it uses the AVC, (Application, Visibility, and Control) and also rate limits. Also, the architecture of fast paths is great.

2019-01-22T09:53:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the IPsec VPN and web filtering.

2018-08-16T06:52:00Z
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Reseller

We can shift traffic, block certain content, or redirect policies.

2018-07-30T09:01:00Z
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Real User

The GUI is among the most valuable features,

2018-07-05T06:42:00Z
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Real User

Valuable features include DMZ segmentation, and IDS and IPS.

2018-05-16T08:31:00Z
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