Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco IOS Security.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
I wish it would be more like the next generation firewall technology. There should be more selection between the application and filtering. I would appreciate updates to reporting, in terms of data entry.
I think setup could be one area for improvement. I would also like to see them add integration with cloud solutions like Umbrella, as well as some monitoring improvements. This would let us connect a new platform and cloud solution for a site.
In the next release of this solution, we would like to see support for the 100BT and 7000 models. We have experienced bugs in the solution.
External threats are changing every day, so there are new features coming in. We're more into the command line interface rather.
If they could increase the performance a little better because the device sometimes gets slow. If they could increase the performance it would be great.
With Cisco IOS, especially the routers, don't have like long-term tendency features, or high availability features available for the IOS. Also, it could use a better user interface.
We don't love everything about the product. For now, it's what we're using. It's okay. It is difficult to set up. The training is okay. The pricing is standard. It will be great if they can make it more easy to use the features. The interface is not user-friendly, but a normal IT technician can handle it. Most of the features only work with Cisco equipment. It's about connectivity. Most of their features are meant for Cisco. You cannot integrate them with any other vendor. Cisco needs to be more flexible with the integration of other solutions.
I think it's a complicated product. It is very complicated, especially in the design. If in some way you mess up the logic and design, you can really mess up and you will hate your life. The dashboard is actually very complicated. There's a lot of options. They don't need to do this. They need to make it more simple. Going to the direct point, showing what to do, where to configure, how to make the policy. They need to simplify the dashboard management more. Also, they need to improve the dashboard statistics. We need to see the statistics in a more organized way and clear. Reporting features, I think are also missing. It should be there. Maybe they need to add in posturing. Cisco is able to check if a device is updated or not. Taking action to isolate it outside the network, and then requesting automatically for the updates to that system would be helpful. It's something in automation they can improve.
There's a technology called SD-WAN that we would like to see. We are unable to handle multiple connections or to automatically load balance. I would like to have a feature that enables us to automatically prepare for load balancing.
I would like to see much more embedded security that works and that isn't a bolt-on.