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Cisco IOS Security Pros and Cons

Cisco IOS Security Pros

President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com
Completely integrates branch offices with perimeter security.
The capabilities for scalability with this product are huge
Cisco is head-and-shoulders above all of the competition when it comes to technical support.
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Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
The hardware is pretty stable. It's also a very good product performance-wise. Initially, it wasn't mature like a firewall and there were other leaders, but now they have included almost all the features of next-generation security. Basically, it's a good product to work with.
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OM
Field Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What I have used the most and received the most benefit from is the IPsec technology.
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Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
We are able to filter a lot of traffic especially when a lot of the traffic is in layer 7.
It covers everything we need it to without looking to secondary solutions.
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MV
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust.
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ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with.
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FH
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech company
The product is easy to use.
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AL
Sr. Security and Enterprise Architect at a security firm with 11-50 employees
One of the main features is that the hardware is extremely reliable.
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MN
Owner at it logic
One of the valuable features of the solution is its flexibility and it performs great.
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Customer Service & Support Manager at Natco Information technology
The technical is excellent.
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Cisco IOS Security Cons

President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com
The pricing is the only con for this product.
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Chief Technology Officer at Future Point Technologies
I would love it if it has a link-by-link feature, integration with Unified Threat Management (UTM), and load balancers. They haven't got any link-by-link feature right now, which can be a very attractive option. This link-by-link feature can also be made available for Cisco's UTM firewalls. The link-by-link feature is available in some of the other firewalls. Currently, integration with UTM is missing. Cisco IOS Security also doesn't have the load balancers and a few things that need to be done to get a good UTM firewall. Normally, other firewalls have UTM. As a next-generation firewall, it's good, but as a UTM, it has to do some work.
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OM
Field Solutions Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
With respect to user-friendliness, it is a command-line interface and those with such experience will get along just fine, whereas others may struggle.
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Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC
The user interface needs to be improved.
Signatures and other critical definitions need to be updated more frequently.
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MV
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees
The company needs to make its solution more affordable to make it more accessible to larger markets. Otherwise, it's seen as an enterprise-level solution that small or medium-sized organizations can't afford and therefore they won't even look at it.
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ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It would be ideal if the solution had more capacity.
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FH
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech company
There could be a bit more functions on offer that could make it easier to use.
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AL
Sr. Security and Enterprise Architect at a security firm with 11-50 employees
I think they should bring back remote VPN for users.
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MN
Owner at it logic
The configuration should be easier in the solution.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco IOS Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.