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Cisco IOS Security Valuable Features

President at www.virtualtechsolutionsusa.com

I would say that the most valuable thing is probably the Application Visibility and Control which is how it controls the application traffic on the network. I like the IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), the IOS content filtering, and the NAT network translation. I like the way it completely integrates branch offices in our perimeter security.  

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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. It overlays on DMVPN tunnels and being able to secure these object-based tunnels is good because they perform significantly better than traditional IPsec tunnels.

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Vice President - Network and Infrastructure at NJA LLC

I think the multi-layered approach is valuable. Just the fact that it covers everything on the LSA (Local Security Authority) right up to layer 7, in-depth packet analysis, and all that. 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

The product is quite mature. Cisco is well known within the industry.

The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is extremely integrated. The product basically comes with the firewall features including IPS, URL filtering, malware, et cetera. The integrated features are great.

The functionalities of the product are pretty good.

Cisco has always been a premium product. There's a lot of other entry-level solutions. This is more robust.

The solution offers a good mix of features. You can always add more modules as you need to if you need even more features.

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ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The compatibility is high with many open protocols. We use it for Radiant. We use it for any kind of network access protocols as well. 

The solution is very user-friendly and easy to deal with. We find working with both the Command-Line and the Viewer very, very straightforward.

It's quite stable. We find it more stable than other options.

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FH
Cyber Security Engineer at a tech company

Overall, the devices are very good and reliable.

The product is easy to use.

It's quite a stable solution.

The installation process is easy.

Technical support has always been very good.

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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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Learn what your peers think about Cisco IOS Security. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
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