4 out of 5 (10 Ratings)

8 Verified Reviews


Cisco in the Data Center

Our main infrastructure is Cisco.

Virtual Next-Generation IPS (NGIPSv) for VMware

Use an expert third party for implementation

The product is good but there are some bugs. Support from Cisco was spotty at best.


integation is key

great integration with other cisco security solutions


Cisco's Product Implementation and Dedication to Customer Success Reason to Buy Firepower

We developed a close relationship with the vendor early on. This was initially Sourcefire. We were able to maintain a good relationship with them through the acquisition through Cisco. The implementation of the initial IDP deployment went well and we used Sourcefire professional services. We were able to leverage new technology such as FireAMP (Cisco AMP) as well as the Firepower NGFW/IPS in blocking mode while working closely with Sourcefire/Cisco. The tight integration between products makes allows for better security insight.


Implementation is easy whereas customization and tuning the solution can be challenging.

Vendor has been very proactive in maintaining a positive relationship. The product differentiator for us is the ability to deploy custom rules based on SNORT. However, the GUI is pretty dated and we have had some support requests that have taken longer to resolve than we would like. This is mainly due to the service level (Bronze) we currently have with the vendor.


Implementation was easy, but version 6 does not currently support HA.

SourceFire was easy to implement. I wish I had known that version 6 does not yet support HA. SourceFire is a solid IDS solution.


Implementation was straightforward. Took some support to learn the features.

Vendor sold us support to assist with the installation which went well. We used them for the more difficult aspects along with some OJT.


Good product, support needs work.

Generally, a good product, though we had a few issues with support services.