Cisco Next Generation Firewall

Firewalls have evolved beyond simple packet filtering and stateful inspection. Most companies are deploying next-generation firewalls to block modern threats such as advanced malware and application-layer attacks.Cisco NGFW sets the foundation for integrating powerful threat prevention capabilities into your existing network infrastructure, making the network a logical extension of your firewall solution.

Cisco NGFW Management

Gain unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.
Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.
Unleash the fill power of the Cisco integrated security architecture.
Get easy-to-use local firewall configuration and management for small-scale Cisco NGFW deployments.

Cisco Firepower

With the Cisco NGFW portfolio you gain stronger security posture, equipped with future ready, flexible management. Cisco offers a variety of management options tailored to meet your environment and business needs including:Firepower Device Manager (FDM), CiscoFirepower Management Center (FMC), and CiscoDefense Orchestrator (CDO).Cisco FDM is an on-device management solutionfor locally managing small-scale deployments.Cisco FMC is an on-premises solution for largedeployments to centrally manage security eventsand policies with rich reporting and local logging.CDO is a cloud-based security manager thatstreamlines security policies and devicemanagement across your extended network

Cisco Next Gen FIrewalls –Recommended Options

These are some of the recommendations for popular Palo Alto Network bundles and options available.

  • Firepower 1000 Series Delivering threat inspection performance from 650 Mbps to 3 Gbps, 1000 Series appliances are best suited for small- to medium-sized businesses and branch offices.
  • Firepower 2100 Series Delivering threat inspection performance from 2.3 Gbps to 9 Gbps, the 2100 Series is best suited for large branch offices as well as campus and data center Internet edge protection.
  • Firepower 4100 Series Offering high port density and support for 40-Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, low latency, and threat inspection throughput up to 45 Gbps, the 4100 Series is best suited or protecting high-performance campus and data center environments.
  • Firepower 9300 Series Delivering threat inspection throughput from 21 Gbps up to 153 Gbps, the carrier-grade Firepower 9300 is built for the most demanding data center and other high-performance environments.
  • ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services ASA 5500-X appliances combine robust hardware platforms with advanced threat inspection technologies to enable small to mid-sized organizations as well as branch offices stay protected against the latest threats.