Cisco IOS Security Valuable Features

AL
Sr. Security and Enterprise Architect at a security firm with 11-50 employees

The best features include the Auto Secure script, port security, spanning-tree root and loop guard, 802.1x, DMVPN, GET VPN, SD-Access, and Secure SD-WAN.

The software offers plenty of security solutions that can work in the most sophisticated enterprise but also works well for small/mid-range enterprises.

A simple switch is able to run basic security as port security, limiting the MAC addresses allowed on a port, or by running a script you can set up ACL and some control plane policies to protect control and management planes and basic DoS protection.

The same software is able to work with sophisticated security options going from the basic 802.1x to MACSEC, NAC, and trustsec, and can be integrated with automation tools in order to do auto onboarding tasks (for wired devices), profiling, and more interesting security tasks.

It allows for easy traditional ISAKMP V1 or V2 VPN setups and has a very mature proprietary VPN flavor called DMVPN. DMVPN allows on-demand VPN establishment with minimal setup configuration involved and creates a pseudo full mesh (avoiding bottlenecks as a hub-spoke topology does). Dynamic VPN establishment allows spoke-to-spoke traffic flow on-demand, optimizing VoIP/SIP calls setting up direct tunnels among spokes, reducing latency compared with a hub/spoke topology.

Switch and router iOS can be automated and orchestrated with secure SD-WAN and SD-Access Cisco solutions. Having the iOS software is relevant for small and large enterprises; it works fine for all size networks.

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BS
Consultant at twigalpha

The VPN was valuable for us because more people are working from home. It has a lot of reporting and easy-to-use management tools.

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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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Bilal  Mustafa - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Specialist - MX Operations at Bank Alfalah Limited

In Pakistan, we only use Cisco because they have good local support infrastructure. Huawei and Fortinet don't offer direct support in Pakistan.

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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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TS
Director at Cros Elements LLC

We don't have a problem with the user interface and it is pretty user-friendly.

We don't mind the cost.

The security is very good. 

Cisco is very good, very powerful. 

It's a reliable, stable product in general. It's better than the competition. 

The product is easy to set up. 

It is a stable product.

We find the product to be scalable. 

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MY
User at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

Cisco products are very secure and integrate easily with other devices.

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SameerBali - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Architect at Syriatel Mobile Telecom

It is less expensive than alternative firewalls.

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YB
Pre-Sales at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Cisco IOS Security has many good features, but compared to other solutions, it has a more user-friendly interface with steps to apply and manage rules. Another good part of the solution is that it's more straightforward.

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MS
Senior Presale Agent

The most valuable feature of Cisco IOS Security is posturing.

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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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SM
Director at Nam Truong Son

The most valuable features of Cisco IOS Security are the plenty of functionality it provides, many people are IT certified the usage, and the user interface is good.

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