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Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) is a firewall that provides capabilities beyond those of a standard firewall and delivers comprehensive, unified policy management of firewall functions, application control, threat prevention, and advanced malware protection from the network to the endpoint.
Cisco NGFW Firewalls include advanced threat defense capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small offices to high-performance data centers and service providers, and are deployed in leading private and public clouds. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco NGFW can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Cisco NGFW firewalls are also available with clustering for increased performance, high availability configurations, and more.
Key Features of Cisco NGFW Firewalls
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Cisco NGFW stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its extensive discovery abilities that enable you to constantly see what is happening on your network and take action when necessary, and the high level of protection it provides.
Mike B., a director of IT security at a wellness & fitness company, writes, "It is one of the fastest solutions, if not the fastest, in the security technology space. This gives us peace of mind knowing that as soon as a new attack comes online that we will be protected in short order. From that perspective, no one really comes close now to Firepower, which is hugely valuable to us from an upcoming new attack prevention perspective."
Zhulien K., the lead network security engineer at TechnoCore LTD, notes, " The most valuable feature that Cisco Firepower NGFW provides for us is the Intrusion policy. Again, with that being said, I cannot shy away from giving kudos to all of the other features such as AVC (Application Visibility and Control), SSL Decryption, Identity policy, Correlation policy, REST API, and more. All of the features that are incorporated in the Cisco Firepower NGFW are awesome and easy to configure if you know what you are doing. Things almost always work, unless you hit a bug, which is fixed with a simple software update. "
The VM-Series is a virtualized form factor of our next-generation firewall that can be deployed in a range of private and public cloud computing environments based on technologies from VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Citrix and KVM.
The VM-Series natively analyzes all traffic in a single pass to determine the application identity, the content within, and the user identity. These core elements of your business can then be used as integral components of your security policy, enabling you to improve your security efficacy through a positive control model and reduce your incident response time though complete visibility into applications across all ports.
In both private and public cloud environments, the VM-Series can be deployed as a perimeter gateway, an IPsec VPN termination point, and a segmentation gateway, protecting your workloads with application enablement and threat prevention policies.
Featuring comprehensive security capabilities, Venusense Unified Threat Management (UTM) products adopt the industry's most advanced multi-core, multi-thread computing architecture, traffic parsing engine, as well as integrated software design that includes basic security functions, such as firewall, anti-virus(AV), intrusion prevention (IPS), content filtering, application identification, anti-spam, IPSEC/SSL VPN, anti-DDoS system.
In addition, Venusense UTM also provides cloud-based security functions to protect against increasingly complex security threats as well as advanced centralized management solution and user friendly reporting.
-The high-performance enterprise-level firewall is based on the Intel multi-core structure.
-The firewall uses the policy matching elements such as application types, URLs, users, and time, to implement fine-granular access control.
-Configurations are implemented based on users. The configurations of multiple functions are combined into one policy, and one policy is configured for one user.
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is ranked 10th in Firewalls with 13 reviews while Venusense Unified Threat Management is ranked 11th in Unified Threat Management (UTM). Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is rated 8.6, while Venusense Unified Threat Management is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks VM-Series writes "An excellent solution for the right situations and businesses". On the other hand, Palo Alto Networks VM-Series is most compared with Azure Firewall, Cisco ASA Firewall, Fortinet FortiGate, Juniper SRX and Check Point CloudGuard Network Security, whereas Venusense Unified Threat Management is most compared with OPNsense.
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