Next-Generation Firewalls

November 6, 2019

SECURITY

The death of the network perimeter and the firewall? Not so fast.

The importance of the firewall has become more relevant than ever before. Firewalling needs to be about delivering world-class security controls – the key elements for preventing, detecting, and stopping attacks faster and more accurately.

March 16, 2017

SECURITY

How to get started on programming Firepower using FMC APIs?

If you are reading this blog then you most likely understand that APIs allow inter-working among products. In the context of Firepower Management Center, the REST APIs allow programming of the Firepower devices to allow one to automatically provision devices, deploy policies and controls, and monitor device health. In this blog I will try to […]

October 3, 2016

SECURITY

Simpler NGFW Management – Lets You Get Home in Time for Dinner

Firepower Device Manager makes NGFW connectivity and protection as fast and easy as deploying routers and switches.

December 17, 2015

SECURITY

Threat-Focused NG-Firewall – Who Cares? Part 2

This is Part 2 of our blog series about NG-Firewalls. See Part 1 here. Part 2: Enter Threat-Focused NG-Firewall What does a Threat-focused NG-Firewall do differently? Just about everything. Let’s compare the most popular NGFW systems on the market (typical NGFW) with the Cisco Firepower NG-Firewall system, (a Threat-Focused NG-Firewall). If you consider the typical NGFW […]

December 15, 2015

SECURITY

Threat-Focused NG-Firewall – Who Cares? Part 1

Part 1: Rude Awakening Let us begin with some context in the form of a story. I live in a very bad part of town and I am always worried that my car is going to get stolen or broken into. So, I just invested over a thousand bucks in this awesome vehicle alarm and security […]

February 25, 2014

SECURITY

Cisco Announces OpenAppID – the Next Open Source ‘Game Changer’ in Cybersecurity

One of the big lessons I learned during the early days, when I was first creating Snort®, was that the open source model was an incredibly strong way to build great software and attack difficult problems in a way that the user community rallied around. I still see this as one of the chief strengths […]

November 21, 2013

SECURITY

Cisco Updates Its Next-Generation Firewall Management Application – Prime Security Manager

Cisco Prime Security Manager is a management application that was introduced in 2012 to manage Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls. It is built on Web 2.0 technologies and supports both single-device and multi-device manager form factors to help manage various features such as Application Visibility and Control (AVC), along with web security in a simple, light-weight, and scalable manner.