Requirements for Midsized NGFWs
Discover the top three requirements when evaluating NGFWs for small and medium businesses.
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SMBs and distributed enterprises are high-value targets for cyber criminals. They face costly threats that jeopardize corporate secrets, intellectual property, and customer data. And they've become an unknowing entry point for attacks against larger organizations they sell to, partner with, and buy from. These factors create a need for advanced threat defense.
SMBs and distributed enterprises have been underserved by inferior next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and unified threat management (UTM) systems. Cisco offers advanced threat defense in a range of form factors specifically designed for your unique needs.
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Application Visibility and Control (AVC) supports more than 3000 application-layer and risk-based controls. For example, you can make social media applications read-only to enforce policies and enable compliance with regulations like Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and HIPAA.
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client features always-on, application-level VPN. In addition, Cisco ASA supports Cisco AnyConnect mobile and native Android and iOS VPN clients.
NGIPS delivers complete contextual awareness, full visibility, and control of users, devices, applications, and content, to provide industry-leading threat prevention.
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) provides an industry-leading ability to discover, understand, stop, and remediate malware and emerging threats missed by other security layers.
Reputation-based URL filtering blocks high-risk web addresses. Cisco URL filtering accurately analyzes URLs and associates a reputation score for each one, helping users avoid high-risk web addresses.
Small desktop form factors are appropriately sized and affordably priced for smaller and midsized company budgets.
New Cisco NGFW models for SMBs provide the same superior threat protection technologies as larger Cisco ASA 5500-X Series NGFWs, which achieved the highest security efficacy rating in the NSS Labs 2014 Next-Generation Firewall Security Value Map.
With exceptional visibility and control and automatic prioritization of threats, false-positive alerts that would otherwise overwhelm staff time can be managed efficiently. The result is reduced manpower effort, and a low total cost of ownership.
A desktop model with an integrated wireless access point is available to reduce cost and complexity of managing multiple devices in your network.
A ruggedized model has also been designed for industrial or critical infrastructure applications. It features an extended operating temperature range and flexible deployment options, including desktop, wall mount, din rail, or rack mount.
Flexible Management Options
- Integrated on-device management is included for single-instance deployments.
- Centralized management, with Cisco FireSIGHT Management System, is available as a virtualized or physical appliance.
- Detailed reporting on indicators of compromise and threats are available, regardless of management option.
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