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Virtual Firewalls for Public Cloud

Consistent security for public cloud

Cisco virtual firewalls seamlessly extend Cisco's industry-leading security to protect your applications and data in AWS and Microsoft Azure environments. Enjoy consistent, automated policies across physical and cloud environments, central management, and deep visibility for advanced threat detection and protection.

Cisco named a leader

Forrester has named Cisco a leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020.

Why Cisco virtual firewalls?

World-class security controls

Extend Cisco's industry-leading threat intelligence and protection to your public cloud.

Consistent policy and visibility

Gain control across your environments with consistent security policies and deep visibility.

Integrate network and security

Seamlessly extend your security architecture into your public cloud.

Features and benefits

Consistent security everywhere

Enjoy consistent enforcement and threat inspection across your public clouds (AWS and Microsoft Azure), physical and virtual data centers, software-defined networks (SDN), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Enhance micro-segmentation with advanced threat capabilities to protect against lateral network intrusions (east-west traffic).

Centralized management and deep visibility

Streamlined policy management along with automated risk ranking and impact flags are provided by our deep visibility into your applications, data, and users, reducing event volume so you can quickly prioritize threats and take action. Share intelligence, context, and policies across Cisco security solutions.

High-performance, scalable security

A scalable VPN securely connects web, data center, and applications--ideal for remote workers and multi-tenant environments. Inspect encrypted traffic, detect and block network intrusions with next-generation IPS (NGIPS), protect against malware, and utilize advanced URL filtering. Auto scaling provides automatic scale-in or scale-out of firewalls for performance and resilience (active/active).    

World-class threat intelligence

Cisco Talos, the largest threat intelligence team in the world, is comprised of world-class researchers and engineers. Industry-leading visibility provides rapid detection and protection for Cisco customers against known and emerging threats.

Unified management and integrated solutions

Enjoy unified management with Cisco Defense Orchestrator along with integration across Cisco’s broad portfolio including Application Visibility and ControlNGIPSAdvanced Malware ProtectionIdentity Services EngineTetration, and Cisco Threat Response.

A simplified platform experience

Connect Cisco's integrated security portfolio to your existing infrastructure with Cisco SecureX and gain a consistent experience that unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens your security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.

Cisco Demo Zone

Looking to experience Cisco Security products, software, or solutions? From audio podcasts to product walk-throughs, explore everything our demos have to offer.

Cisco Network Security Health Check

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Firepower Management Center

Delivers unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.

Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems

Get the visibility, automation, flexibility, and scalability you need to defeat the latest threats.

Cisco SecureX

SecureX can simplify and strengthen your security with a truly integrated platform experience.

Advanced Malware Protection

Discover, track, contain, and block network-based advanced malware, attacks, and threats.

Cisco Threat Response

Unleash the full power of the Cisco integrated security architecture

Customer success stories

Protecting students with integrated security tools

“Firepower NGFW enabled us to proactively block threats we weren't blocking before, troubleshoot faster and easier, and know with unprecedented specificity how we're protecting our students against threats.”

-Chris Langford, Director of Network, Infrastructure, and Cyber Security, Lewisville ISD

Managing security at scale with Defense Orchestrator and Threat Response

“With Cisco Defense Orchestrator we can manage all of the security appliances and devices in one location, from one control panel.”

-Aaron Hackney, Principal Architect, Rackspace

Cisco firewalls simplify security management for college district

“Cisco Defense Orchestrator makes firewall builds, management, visibility, and auditing infinitely easier. Things that take 10 minutes in [Defense Orchestrator] take a day or more without it.”

-Mike Muzinich, Senior IT Network Administrator, Los Rios Community College District

Let the experts secure your network with Cisco Services

Cisco offers a wide array of advisory, implementation, managed, technical, and optimization services to help you protect your business.

Cisco virtual firewalls on AWS

These new featured resources will help you to quickly deploy on AWS cloud.

Cisco ASAv RA-VPN on AWS Quick Start guide

Learn how to deploy Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) firewalls for scalable, remote access VPNs on AWS cloud in 20 minutes.

See how the Cisco Security integrated portfolio protects your data, workloads, and applications on the AWS cloud.

Learn how Cisco scalable remote access VPN firewall solutions integrate with AWS Transit Gateway on AWS cloud.

Learn about scalable VPN load balancing for Cisco ASAv and NGFWv firewalls with Amazon Route 53 DNS on AWS cloud.

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