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Cisco Secure Firewall

Intelligent control points everywhere, with unified policy and threat visibility.

Secure Firewall: What's new

Industry recognition

Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

Cisco Secure Firewall earns an exclusive award for excellence in the global network firewall market in 2021.

SE Labs Best NGFW Award

SE Labs has named Cisco Secure Firewall, exclusively, as Best Next Generation Firewall in its 2021 annual report.

Why Cisco Secure Firewall?

Cisco Secure Firewall is foundational to the industry’s most complete and open security platform.

World-class security controls

Defending networks against increasingly sophisticated threats requires industry-leading intelligence and consistent protections everywhere. Improve your security posture today with Cisco Secure Firewall.

Consistent policy and visibility

As networks become more interconnected, achieving comprehensive threat visibility and consistent policy management is difficult. Simplify security management and gain visibility across distributed and hybrid networks.

Integrate network and security

Cisco Secure Firewall sets the foundation for integrating powerful threat prevention capabilities into your existing network infrastructure, making the network a logical extension of your firewall solution.

Cisco named a leader

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

The firewall at your security platform's core

Choose your firewall

Firepower 1000 Series

For SMB and branch offices. Simplified Cisco Defense Orchestrator management saves you administration time so you can spend more driving your business forward.

Firepower 2100 Series

For large branch, commercial and enterprise needs. Select the management option that suits your environment and how you work. 

Firepower 4100 Series

For large campus and data center, create logical firewalls for deployment flexibility, inspect encrypted web traffic, protect against DDoS attacks, cluster devices for performance and high availability, scalable VPNs, block network intrusions, and more.

Firepower 9300

For service providers and high-performance data centers, this carrier-grade modular platform enables the creation of separate logical firewalls and scalable VPNs, inspects encrypted web traffic, protects against DDoS attacks, clusters devices for performance and high availability, blocks network intrusions, and more.

Virtual firewalls for private cloud and public cloud

Secure Firewall Threat Defense Virtual and ASA Virtual deliver consistent, automated policies across physical and cloud environments with centralized management, deep visibility for advanced threat detection, and protection across cloud environments.

Cisco Secure ISA 3000

Enforce consistent security policies across OT and IT environments. Our industrial security appliance (ISA) extends the network as a sensor and enforcer to IoT environments for multi-industry operations and regulatory compliance.

ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5500-X appliances combine robust hardware platforms with advanced threat inspection technologies to enable small to mid-sized organizations as well as branch offices stay protected against the latest threats.


Cisco Secure Firewall Cloud Native

Our developer-friendly firewall solution delivers granular controls. Orchestrated by Kubernetes, it offers scalable and resilient security services, enabling security at the speed of business.

Secure IPS

Explore Secure IPS

With Cisco Secure IPS (formerly NGIPS) you get comprehensive and consistent threat protection.

Snort 3.0 GA is available

Learn more about Snort 3's improvements and new features, and check out our quick breakdown here.

Management and analytics

Secure Firewall Management Center

Provides unified management of firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and malware defense. 

Defense Orchestrator

Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.

Security Analytics and Logging

Scalable log management with advanced analytics means faster time to detection.

Give your firewall the SecureX advantage

Unlock more value from your firewall with the built-in Cisco SecureX platform for a more consistent experience that unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens your security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.

ThreatWise TV firewall episodes

Hear what Forrester says are the three keys to vendor success in the Firewall market, and how Cisco stacks up.

See how Cisco Secure Firewall with SecureX automates rapid alerting, investigation, and response.

Watch how SecureX with Cisco Talos and third-party vulnerability sources simplify the hunt.

Customer reviews

Reviews at Gartner

Read Gartner Peer Insights reviews on Cisco Secure Firewall.

Easy VPN

Improve your network security and workforce productivity with Cisco Secure Firewall, AnyConnect, and Duo.

Customer success stories

Cisco firewalls in the cloud

Festo was able to support 14,000 remote workers worldwide after innovating with Cisco virtual firewalls on AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Transitioning to work from home (WFH)

Learn how Alvarez and Marsal, a business consulting company out of Texas, leveraged Cisco Secure Firewalls to get more processing capacity to support their employees working from home.

Recommended content

Cisco Secure Firewall YouTube channel

Visit our YouTube channel to watch more videos about Cisco Secure Firewall

Cisco named a leader

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

Join our community

Join your peers and Cisco experts in the Cisco Secure Firewalls Community.

Upgrade to Cisco Secure Firewall

Migrate from legacy to superior threat detection and prevention with Cisco Secure Firewall.

Cisco Secure Awareness Training

Cyber criminals know that employees can be exploited. Cisco Secure Awareness Training educates users to work smarter and safer, strengthening your security approach.

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.

The choice is simple

Cisco Secure products are simple to use, simple to choose. Now they've never been simpler to buy. With the Choice Enterprise Agreement buy only what you need and manage it in a single agreement. Your security works together against attacks.

Security that works for you

You don't have to be an expert in security to protect your business. A simple unified security platform can keep you humming along.

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