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Next-Generation Firewalls

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

Cisco is a firewall leader

Gartner has named Cisco a leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls.

Why Cisco firewalls?

Cisco firewalls are 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 firewalls.

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 firewalls set the foundation for integrating powerful threat prevention capabilities into your existing network infrastructure, making the network a logical extension of your firewall solution.

The firewall at your security platform's core

Choose your firewall

Firepower 1000 Series

For SMB and branch offices. Simplified Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO) 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

Virtual firewalls protect your data and applications, enhancing microsegmentation by adding advanced threat detection and protection across VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, and KVM environments with consistent security policies, deep visibility, and centralized control.

Virtual firewalls for public cloud

Easily extend your data center to public cloud while protecting your data and applications across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure environments with automated and consistent security policies, deep visibility, and centralized control.

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 Meraki MX Series

Meraki MX appliances bring cloud-managed networking and unified threat management security to help small and medium-sized businesses and branch offices secure their assets, data and users.

Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System

With NGIPS you get comprehensive and consistent threat protection.


Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.

Firepower Management Center

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

Firepower Device Manager

Get easy-to-use local firewall configuration and management for small-scale Cisco NGFW deployments.

Cisco Threat Response

Unleash the fill power of the Cisco integrated security architecture.

Introducing Cisco SecureX

If your teams spend too much time stitching together point solutions, SecureX can simplify and strengthen your security with a truly integrated platform experience.

Cisco NGFW, Cisco AnyConnect, and Duo MFA

Improve your network security and workforce productivity with one easy-to-use solution.

Customer success stories

Protecting 24/7 food manufacturing

Cisco security helps SugarCreek maintain uptime for six manufacturing facilities and the data center.

Fighting cyberfires with Cisco firewalls

Austrian Firefighters depend on Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewalls to protect their data and stop threats fast.

Protecting students with integrated security tools

Lewisville Independent School District deploys Cisco next-generation firewalls and other security tools to protect 53,000 students and 6000 staff.

Recommended content

Next-generation firewall setup

These resources will help you in setting up your next-generation firewall.

A firewall leader

Gartner has named Cisco a leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls.

Join our community

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

Upgrade to Cisco NGFW

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

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 Security Choice Enterprise Agreement has never been so flexible. It's easy to manage to help you respond faster to security challenges.


Resource type Description
At-a-Glance Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall At-a-Glance
Consolidate multiple security layers in a single platform, eliminating the cost of buying and managing multiple solutions. This integrated approach combines best-in-class security technology with multilayer protection integrated in a single device that’s less costly than piecemeal security solutions.
Case study Customer success stories
Learn how Cisco next-generation firewalls are helping these companies better protect their customers, employees, and brands.
Community Cisco Firewalls community
Join your peers and Cisco experts in the Cisco Firewalls community. Get valuable resources, ask questions, and share your expertise.
Data sheet NGFW data sheet
Cisco Firepower NGFW helps you prevent breaches, get visibility to stop threats fast, and automate operations to save time.
Expert insights Subscribe to the Cisco Security Newsletter
Stay up to date on all things security from Cisco.
Interactive e-book Cisco Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
Explore the three key ingredients in the Cisco NGFW and earn how to prevent breaches, get deep visibility to detect and stop threats fast, and automate your network and security operations to save time and work smarter.
Overview What is a next-generation firewall?
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a network security device that provides capabilities beyond a traditional, stateful firewall.
Support Your next-generation firewall setup page
These resources will assist you in setting up your next-generation firewall, starting with onboarding.
Solution overview Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall solution overview
Prevent breaches, get deep visibility to detect and stop threats fast, and automate your network and security operations to save time and work smarter.
Third-party report A firewall leader
Gartner has named Cisco a leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls.
Third-party report Featured Gartner speaker on Firewalls
Gartner Analyst Nat Smith and Cisco SVP Gee Rittenhouse discuss the latest trends in firewalls.
Third-party report Ovum Market Radar: Next-generation firewall platforms
Ovum details the capabilities of a "new" generation of NGFW platforms, explains how enterprises can benefit from the technological and market evolution, and delineates each NGFW vendor's strengths and weaknesses.
Tools Cisco NGFW Migration Tool
You have a Cisco ASA stateful firewall and want to migrate to a new Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall. Get our tool to make the move easy, and see how to use it.
White paper The Future of the Firewall
Learn about the evolution of network security and what it will take to protect an organization’s environment for the future.
White papers Technical white papers
Gain insight into Firepower NGFW best practices in appliance monitoring, public cloud designs, identity controls and Multi-instance performance.

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Security that works for you

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