Cisco Secure Firewall 7.x

Cisco Secure Firewall 7.x

By integrating new features and developments into Cisco Secure Firewalls, Cisco Secure Firewalls deliver enhanced network protection against increasingly complex and evolving threats.

Cisco's security infrastructure is both flexible and integrated, enabling you to provide the strongest security posture possible for today and tomorrow.

Cisco enables you to extend your firewall solution to your existing network infrastructure, so you can deploy world-class security controls everywhere you need them, from your data center to your branch offices to your cloud environments.

Fig 1.1- Cisco Secure Firewall

You can protect against even the most sophisticated threats by investing in a Secure Firewall appliance today without compromising performance when inspecting encrypted traffic.

Furthermore, Cisco security products can be seamlessly integrated with third-party products, providing a comprehensive portfolio of security products that can be used together to correlate disconnected events, eliminate noise, and stop threats quickly.

Cisco Secure Firewall Management

Now, you've probably heard a lot of talk about how these Cisco ASAs are managed by ADSM and FMC. You may control your Cisco Secure firewalls in a number of ways. Here are your options:

  • Cisco Secure Firewall Device Manager: Locally manages a single firewall; on-device administration solution for Firewall Threat Defense.
  • Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center: Manages a large-scale firewall implementation; available in on-premises, private cloud, public cloud, and software as a service form factors (SaaS).
  • Cisco Defense Orchestrator: A cloud based the Cisco Security Manager enables centralized security policy management and device management across multiple Cisco products, such as the Cisco Secure Firewall, Meraki MX, and Cisco IOS.

What's new in Cisco Secure Firewall 7.x

  • Dynamic Objects: The use of Dynamic objects add a tremendous future to the Cisco Secure Firewalls. Without repeatedly editing or redeploying the Access Control Policy, the Dynamic Objects may be changed. Dynamic environments such as AWS, VMware NSX, Azure, and others can be considered.
  • Dynamic Access Policy: The capabilities significantly enhance Remote Access VPN (RAVPN), removing barriers to NGFW adoption and enabling a more seamless transition from ASA to NGFW.
  • SNORT3 Enhancements: For the Cisco Secure Firewall Portfolio, Snort3 offers an IPS engine that has been completely redesigned. The new Unified Real Time Event Viewer offers a clear picture of all security occurrences and is powered by cutting-edge content screening. It connects events and transmits data from sensors, enabling speedier investigations. SecOps teams may pivot from any event noticed in the Firewall to the SecureX platform with the help of SecureX Ribbon, correlating data throughout the whole SecureX integrated ecosystem.
  • Cloud Native: With auto-scaling, auto-healing, and real-time responsiveness to demand, the new Secure Firewall Cloud Native employs Kubernetes for orchestration to safeguard cloud workloads. This is particularly helpful in VPN installations.
  • Open Stack: With the new version, Cisco is offering a tiered licensing model, adding OpenStack support for our virtual products (ASAv, FTDv, and FMCv), and introducing a brand-new FTDv instance with improved throughput up to 15.5 Gbps.
  • Integrations: For contemporary dispersed and dynamic applications spanning the network and workload, Cisco Secure Workload (Tetration) integration allows complete visibility and policy enforcement for consistent enforcement in a scalable way.
  • Secure X & Cisco Secure Firewall 7.x: With the Utilization of the SecureX platform to hasten the identification and removal of threats. Every Secure Firewall comes with Cisco SecureX authorization. SecOps can quickly switch to SecureX' s open platform thanks to the new SecureX ribbon in Firewall Management Center, which speeds up incident response.