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The Cisco-IronPort S-Series web security appliance is the industry's first and only secure web gateway to combine next generation Web Usage Controls, reputation filtering, malware filtering and data security on a single platform to address these risks.

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The Cisco-IronPort S-Series web security appliance is the industry's first and only secure web gateway to combine next generation Web Usage Controls, reputation filtering, malware filtering and data security on a single platform to address these risks.


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Tech Client Ops Professional Services (UK)
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

We needed a robust reliable Email Gateway system to replace our server based ClearSwift offering. After a lot of research it appeared that the IronPort to meet all the requirement along with the ability to customise all our domain paths\rules Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

A fully automated and efficient piece of equipment once the configs\dictionary's have been set for your environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Phishing interface not as intelligent around users, For it truly to be effective a dictionary object needed to be created with the key user names in different formats for the check to be thorough Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Absolutely, Its the same with any product "You get what you pay for" If you want complete email security gateways, then this is the product to achieve it financially in the long run. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Once configured it handles mail extremely well, and alerts you by email of any issues threats etc. This freed up a lot of manual checking giving a full automated service. By having two appliances in a clustered environment it enabled us to maintain 100% up time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Network Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Cisco currently utilizes IronPort technology at locations around the world to significantly reduce administrative burden, and increase network security. Cisco IronPort email security technologies provide industry-leading inbound email security and outbound email control. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Since implementing Cisco Email Security, we have had a drastic increase in phishing and malicious emails getting through. It is like going from the three stooges guarding the gate to the Avengers taking the helm.

The companies using Cisco Ironport are most often found in United States and in the Computer Software industry. Cisco Ironport is most often used by companies with 1000-5000 employees and >1000M dollars in revenue. Our data for Cisco Ironport usage goes back as far as 4 years and 10 months.

There were detailed logs available. That was a seriously good feature... It turns out these were actually spoof emails that came into our environment. I got to know about them from the log system.

Below companies are using cisco iron port:

SecuriGence LLC

Intuit

Realogy Corporation

F Technologies LLC

Atlas Technica

RATP Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike all the products is good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

yes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

In most of the corporates, we are required to track our overall user web browsing usage. The WSA allows us to permit/block based on pre-defined categories and also to have a log to report back on.

Reduce Administrative Overhead: Simple, easy-to-understand, real-time reports allow you to instantly assess the overall...

Integrate with Existing Solutions: All reporting data is available in industry-standard CSV format. Protect your...

Enhance Network Security: Cisco Iron Port security reports provide top level and detailed visibility into the spyware and...

Plan Specific Cleanup Activities: Reports from the Layer 4 Traffic Monitor help you quickly identify potentially... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Security Architect
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Used Cisco IronPort's WSA appliance - bunch of S690's and VMs (of course in different segments) managed by an M690 appliance in the on-premises data center / private cloud. Primary requirement was to get rid of the open source Squid Proxies to get a better application visibility, technical support and ease manageability.

Placement -

1. Before the perimeter firewall, load balancing done via BIG-IP F5 appliances.

2. Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

As compared to Squid, ease of administration, Cisco's excellent support, device stability, ease of carrying out maintenance (upgrades / downgrades / replacement etc.). It integrates with other devices for providing malware protection, application visibility. Cisco Talo's IP and domain reputation is quite intensive, thereby less false positives. The turnaround time by Cisco to address domain mis-classification is low, thereby efficient. Excellent reporting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cannot compete with the likes of Zscaler Internet Access, DLP is fairly basic, lack of posture assessment etc. To summarize, it is not suited / geared towards the new security paradigms like ZTNA and SASE, which other players like Zscaler, Palo Alto and Broadcom (Symantec). The VM series devices can be spun in public clouds but it still doesn't translate to what the competitors have to offer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Consider this product if you are still using an on-premises environment.. If the move is towards ZTNA and / or SASE, go for some other paradigm as it is not geared towards that. In its own class of products, it ranks high (may be below Symantec's Bluecoat proxy) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Cisco Ironport works the way it promises to work.. The best part about having the product is the device stability, ease of doing upgrades which I found was not a good idea in case of Squid proxies (as the underlying OS needs to be upgraded, patched etc. to address the new vulnerabilities). A hardened OS like AsyncOS removes any vulnerabilities that the traditional NIX operating systems are rife with. Best part about this is to have insights about the threats that even legitimate websites sometimes inadvertently pose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Security Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Email channel protection worked across the board without regard for which email client we used Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The IronPort comes with on-screen DLP reporting that can be used to drill down by various categories such as users and violations, with date/time parameters. The on-screen reporting is nicely formatted and can be printed to PDF; there is also the option of exporting report data in CSV format. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Reporting lags events - although we were able to get real-time event information from the email logs, it would be nice if the higher level reporting tools could synchronize more quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

easy-to-use and technically-innovative solutions, designed to secure organizations of all sizes. enable a powerful perimeter defense. Leveraging the Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) center and global threat correlation makes the Cisco IronPort line of products smarter and faster. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

In business email communications play an important role. Most of the companies are now tied with email for their day to day tasks as well as in their business decision. Most intruders are trying to hijack those communications and trying to carry out many malicious activities. So, securing email communication is essential and important. Phishing and spam attacks are common threat now a days and IronPort is a real companion for securing incoming and outgoing email communication. It will run independently, and customization is possible whenever required with its reach user interface which is web based. By introducing IronPort in your environment, you will experience enhancement in mail communication with compared to comparative products and experience hassle free mailbox. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The ease of configuration and self-defense mode is really interesting and added advantage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A situation like defending against a new attack will slow down outgoing and incoming communications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Securing email communication in the company was the main intention. After deployment, we have really experienced a less targeted attack on business communications. Users were got almost zero spam emails and all malicious emails were filtered out automatically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Cisco IronPort was used for Spam and malware detection and the integrated Anti-virus feature from McAffe is an added advantage to identify and perform analysis on the incoming mails. Cisco IronPort was used as a virtual appliance in cluster for high availability. Message analysis is very simple in IronPort the message tracking feature is quite easy and helps in a faster analysis of mails. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The message tracking feature and the simple inbound and outbound mail rules are the most easiest to use. The built in AV support is one of the best from a 3rd party for additional analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Few locations we had hardware based IronPort appliances. the new software releases need a higher or more resources to run, scalability to existing devices were not supported, due to which some of the features could not be incorporated. Expect more scalability and NexGen features that are available on the O365 i.e. Advanced threat protection. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Would consider looking at O365 with ATP has more flexibility but still if an on-premise solution is needed then can always consider IronPort. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Emails analysis, looking for Spams, grayware and malware from emails is one of the major activities that is been done with Cisco ironPort. The major benefits are the Gui based appliance of Cisco is very easy to access and very simple too. Maintenance and administration is very easy.

Report generation is quite easy and the executive dashboard available is good for doing high level presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
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Ironport is the goto solution from network and security point of view . Helps in email and gateway administration . And provides a simple UI to easily understand the features and work on it with minimum knowledge Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The UI of ironport is really appealing for users and seems simple to use . The options and locations are pretty straight forward and people with less knowledge can also understand the features and options available on it .The support team also is very responsive and are helpful if we are facing any issues. Worked on both ESA And WSA and both have been equally resourceful and helpful when it comes to continous security and policy administration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the configurations we create shows errors from end systems. This is not something which happens very often but sometimes the gateway configurations we do for the for specific systems shows one or the other error . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

IronPort provides a good security solution to the organisation. An organisation needs to understand their requrement and go with ESA OR WSA accordingly . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly ironport has helped in Spam quarantine and secure Web Gateway Solution. It gives a detailed insight into the network and email.blacklisting malicious domains and traffic etc .provides a good reporting feature inbuilt unlike mcafee web gateway Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Corporate web filtering system. including remote branch office. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

WCCP and transparent mode, when you having Cisco infrastructure environment then you don't really need to configure WPAD and Proxy IP on the client side application. Everything can be configured on the routing and firewall easily and no dependency of other systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes WCCP mechanism is dropping few packets depending on the network routing environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Websense proxy and Bluecoat proxy Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

On client side hadn't configured WPAD and Proxy, so clients can use any environment without additional config or removing any configuration. and perfectly works from remote branch site cause the protocol uses cisco environment with routing and caching and ACL. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Security Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

We have worked on two Iron port project . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The proxy options are really good in Iron port. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Filter needs more options in Iron port. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Yes. I am considering to recommend. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

We have set the HTTP proxy for our internal website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Security Analyst
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Worked on my previous projects for email security but now we are migrated to cloud security, but my experience has been great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Multi layer management and email encryption Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A bit complex which takes some time to on roll. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

One of the best email security products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

No problems as such I have encountered. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Enterprise email policy enforcement, web content filtering & spam control. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface & controls. Ability to drill down information from gui reports, is also helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Connecting with a technical support to make config changes might take a while sometimes. The functionality of the product itself is great & easy to use. No complaints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Recommended for spam, web filtering & mail flow management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Spam mail management. It's easier to catch suspicious email, both known & unknown, and then analyse them to setup security rules across the organisation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GM
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

We have used Ironport for email security in our firm Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The segregation of emails they perform is wonderful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a very effective tool in terms of handling cyber threats Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Yes for a small business which has low risk on the cyber threat, to them I'll recommend Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

- monitor in and out of emails in our organization.

- every email is scanned before delivered to the end user.

- if found suspicious, Ironport automatically purge the email from users mailbox Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Security Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Cisco routing and switching and FTD firewall ,Cisco ips.

Our goal to made self expert on these technologies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Cisco all the products administrator friendly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike all the products is good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

No Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

We are working as a security administration so fixes the issues Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

Basically it helped in Http inspection.

On premises hardware just need to push group policy to why machine with proxy url.

Its helped us

Malware protection

Url filtering

HTTP inspection Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Url filtering and HTTP inspection is the key point that liked best features

Service provided by Cisco TAC is outstanding Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to customise GUI part to make it as simpler than other vendors like Zscaler Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

We are getting url filtering and malware protection from outside network Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

To check email trace logs and reports in my previous company. Ironport was the only tool we had Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Scale is vast and quite feature-rich tool, definitely one of the best Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The console is not easy to use and has an old school interface as well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

We used to check email trace logs. Benefits i would say that its fast and accurate. Report and executive summaries are easy to prepare and quite informational Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

I have been involved in create/maintain access policy according to business requirement, I think the cisco ironport (wsa) very good product until you have totally committed for security, block everything and give access to only domains which are approved for business requirement with AMP. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Most important think i liked is Policy based access with using identification profile. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

TCP drops during config job publish..... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Good product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Security visibility, web access control and content filtering. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

It's web proxy that inspects and then forward/drop traffic depending upon filters Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

It provides excellent flexibility and great control and ease of access Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing as such to dislike. It's very good product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Go with product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Earlier proxy has certain limitations which are now resolved with Cisco ironport. It's very easy for administration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

For a client project can't disclose the details that much. But for SOC implementation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

The centralized reporting part and it is robust in nature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The resources it takes it is little high but at last it does more than expectation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

For SOC implementation monitoring internal network traffic flow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

We deployed Ironport for email security which has robust feature and friendly administrative console Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Admin friendly console

Robust security

Easy deployment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing major to dislike.. Reaching customer support is time consuming Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Good to Choose Cisco products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Our email system is more secure and capable to prevent recent threats Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GO
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:

We deployed Ironport for email security which has robust feature and friendly administrative console Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you like best?

Easy deployment and Administrator Friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike, I loved the Product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the provider:

Simply, Go for it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Our email system is more secure and capable to prevent recent threats Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Director of Network Engineering
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The WSA integrates well with other Cisco products. The office 365 automatic URL / IP address updates is a nice touch.

The URL categories are fairly accurate and we have not run into many issues where they blocked legitimate traffic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Creating certificates to play "man-in-the-middle" to intercept the web traffic for SSL decryption.

The appliance does not support automated configuration backups. Backups must use some form of BASH script.

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Recommendations to others considering the provider:

I believe the product is outdated and not inline with other industry partners. We are hoping for an increase in features in the near future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?

Security and Data ex-filtration concerns. As with most corporate entities, we are required to track our overall user web browsing usage. The WSA allows us to permit/block based on pre-defined categories and also to have a log to report back on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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