Cisco FirePOWER Consulting Services

What is Cisco FirePOWER / Sourcefire?

Sourcefire or FirePOWER is 100% dedicated to cybersecurity technologies. Trusted for more than a decade, FirePOWER epitomizes security innovation, intelligence and agile end-to-end protection. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security™ that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends.

Cisco and Sourcefire

Below are some new terms for Cisco Sourcefire products

. Sourcefire Product Names

New Cisco Names

FirePOWER (ASA w/FP pre-installed) FirePOWER (FP add-on to ASA)

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services

FirePOWER Services for Cisco ASA

Sourcefire Defense Center Series

Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center

FirePOWER Appliance

Cisco FirePOWER Appliance

FirePOWER 7K Series (NGIPS)

Cisco FirePOWER 7000 Series Appliances

FirePOWER 8K Series (NGIPS)

Cisco FirePOWER 8000 Series Appliances


Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Networks

FireAMP (for endpoints, Mac, PC, mobile virtual)

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for XXX (Endpoints, Mac, PC, Mobile, Virtual)

Sourcefire SSL Appliance Series

(OEM - BlueCoat)

Cisco SSL Appliance

FirePOWER Licenses (IPS, AMP, URL)

Cisco FirePOWER Services Subscriptions

Cisco FirePOWER Services Subscription for IPS and Apps

Cisco FirePOWER Services Subscription for AMP Cisco FirePOWER Services Subscription for URL


Cisco FirePOWER Appliance Subscriptions

Cisco FirePOWER Appliance Subscription for IPS and Apps

Cisco FirePOWER Appliance Subscription for AMP Cisco FirePOWER Appliance Subscription for URL

Virtual Platforms

• FireAMP Private Cloud Virtual Appliance

• Virtual IPS (on VMWare/ Redhat)

• IPS for Crossbeam (3rd party HW)



Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Virtual (AMPv) Appliance

Cisco NGIPSv for VMware

Cisco NGIPSv for BlueCoat X-Series

Professional Consulting Services

As part of our full-service approach, ExColo provides both consulting and professional services for the Sourcefire products within our portfolio. Consulting engagements are staffed by engineers who can assess, identify, and plan the proper Sourcefire solution for your business.

Our Cisco Sourcefire consulting services include:

  • ASSESS: ExColo will meet with your Network Management Team to discuss your current environment and your needs.
  • IDENTIFY: We will identify the Sourcefire solutions that meet your goals to ensures what you purchase indeed supports your intent.
  • PLAN: Our team will engage to develop a plan that implements, functionally tests and optimizes the solution for your environment. We’ll schedule all tasks to fit around your schedule.
  • DEPLOYMENT: Deploy your Sourcefire solution quickly and effectively. Our Sourcefire experts will configure and tune devices according to a proven Sourcefire best practice methodology. We will also provide advisory services to ensure the that the solution is appropriately mapped to your unique environment and will deploy advanced policy layer techniques, reporting, alerting, and automation where available.
  • OPTIMIZATION: We can ensure that your implementation is optimized with your current network topology. All our security experts have extensive knowledge of network security and Sourcefire products to provide an optimization plan that makes your environment easier to support and maintain.
  • ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW: We can quickly assess the deployment of your current Sourcefire installation including network traffic, spans, and interface feeds to verify that they properly match up with the Sourcefire architecture. Further, we will perform a gap analysis to ensure the network, architecture, and topology are properly covered.
  • KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER: We take the time to go over the basic functionality, operation and maintenance of your Sourcefire solution. This empowers you to manage it day-to-day.

We can help you with answers.

Sourcefire is a powerful tool and we can help you along the way, but if you prefer to research for yourself, below are some useful links:

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