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Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center Virtual - BYOL

Cisco | 7.0.5-72

Linux/Unix, Other 7.0.5-72 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

Reviews from AWS Marketplace

7 AWS reviews

External reviews

3 reviews
from G2

External reviews are not included in the AWS star rating for the product.

    Aviation & Aerospace

Easy to navigate and simple display

  • September 02, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
The interface is clear and easy to navigate
What do you dislike?
I can't generate and view live traffic as I can with other firewalls.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Cisco is used for our Internal Firewalls currently.


Cisco Firepower

  • January 18, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
The Management Center provides easy-to-use policy screens to control access
What do you dislike?
The tailored recommendations on what security policies to put in place seem rather generic
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Inventorying and refreshing our security policies and protocols has been helpful.

    Computer & Network Security

A multifeatures central management solution for FTD firewalls

  • December 02, 2021
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Easy to install, FMCv could be deployed rapidly to manage new firewalls or to replace an out-of-service FMC console. The GUI is user friendly even if in old version I got many bugs but starting from version 6.4 , the product is getting more stable.
What do you dislike?
The limitaion of many security features like Anyconnect configuration in which cisco ASA stills much better. I don't also like the fact that FMC is compulsory even for one firewall to be configured since that FDM is really a limited solution.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
central management, no need for physical appliances, Fast backup using scripts
Recommendations to others considering the product:
be carefull about version to be deployed and avoird bugged versions

    Phil Spencer

It works

  • March 07, 2019
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

After an initial install of 6.2.2 in Apr 2018, where it took approximately 50+ minutes to setup/install I got it working (check the instance console to see progress) Trying to connect before it is completely setup will result in issues connecting to it via SSH.

Just rememebr to mention to cisco that you are using a FMCv when contacting support about anything.


Setup worked when following instructions

  • September 14, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

I saw a lot of poor reviews due to problems logging into the FMC after install. Following the instructions on Cisco's website gave me no trouble at all, and I was able to log in after setup was complete.

It seems some people may have missed the following steps:
- During instance creation: "Under Advanced Details, add the default login information."
Sample Login Configuration:
"AdminPassword": "",
"Hostname": ""
- When setup is complete (after approximately 30 to 40 minutes), the Instance Screenshot should show a message similar to “Cisco Firepower Management Center for AWS vW.X.Y (build ZZ)”... You should then be able to log in to the newly created Firepower Management Center Virtual using SSH or HTTPs.


Works Great

  • May 18, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Seamless transition from on-premise appliance to this. Performance is great with the recommended EC2 size and the documentation is accurate. This makes it a no brainer to deploy.


Followed instructions - don't work

  • April 10, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Spun up,went all ok, can ping the device.
Tried to access via ssh and used admin user like so:
ssh -l admin -i .pem

Asks for password - cannot access VM.

Instructions in AMI description to not work:
Connect to your instance using an SSH client, and the private SSH key selected or created earlier in these steps. Example: ssh -i mykeypair.pem 12. If you need management access to your FMCv from outside of your VPC, you will need to create an Elastic IP and associate it with one of the FMCv network interfaces. 13. Once SSH has connected, you may begin configuring your instance.


Just need to follow instructions

  • April 05, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Had problems at first but once I re-read instructions and used ADMIN instead of ROOT, everything went ok.

Cisco Support is very helpful as long as you describe the problem correctly.
Must use the correct terms. Like FMCv on AWS and FTD on AWS or FMC outside AWS.


Cant even login

  • March 20, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Prompts for password, default Admin123 does not work.
Server refused certificate key. Unable to access CLI/HTTPS.

Dont bother calling Cisco, would not assist.


You just cant access 6.2 version

  • April 07, 2017
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

No web access, ssh always ask for password if you follow instruction on cisco site with static password set up it do not work... it looks this version do not work for management vm...

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