Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

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KRobert
Head in the Cloud

Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

Hello,

 

Who has made the switch to the Firewall Policy Object in their dashboard? Is this feature still early beta and has a lot of bugs or is it basically like the "beta" the new dashboard was in for a couple years, but everybody used it like it was GA? I want to switch over to the new Policy Objects, but we run a zero trust, deny all, then allow approach so I don't want the conversion from IP to objects to break anything. 

 

Who has done this?

Is it worth it? 

How much time has it saved you?

Any failed conversion stories? 

 

Any information would be helpful.

CMNO, CCNA R+S
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lpopejoy
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RestaurantGuy
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Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

I used it no long after it came out.  It was actually one of my biggest requests from way back.  It works okay, but I recall receiving an email that they were making changes to it that might affect my use of the tool.  There is also a track record of beta capabilities getting reset when moved into production, so I would be very cautious about putting it into production.  Sure would be nice if they had beta items documented for expected release!  

So far I am only using it in very limited circumstances.

KarstenI
Head in the Cloud

Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

I am using them on multiple organisations. With a complex firewall rule set, I would not want to work without it any more. Main "problem" is that I have very often display problems in the browser where columns are not filled or the the rules do not show up at all. But after a browser refresh all is ok.

CptnCrnch
Kind of a big deal

Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

I'm also using Policy Objects for quite a while, especially for complex environments. As @KarstenI stated, I wouldn't want to miss this within these networks. Luckily enough, I didn't have any bigger hickups using that feature.

UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

Works well but as others have noted - this is still in Beta so would advise caution.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
lpopejoy
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Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

KRobert
Head in the Cloud

Re: Policy Objects - Beta Concern or No?

Thank @lpopejoy. That answers the question of risk for me. I am going to wait until GA for this release. Thanks everyone!
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