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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series

4.7
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The industry's first threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW).

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series review by Administrator
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"A nice upgrade from the previous generation of ASA."

What do you like best?

The Cisco ASDM makes it a breeze to manage this product and there are a lot of features that we don't fully utilize. When setting up your firewalls and troubleshooting, the packet tracer is one of the best tools. Also if you want to learn some of the command-line, turn on the preview commands in ASDM which allows you to see what is being sent to the device before it executes.

What do you dislike?

The FirePower module always attempt to load when you sign-in even if you don't have it configured which is an annoyance. Although the ASDM makes it easy to setup certain things, the way it configures things is sometimes not optimal and you are better off configuring it through command-line.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main reason we have deployed this is for our site-to-site VPNs with remote offices and large job sites as well as the Cisco AnyConnect Mobility VPN solution..

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series review by Administrator
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"Good transition and integration of security products"

What do you like best?

FirePower services -- specifically the effectiveness of the IPS and Web Content Filtering

What do you dislike?

Dependency on ASA and SF modules, thus if you want to upgrade one, you may have to upgrade both which increases operational risk for downtime.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Content filtering works quite well, but has a few quirks with rules (i.e., blocking a domain with a word that is the subset of another domain will result in an unintentional block

- IPS works great, alerting not so much, not very customizable

- Access to snort rules is nice

- Failover works quite well

- Most upgrades are time consuming, but simple

- Integration with AMP is nice, but would be better if AMP for endpoints was represented here as well (it exists as a separate portal)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize many of the NGFW features, one of the main benefits that we received was combining multiple disparate products into a single platform. Instead of having an IPS and Web Content Gateway that are separate, they now work in a single pane of glass so to speak.

What Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution do you use?

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series review by User in Computer Software
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"A great security firewall by CISCO for any business"

What do you like best?

Enterprise quality with huge options available for the users

The security is best in class, Real-time protection against DOS Applications, detection and filtering of network activities from different types of threats

The timely updates are awesome

Similarity with other CISCO products makes it easy to use

What do you dislike?

Licensing is a huge complicated process and some hidden costs involved

No options available to rollback the configuration if an error occurs while implementing the new configuration

VPN not supported in context mode

When purchased with FirePOWER the Cisco ASA can be configured to inspect the application layer of the packets for better threat detection.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For companies that want more granular security when it comes to internet access both external and internal the Cisco ASA can be configured in many ways. For smaller companies the Cisco ASA may not be good fit as someone with network experience needs to administer the ASA. Other firewalls can be setup for use out of box.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using CISCO ASA as our primary internet firewall to protect our systems against all the security threats and also for site-to-site and client-to-site connectivity. It helps in providing security policies, business-to-business connectivity over the internet.Our customers use VPN sessions to access their servers over the public network. We have multiple site to site VPNs along with Cisco AnyConnect VPN for users accessing corporate resources when out of the office.

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