Cisco ASA Firewall Review

Stable, good technical support, and the VPN feature works well


What is our primary use case?

Our company sells Cisco Firewalls and the ASA is one of the products that we implement for our clients. The primary use cases are internet access, AnyConnect, and VPN.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the provision of internet access, AnyConnect, and VPN capabilities. Because I primarily deal with the VPN functionality, I don't get very deep into the IPS or other capabilities.

What needs improvement?

I have worked with the new FTD models and they have more features than the ASA line.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been dealing with Cisco ASA since about 2002.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I am very happy with its stability and the product in general.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In our organization, we only have one in our data center that all of our people pass through. However, I've got clients that have thousands running through large Cisco firewalls.

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco's technical support has always been excellent. They have great support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have dealt with four or five others, but so far, I have the most experience with Cisco.

Recently, I worked with the new FTD 1000 or 1100 series, and they do a lot.

How was the initial setup?

The complexity of the initial setup depends on the environment. Sometimes, it's brand new whereas other times, I install a replacement for an existing Cisco device or some other product.

What about the implementation team?

I am in charge of installing and configuring our Cisco Firewall solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

ASA 9.14.1
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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