Cisco ASA Firewall Review

Feature-rich VPN connection, scalable, stable, and has perfect support


What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for the site-to-site VPN tunnels and VPN Connections.

What is most valuable?

I like all of the features.

What needs improvement?

It is my understanding that they are in the process of discontinuing this device.

They are in the process of shutting down this ASA series and will continue with Firepower.

In the next release, it could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco ASA Firewall for six years.

We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. I have not had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is scalable. We have 100 users in our organization.

We will not continue to use this solution. We will be upgrading to either Firepower or Check Point.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is perfect.

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

I was using Dell SonicWall before Cisco ASA Firewall.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. 

It's easy to install and it doesn't take a lot of time for the initial configuration.

It took an hour to install.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the installation myself. We did not use a vendor or vendor team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are licensing costs.

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution. The technology is old and they should move to Firepower or NextGen Firewall.

I would rate the Cisco ASA Firewall an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5550
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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