Cisco ASA Firewall Review

Comprehensive port blocking capability, good support, and stable


What is our primary use case?

We are a Cisco implementor in Venezuela.

Our primary use is to deal with incoming access. We open ports for web servers or special applications that our clients have inside their network. We also use it to provide site-to-site VPN access.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to block almost all of the ports.

All of the commands work the same way, whether in the graphical interface or when using the command line.

Cisco products have a lot of features.

What needs improvement?

The graphical interface should be improved to make the configuration easier, to do things with a single click.

There should be better integration with open-source products because some of our clients use them. It would be helpful if they integrated well.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the Cisco ASA Firewall for almost 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good and it can be used for organizations of all sizes.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good and we haven't had any problems with documentation that is provided.

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

I also have experience with pfSense.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated various open-source solutions for our clients.

The main difference with Cisco is that it is a big company, and their products are very easy to use. They have the best routers, switches, and firewalls.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco ASA is a product that I can recommend for its stability.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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