Cisco ASA Firewall Review

Debugging messages are a valuable feature, but IPS needs to be added to the IOS.

Valuable Features

  • Scalability
  • Debugging messages
  • Context modes

Improvements to My Organization

Context modes as this means there is no need to buy additional firewall for different customers.

Room for Improvement

IPS, IDS, anti-virus etc. should be added to IOS instead of separate cards.

Use of Solution

I've used it for three years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Dedicated experts are available in support contract with Cisco.

Technical Support:

100% skilled engineers with knowledge are available 24/7.

Initial Setup

It is straightforward.

Implementation Team

We implemented it in-house.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It is £2,000 to set up, and the running costs, depend on the customers' issue(s) or tickets raised.

Other Solutions Considered

  • Juniper
  • FortiGate

Other Advice

Its a nice professional product with lots of scalability. Easy to troubleshoot and there is tool called PACKET TRACER which simulates the packet and it will tell you whether a packet is allowed inbound or outbound for testing purposes.

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