Cisco ASA Firewall Review

CLI of the firewall is valuable, but there are IOS related bugs in later versions.


What is most valuable?

  • Stateful inspection
  • CLI of the firewall

How has it helped my organization?

It has increased the security and works best for VPN users.

What needs improvement?

The product has been introduced with UTM i.e. FirePower, and I would like to use it and comment on it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Encountered IOS related bugs in later versions.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

10/10.

Technical Support:

It depends on the support contract that you have.

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

I previously used CheckPoint, and switched because of the UTM features.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented it myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I think evaluated other options with reference to our architecture.

What other advice do I have?

You should analyze the current setup and implement it as per the customers' requirement.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

8.4,8.6,9.0 and 9.1
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Platinum Partner
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