Cisco ASA Firewall Review

It's easy to deploy, but the routing needs to be improved.


What is most valuable?

  • NAT
  • IPSec
  • ACL

How has it helped my organization?

It solved an IPSec issue we had with a customer. We have moved from Linux IPSec to Cisco.

What needs improvement?

  • Routing
  • It needs GRE supports
  • Application visibility
  • Context

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Cisco ASA products since 2010.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, it's very easy to deploy.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

With versions 8.4.4 and version 8.4.6, they had a lot of bugs. Also, after I moved to 8.4.5, route lookup changed to NAT divert and that kicked me.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

No service.

Technical Support:

No service.

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

Yes we previously used Linux and we moved because Cisco is great.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward as Cisco Asia integrated it into OSPF, another router on the stack, and for NAT IPSec.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented it by myself.

What was our ROI?

It's good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5510 - 8.4.7, 9.1.6, 5525x, & 5555x - 8.6.7, 9.1.6, 9.2.3, 9.4
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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