Cisco ASA Firewall Review

There were some issues with the ASDM client during deployment but high availability is a valuable feature.

What is most valuable?

  • Modular scalability
  • High availability
  • VPN services

How has it helped my organization?

It provided more secure access to the resources of my organization and created a more stable environment for the business activities between us and our partners.

What needs improvement?

Security through integrated cloud and software based services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were a few problems with the interaction between the ASDM client and ASA device.

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:


Technical Support:


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

I previously used a Fortinet solution. I switched to Cisco because Fortinet lacked
stability and robust troubleshooting features.

How was the initial setup?

It was complex because I had to put the ASA directly into the production environment.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented the solution in-house.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I also evaluated Juniper and CheckPoint solutions.

What other advice do I have?

You should try it without restraints, and it is worth every penny.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5545X-IPS (545-K9)
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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