Cisco ASA Firewall Review

We have issues with some versions of Java, but it does amalgamate the firewall and VPN.

What is most valuable?

It's a great solution that amalgamates a firewall and VPN into one device. It also has a well organized GUI- ASDM.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Easy to setup VPNs
  • Firewall ACL
  • Easy to modify
  • Easy to perform maintenance

What needs improvement?

The ADSM is incompatible with different versions of Java.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have issues with some versions of Java and ASDM.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's high.

Technical Support:

It's high.

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

I used a Cisco 881 router as a firewall and VPN solution. ASA allows conformity and various amounts of functionality in work.

How was the initial setup?

It can be complex, since a lot of CLI commands are different with respect to the CLI of IOS routers.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented ASA without vendor support. For first time implementation, it is good to have someone with ASA experience involved.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Prices could be a little bit lower to make the product more accessible.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5510 & 5520
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're a Cisco Partner.
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