Cisco ASA Firewall Review

The simple access rule, Internet NAT and routing are valuable features.

What is most valuable?

The simple access rule, Internet NAT and routing are valuable features. It is very simple and the most reliable perimeter firewall.

How has it helped my organization?

We were using Cisco Security Manager (CSM) to control and configure all of our Cisco products. ASA worked very well on the CSM.

What needs improvement?

The next-generation firewall could improve. Still, they have NGFW 5525 but I haven’t tried it yet.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have never faced any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Sometimes, the throughput and CPU counter issues were faced, maybe because we started to use it a long time ago.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is great. They are very responsible, know the bugs and workaround.

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

We have used it from the beginning.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not simple and straightforward, because it is Cisco and you need to configure it by CLI.

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

Obviously, Cisco products are not cheap.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a stable run and it is easy to find someone to configure the service, then better go for Cisco; their support is very professional.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarHenry (Tata Consultancy Services)
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Cool Review