Cisco ASA Firewall Review

It creates a secure tunnel for our network. It is very scalable.

What is our primary use case?

It helps the firewall in our network and the VPN (Virtual Private Network). It creates a secure tunnel for our network.

What is most valuable?

The IPS (In-plane switching) is the most valuable feature. This enables visibility to our networks and to outside attacks. It is a solution to maintain the visibility.

What needs improvement?

At times the product is sluggish and slow.  Sometimes when deploying a new configuration or role, it is painstakingly slow. It should be a little faster than it is. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a very stable solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product. We have a lot of demand.  But, it supports any additional network that we add. It expands easily. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Normally the Cisco tech support team are good. But, we have had some problems with tech support with this product. Some of the tech support team are really not familiar with how the IPS works. And, there is some disconnect between the tech support. Maybe they're not trained well. They're helpful, but not knowledgeable.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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