Cisco ASA Firewall Review

Cisco firewalls can be difficult at first but once learned it's fine.


What is most valuable?

Robustness

How has it helped my organization?

Reliability

What needs improvement?

No idea -- I learn a lot from them

For how long have I used the solution?

From 2000 until 2014

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Learning at the beginning

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nope -- If well planed you should be alright

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Price maybe...

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent

Technical Support:

Excellent

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

Not reliable for long term -- seem inferior quality

How was the initial setup?

Depends on the product and the knowledge. Cisco firewalls can be difficult at first but once learned it's fine.

What about the implementation team?

Me, I implemented the firewalls, Cisco switches and routers.

What was our ROI?

100% in some installations it exceeded the time predicted to keep up with the work load.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Netscreen, Netgear, Checkpoint, others..

What other advice do I have?

Plan well the hardware requirements for future growth and heavy usage.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user4401 (Developer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees)
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Can you tell me, please, how does an ASA learn about the MAC address of the host? Thank you.