Cisco ASA NGFW Review

It's easy to deploy, but the routing needs to be improved.

Valuable Features

  • NAT
  • IPSec
  • ACL

Improvements to My Organization

It solved an IPSec issue we had with a customer. We have moved from Linux IPSec to Cisco.

Room for Improvement

  • Routing
  • It needs GRE supports
  • Application visibility
  • Context

Use of Solution

I have used Cisco ASA products since 2010.

Deployment Issues

No, it's very easy to deploy.

Stability Issues

With versions 8.4.4 and version 8.4.6, they had a lot of bugs. Also, after I moved to 8.4.5, route lookup changed to NAT divert and that kicked me.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

No service.

Technical Support:

No service.

Previous Solutions

Yes we previously used Linux and we moved because Cisco is great.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward as Cisco Asia integrated it into OSPF, another router on the stack, and for NAT IPSec.

Implementation Team

I implemented it by myself.


It's good.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options were evaluated.

Other Advice

It's a great product.

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