Cisco ASA NGFW Review

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

Valuable Features

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

Improvements to My Organization

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

Room for Improvement

The ADSM is incompatible with different versions of Java.

Use of Solution

I've used it for six years.

Stability Issues

I have issues with some versions of Java and ASDM.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's high.

Technical Support:

It's high.

Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

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

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

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

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