Cisco ASA NGFW Review

We wanted a back-end/internal firewall solution, and this provided it for us.


What is most valuable?

Firewalling is the most valuable feature. We wanted a back-end/internal firewall solution, and the Cisco ASA 5525 was great.

How has it helped my organization?

It has taken the pressure off of the IS engineer.

What needs improvement?

  • URL
  • AVC
  • Advanced malware protection

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There was an issue, but it was rectified promptly after troubleshooting the device's configuration.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no issues with the scalability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've not had any issues scaling yet.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I think it is great but did not use them for this deployment.

Technical Support:

I've not had to use them yet for this deployment.

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

There was no other solution in place.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation with my colleagues.

What was our ROI?

It's not really quantified, but we have not experienced downtime due to attacks.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were no other solutions looked at.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're a systems integrator and a gold partner.
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