Cisco ASA NGFW Review

A standard rule based firewall that has solved many remote access problems.


What is most valuable?

It's a standard rule based firewall for us. The AnyConnect VPN has solved a lot of remote access problems. High availability is good. It will fall back to the other ASA without any disruptions.

How has it helped my organization?

It has secured our DMZ.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the following made easier:

  • Objects
  • Removing objects
  • Correlating access rules and AnyConnect ACLs

Sometimes we suffer from older versions, such as objects, object groups, and aliases (name).

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for nine years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used Cisco PIX.

How was the initial setup?

I can't really remember the setup. It was too long ago.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We bought the solution, so there were no real recurring costs at that time.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate any alternative products.

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