Cisco ASA Firewall Review

It is very robust, trustworthy and highly customizable.

What is most valuable?

It is very robust, trustworthy and highly customizable.

How has it helped my organization?

Solutions using NAT, VPNs, internet and MPLS, are more customizable than other solutions.

What needs improvement?

It could have more functions for load balance on the internet.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We never had any stability issues. It is the most stable platform that I have used, and I have used several including Fortinet, Sophos, Hillstone, Cisco and D-Link.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We did not encounter any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

I would rate the technical support at 10/10. It is the best.

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

I implement solutions on several clients, Redneet is a technology integration company and I prefer Cisco ASA for my security solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is a little more complex than other solutions.

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

It is a bit more expensive than other solutions, but offers more customization and security than other solutions.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Fortinet, Sophos, Palo Alto.

What other advice do I have?

Use the best practice guides and online documentation. Cisco has more information online free that any other brand, so use it!!!

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