Cisco ASA NGFW Review

​Most valuable features are Security, Routing and NAT.


What is most valuable?

Security, Routing and NAT.

How has it helped my organization?

Gives flexibility and several deployment options.

What needs improvement?

Some default inspection rules need better tuning. Focus development on CLI version.

For how long have I used the solution?

11 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Rarely.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, before Clustering was introduced.

How is customer service and technical support?

Nine out of 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes. We changed for no special reason, just to mix things up.

How was the initial setup?

Yes, but you need to read and understand how the device functions before deployment.

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

Like with all vendors, know what options you require and request the proper license accordingly. Prices are on the same level as competitors.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really, as all firewalls do most of what enterprises look for. What matters most is the after sales support.

What other advice do I have?

Read, read, read and understand your requirements beforehand.

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