Cisco ASA NGFW Review

Helps us to identify key, persistent threats so we can set policies accordingly


How has it helped my organization?

It helps us to identify key, persistent threats so we can set policies accordingly.

What is most valuable?

In-depth monitoring and analysis. It helps us to make better decisions and policies.

What needs improvement?

  • Integration aspects
  • Traffic shaping

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Initially there were some stability issues, but in the long-run no.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It requires additional licensing to enable 10G ports.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

It is complex. We have to set up ASA, SFR module, and FMC separately, which sometimes requires extensive troubleshooting, even for smaller issues.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Huawei, briefly.

What other advice do I have?

It is a good datacenter firewall, as they have now overcome integration issues with latest versions.

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