Cisco ASA NGFW Review

Sourcefires' visibility and control have been a great addition to the product


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is for edge firewall at multiple locations and remote access VPN. We use these for security and have them integrated with Splunk/QRadar.  

How has it helped my organization?

Edge security and Sourcefire have been nice. Sourcefire was a major improvement over the legacy IDS that it previously had. 

What is most valuable?

Sourcefire has been a great addition. The visibility and control have been nice. 

I also like the active/standby HA. 

What needs improvement?

The solution has two separate GUIs and at least three different CLIs (ASA CLI, Sourcefire CLI, and Firepower Management Center CLI). In addition, ASDM plus Firepower Management Center GUIs. If Cisco could stop rebranding, combine all the CLIs/GUIs, and give a consistent experience, this would be great. 

Also, AnyConnect is very difficult to manage and use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

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