Cisco ASA NGFW Review

Its VPN and ASN features are very stable. They are behind the market leaders for next-generation capabilities.


What is our primary use case?

I have deployed Cisco ASA as a terminator firewall. Normally, I would have preferred to have a sandwich configuration for firewalls: One possible firewall that would make an internal firewall and another for an external firewall. 

How has it helped my organization?

Cisco ASA is best suited for our external firewall protection.

What is most valuable?

  • Its VPN and ASN features are very stable. 
  • It is easy to configure. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind. It is way behind leaders like Palo Alto, Check Point and Fortinet. While Cisco is headed in the right direction, it will take several years for it to get there.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

How is customer service and technical support?

When I need support, Cisco has provided quality support. I like working with them because of their support system.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was straightforward. I was happy with the configuration and deployment of the solution, as it was quick.

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