Cisco ASA Firewall Review

The technical support is good, but there are issues with managing the client

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco ASAv as a firewall.

What is most valuable?

The best features are stability and scalability.

What needs improvement?

There are other solutions that are better such as Palo Alto.

The management test needs improvement. The ACM requires Java and you need to know which version of Java is compatible with your Cisco version. It needs a client.

The pricing could be reduced.

I would like to see the issue with the client resolved. You shouldn't have to use the ASDM to help manage the client. Also, it should be subscription-based similar to Palo Alto.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Cisco ASAv for approximately eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good, we have not had any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco ASAv is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with technical support. They are good.

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

We are also using Palo Alto. It's very easy to manage, especially the UI system. You can do anything you want.

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

Cisco is considered to be an expensive solution.

When comparing to other vendors, it's quite expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Cisco ASAv a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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