Cisco ASA NGFW Previous Solutions

Security Officer at a government
We were using multiple products in the past. Now, we have it all centralized on one product. We can do our content filtering and our firewall functions in the same place. The ASAs replaced two of the security tools we used to use. One was Barracuda and the other was the because of tools built into the ASAs, with IPX, etc. When we switched from the Barracuda, familiarity was one of the biggest reasons. The other organizations I've worked in were pretty much doing Cisco. I'm not going to deride the Barracuda. I found it to be pretty close, performance-wise. In some cases, it was pretty simple to use versus the Sourcefire management console. However, when you went into the nitty gritty of things, getting down to the micro level, Sourcefire was far ahead of Barracuda. View full review »
Network & Security Administrator at Diamond Bank Plc
I didn't use a different solution in my bank, but on some other enterprise jobs, I used some unique firewall solutions. Since I have been at the bank, only Cisco ASA has been deployed. We just added two new modules. In the bank, we only use Cisco ASA solutions. View full review »
Beka Gurushidze
System Administrator at ISET
We had the old version of the Kerio firewall, but because in our country, there is no official dealer for Kerio, we moved to the Cisco ASA NGFW. This is the main reason why we moved to the Cisco firewall. View full review »
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Amit Gumber
Senior Manager at HCL Technologies
Since I have worked in this organization, Cisco has been the primary product that has been deployed. View full review »
Mustafa Ahmed
Network Security Engineer at qicard
I don't know the exact product they were using before but I think it was just proxy. When I came to the company, the Cisco solution had already been installed, so I don't know the exact product from before. I think the main reason why they would have switched is the stability and possibilities are better than just proxy. Cisco is very different and more powerful than the other simple products. It's very stable. View full review »
Heritier Daya
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using the SonicWall solution prior to this one, but it reached end-of-life because we had updated our architecture. This is why we migrated to a next-generation firewall. We had also been using Fortinet FortiGate. View full review »
Nadika Perera
CEO at Synergy IT
We were previously using Sophos firewall but it had a lot of issues. View full review »
Imad Awwad
Group IT Manager at Malia Group
I was using a different solution prior to this one. I shifted because I found that it can heal my pain at least partially. By the end, it did the job and more. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Our implementation of this solution was driven by the customer. View full review »
Senior Network Administrator at Washington Trust Bank
Previous to this we had just a normal firewall that I didn't like. It didn't provide enough. View full review »
Information Security Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
We used Fortinet FortiGate, but as an early gen "NGFW" it was outdated. We have issues we don't believe would be resolved with their latest offering, so we didn't even evaluate it. View full review »
Mbaunguraije Tjikuzu
Information Security Administrator at Bank of Namibia
We have only been using Cisco solutions. View full review »
Michael Collin
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I previously used Juniper before Cisco, but only for one year. I switched because my company only used Cisco. View full review »
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
Network Security/Network Management at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
We did use another UTM solution before for firewall, URL and band management. We didn't switch, we just have two layers now. If we want to use Cisco for band management or URL safety, we have to pay a license fee and it is very expensive. View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used an ASA 5500, and it was simply time to upgrade it. We used this solution as a direct replacement. View full review »
Integration / Wireless Engineer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
We have always been using this same solution, but previous versions. We update them in trying to keep up with the amount of data coming through, such as more streaming. View full review »
Security Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We used to use Fortinet, but we switched because of the lack of integration. View full review »
IT Manager at a construction company with 11-50 employees
When selecting a vendor, the most important criteria include: * Security - the ability of the technology from a security perspective. * The ability of the company to support the technology - knowledge of the product by the company. It may sound really silly to say that, but you'd be surprised how poor some companies' technical support is. * The financial stability of the company. View full review »
IT System Administrator at PFW HAVACILIK
Before, I did not manage my private network well (or professionally). For this reason, I have been updating products. View full review »
ICT Manager with 1-10 employees
We just shortlisted Cisco and Fortinet. View full review »
Center for Creative Leadership at a professional training and coaching company with 501-1,000 employees
We did not previously use a different solution. View full review »
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