Cisco ASA NGFW Pricing and License Cost

NSA0898776
Network & Security Administrator at Diamond Bank Plc
The licensing for Cisco ASA is on a yearly basis. We have to renew the Firepower module license. We are in the process of renewing this one. I just made the demand. They have the management who is charge asking about the price and payment terms on different offers. View full review »
Beka Gurushidze
System Administrator at ISET
We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement. The Cisco license was not yearly. It was a yearly license for the firewall. For the router and switch, it was a lifetime license. View full review »
Ahmed Nagm
CEO at PCS
My advice, since I have to pay for licensing each feature that I need to enable, like URL filtering, is to look at a pfSense. That is what we are doing because you have to pay for greater protection, a total solution can be very costly. We are looking at a pfSense, to bring down the total cost. The correct price point, in comparison to other platforms, is the main factor here. View full review »
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Nadika Perera
CEO at Synergy IT
Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions. Especially in other regions because people are very careful when it comes to spending on IT infrastructure. My suggestion is, first test it, once you see how good it is you will definitely want to renew it. View full review »
In432TchMn89
Information Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The cost of keeping the licensing up on the ASA is very expensive. It has a lot of positives, but the cost of going with it is really starting to be a major negative right now. View full review »
Neil McFadyen
Supervisor of Computer Operations at a university
ASA pricing seems high compared to other firewalls, such as the Sophos XG models. The licensing features are getting more complicated. These should be simplified. View full review »
Imad Awwad
Group IT Manager at Malia Group
Always look for the history of the products and their evolution, as this will reflect their prices. As for the licenses, be smart and choose the ones you are going to use AS PER YOUR NEED. More features=More Licenses=More work time=Increase in Cost. Always consider what you might need to reduce your wasted time and invest it in other solutions (i.e. "If it takes you three hours to do an analysis report and the solution you are getting has this feature to reduce your time to five minutes then you can consider this license. But, if there is a feature where you can have access to the machine from the cloud and you are always connected to the company by VPN, there is no need to buy this license"). View full review »
Hassan Javaid
Senior Executive Technical Support at AITSL
The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market. I would rate the cost as a six or seven out of ten. View full review »
ipmplspr538920
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nothing to highlight at this level. View full review »
reviewer818484
Information Security Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs. We bought much beefier Palo Altos for a less expensive one-time and annual cost. View full review »
Mbaunguraije Tjikuzu
Information Security Administrator at Bank of Namibia
Our licensing costs for this solution is on a yearly basis. Just for the firewall, it's about $1.5 million USD. View full review »
Fabrizio Volpe
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
Cisco devices are for sure costly and budget could be an important constrain on selecting them as our security solution. View full review »
Johnsey Kivoto
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market. View full review »
Alvaro Picado
Systems Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
We are a non-profit foundation. Our goal is the social and labor integration of people with disabilities. I think I have timely information at this point, but I'm not an expert on pricing and licensing, since Cisco has a worldwide donation program for non-profit organizations, like Microsoft does. I hope other companies follow this example. View full review »
it_user588258
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Cisco has recently become very expensive. Other solutions on the market are cheaper than this solution. View full review »
AccountMe9ae
Account Manager
Price should be judged based on the above answers, among the most capable vendors. View full review »
BURAK YESILDERYA
IT System Administrator at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Commercial leasing is the best option. View full review »
InfSec4893
Information Security Officer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
I would consider this solution on the "high end" of the pricing spectrum. View full review »
it_user346116
I.T Security Consultant
Pricing is why we had to go for a UTM. For us to achieve what we needed, if we had gone with the ASA, the cost would have been high compared to getting one box (UTM). View full review »
Tech432SrvcMn
Technical Services Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market. View full review »
Aaron Solis
ESS Security with 201-500 employees
Be sure of what features you are going to utilize to add/remove some from new bundles. View full review »
reviewer994896
Center for Creative Leadership at a professional training and coaching company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing is high, but it is corporate's decision. View full review »
Deanna Acre
Information Systems Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
We looking for a possible new solution because of the licensing and VPN. View full review »
Moraima Matilda
Coordinator Network Support at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The initial setup was complex. But, after that, to maintain and keep creating rules it was easy. View full review »
AhmadManzoor
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Value for your money, but bit a costly. View full review »
Heath Freel
President and CTO with 51-200 employees
Price point is too high for features and throughput available. View full review »
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