Cisco ASA NGFW Pricing and License Cost

Security Officer at a government
Pricing varies on the model and the features we are using. It could be anywhere from $600 to $1000 to up to $7,000 per year, depending on what model and what feature sets are available to us. The only additional cost is Smart NET. That also depends on whether you're doing gold or silver, 24/7 or 8/5, etc. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Orvis Company, Inc
We used Check Point and the two are comparable. Cost was really what put us onto the ASAs. They both do what it is we need them to do. At Orvis, what we need to do is very basic. But the price tag for Check Point was exorbitantly more than what it is for the ASA solution. We pay Cisco for maintenance on a yearly basis. There are no additional fees that I'm aware of. View full review »
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 »
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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 »
IT Manager, Infrastructure, Solution Architecture at ADCI Group
The pricing for Cisco products is higher than others, but Cisco is a very good, strong, and stable technology. If we compare Huawei or FortiGate or others then the prices are lower, but the higher Cisco price is acceptable because of the stability, trust, and reliability. View full review »
Ahmed Nagm
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 »
Heritier Daya
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are in the process of renewing our three-year license, which costs approximately $24,000 USD for the thirty-six months. In terms of licensing, this product costs a lot, but this cost can save my assets that could be millions for my company. There is no choice. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nothing to highlight at this level. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
With respect to the routers and switches, or the core stacks that we get, they seem to be pretty comparable so I don't have any issues with the licensing. Some of our customers would be more likely to standardize on Cisco equipment if the cost was lower because a lot of people install cheap equipment. View full review »
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 »
Ahmad Alkoragaty
IT Consultant at MOD
There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees. View full review »
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
Cisco may be a little expensive but it has everything, and they support very well. View full review »
Network Security/Network Management at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
The licensing is very expensive. View full review »
Integration / Wireless Engineer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
The cost of this solution is high. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Account Manager
Price should be judged based on the above answers, among the most capable vendors. View full review »
IT System Administrator at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Commercial leasing is the best option. View full review »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Value for your money, but bit a costly. View full review »
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