Cisco ASA NGFW Scalability

Security Officer at a government
We are a very small environment. Based on our scale, it's been perfect for our environment. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Orvis Company, Inc
The devices we have can scale pretty well. We have 600 to 700 people and we have an e-commerce site. It's deployed across the entire organization, although we have multiple firewalls. We have plans to increase usage. We're going to do more DMZ to protect ourselves. So we'll be having more interfaces off the firewalls and we'll be protecting more VLANs. That's probably as big as we are going to get. I don't see us doing too much more than that. View full review »
Network & Security Administrator at Diamond Bank Plc
The scalability is based on module support. We have a stand-alone version. It is not 100% applicable to talk about scalability at this point. There is another Cisco ASA module available that is more scalable than ours. For the module I have, the stand-alone, the scalability is not as good as on the higher model. The 5585 model, allocated for data center security, can be facilitated into the switching spot or the working spot in our data center. We can recommend the scalability there. For the module I have, I'm using it as a stand-alone. I don't think it is scalable too much at this point. I'm using Cisco ASA in my organization to support about 150 staff. For maintenance, I do all of the work myself. View full review »
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Beka Gurushidze
System Administrator at ISET
We are growing. In the next two years, we will have an additional 600 users, so we will double the capacity. We will see even more in the next three years. It will be like very tough. In about five-year cycles, you need to update the firewall and add other new Cisco devices for the next generation of innovation. In five years, we will be ready for a complete upgrade cycle for everything. The stability and scalability of the Cisco ASA NGFW are good for when we need to grow. For the next five years, everything is fine. After that, we will see because there will be a lot of changes. View full review »
Amit Gumber
Senior Manager at HCL Technologies
Scaling is quite easy. View full review »
Mustafa Ahmed
Network Security Engineer at qicard
I don't know that we have plans to scale the business on this site. But Cisco products are expandable. If we want to expand the functionality with new feature sets we can add modules. So in that way, it is a flexible and scalable solution. We currently have 200 to 500 users who are using this solution at any time. View full review »
IT Manager, Infrastructure, Solution Architecture at ADCI Group
This is a scalable solution. In terms of the number of users, it depends on the customer. A small customer may have less than twenty users. A larger customer can be complicated by having different branches with different users and different security rules. This means that you can reach up to the hundreds. View full review »
Ahmed Nagm
As far as scalability, I haven't had any performance issues so far. There really isn't high utilization coming from the operations environment, so I don't need to upgrade the tier at the moment. View full review »
Heritier Daya
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is really scalable and reliable. In my opinion, Cisco products are always scalable. View full review »
Senior Network Administrator at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For us, the scalability is good, because we sized everything right, right from the beginning. If you size it right, it's very good. We don't plan on adding more firewalls, unless we suddenly grow exponentially, which we're not expecting to do at this point. View full review »
Nadika Perera
CEO at Synergy IT
Cisco is expensive and when you want to grow, it means you're going to need to spend some money but you can justify it. We have closer to 50 users on the firewall at the moment and do have plans to increase usage. View full review »
Information Technology Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is very good. We use the 5600 models and the lower 5000s. We were able to upgrade as needed. We added a ton of VPN tunnels to them and they handled all that traffic quite well. View full review »
Hassan Javaid
Senior Executive Technical Support at AITSL
The scalability is good. View full review »
Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability doesn't really apply to us, as it is just a firewall client. View full review »
Information Security Officer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
It should be well scalable. However, we didn't see a good centralized management/monitoring system like the one that Palo Alto has. View full review »
Mbaunguraije Tjikuzu
Information Security Administrator at Bank of Namibia
It can easily scale. If you want, you can scale it to a lot of traffic. It's an X file, so all of our users are going through it. We only require one administrator for the solution. For deployment and maintenance, it depends on how many developers you have. We require two dedicated staff at a minimum. Naturally, we employ both security technicians and administrators. Cisco ASA NGFW is being used at all our branches, and we'll continue using it in the future. View full review »
Seang Haing
Team Leader Network Egnieer at deam
ASA is limited in terms of its scalability because of our customer environments. They are in the banking and microfinance sector. Our clients always want to move to the next generation firewall so they like FirePOWER. When we move clients to Firepower, they need to integrate with Sourcefire and move into more complicated management. We have the staff perform the migrations to Firepower. We redirected traffic with Sourcefire and also require the use of FMC by our management center with Firepower. View full review »
Michael Collin
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I don't have a sense of the scalability. I never extend the processes or usage. View full review »
Ahmad Alkoragaty
IT Consultant at MOD
The scalability is good. We have around 1,500 users. The users are regular end-users, network admins, technicians, etc. We require three admins for this solution. We require five staff members for the deployment and maintenance. It is used weekly. We do plan to increase the users. View full review »
Pre-sales engineer with 51-200 employees
When we implement a firewall we need to be aware of whether it is growing over a short time period or a long time period. I think the scalability, from our implementation, is good because you can use the same configuration for another platform. If you implement on a small platform, it It is easy to implement the same configuration to another, bigger device. View full review »
Network Security/Network Management at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
We have 500 users working on the solution and I believe it may increase, so I believe the program is scalable. View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is very scalable. View full review »
Integration / Wireless Engineer at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
This solution is very scalable. View full review »
Security Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Scalability depends on the requirements of the license. The licensing scheme is complicated and not straightforward. I think there were around 200 users, sometimes more. View full review »
Johnsey Kivoto
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The scalability is a bit limiting, to be honest. In terms of when you look to changing landscape in terms of threats, I think to me, my personal it's a bit limiting. View full review »
Mahmoud Ashoub
Team Leader, Information Risk Engineer at National Bank of Egypt
The scalability is good. View full review »
Information Security Officer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is fine. We have no problems with the solution. We have two of them in a standby configuration. View full review »
Technical Services Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The scalability of the solution is OK for me. It basically fulfills my requirement. View full review »
ICT Manager with 1-10 employees
It can be used by multiple users. View full review »
Network Engineer at a media company with 51-200 employees
It is a scalable product. We have a lot of demand. But, it supports any additional network that we add. It expands easily. View full review »
Center for Creative Leadership at a professional training and coaching company with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is good. I'm happy with the service. We are around twenty users. Some are in finance, some are in a mid-user roles, and some are in other official roles. View full review »
Moraima Matilda
Coordinator Network Support at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
It is scalable. We have had no issues. View full review »
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