Cisco ASA NGFW Scalability

NSA0898776
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 »
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 »
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Jijish Gopi
Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Scalability is not that good, I think. Other firewalls, upgrading is a very easy task; from the graphical user interface, you just need to import the firmware versions into it and install it. In this firewall, you need to have a third-party solution in both. It's a process. It's a procedure, a hard procedure, actually, so there is no straightforward procedure for upgrading. View full review »
Ahmed Nagm
CEO at PCS
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 »
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 »
In432TchMn89
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 »
ipmplspr538920
Security Governance at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Yes, the throughput highlighted on the datasheet (10Gbps) should be reviewed. This throughput is only for a UDP running environment, which you will never find in the real world. Rather consider a multiprotocol throughput. View full review »
reviewer818484
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 »
Fabrizio Volpe
Senior Consultant at Unify Square
No, an assessment about the workload is important to select the right device. View full review »
NGFW677
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is very scalable. 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 »
Alvaro Picado
Systems Manager at a non-profit with 201-500 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
AccountMe9ae
Account Manager
No scalability issues. View full review »
Mahmoud Ashoub
Team Leader, Information Risk Engineer at National Bank of Egypt
The scalability is good. View full review »
InfSec4893
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 »
it_user346116
I.T Security Consultant
No scalability issues. View full review »
Tech432SrvcMn
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 »
Reviewer8932
Technical Administrator at a tech services company
No scalability issues yet. View full review »
ICTmanager564855
ICT Manager with 1-10 employees
It can be used by multiple users. View full review »
Net823Eng2
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 »
Aaron Solis
ESS Security with 201-500 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
reviewer994896
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 »
Deanna Acre
Information Systems Manager at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
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 »
it_user413292
Regional Manager - Pre Sales at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It requires additional licensing to enable 10G ports. View full review »
AhmadManzoor
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
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