Cisco ASA Pricing, License Cost and Setup

Frank Theilen
IT Adviser/Manager with 51-200 employees
If you look for user internet access, many new products can help with filtering and rules or procedures, like Meraki. This replaces the purpose of proxy servers. If you have to secure web servers from the internet, you need a decent firewall with web features to process the requests and redirect traffic to web servers. Cisco is no longer the only vendor offering these features. With Microsoft TMG out of the race, others have to push in. But firewalls are also no longer the first frontier of security. Cloud services are in there as well. 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 »
ipmplspr538920
Security Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Nothing to highlight at this level. View full review »
Christina Phillips, MBA
Principal Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Always plan ahead for three years. In other words, do not buy a firewall on what your needs are today, but try to predict where you will be three years from now in terms of bandwidth, security requirements, and changes in organizational design. This applies to any vendor, not just this product. I find that I always need to buy a higher level product than the specifications request in order to be safe. 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 »
NetworkE721d
Network Engineer with 201-500 employees
Everything with Cisco is expensive. My advice is that there are a lot better options out in the market now. Palo Alto is pretty decent for example, but support is the best with Cisco, hands down. All other TACs do not come close, except Arista, but they do not make firewalls. View full review »
Pete Nixon
Senior Network Security Engineer at a university
Hardware and licensing can be expensive, and licensing can be a complicated affair. I would strongly recommend you speak with your distributor to ensure you choose the right license for your needs, and read the hardware comparison guide to make sure you spec the correct hardware for your specific needs. View full review »
Alin Prodea
Network Security Administrator at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have to admit that the price is high. But I think it's worth it if the stability of your solution counts for you. View full review »
Danut Agache
Computer Networking Consultant and Contractor
To discuss with Cisco Systems or their partners to gain the optimal price and to not consider, without verifying, the false information that Cisco ASA is very expensive. View full review »
Alexander Kostov
Senior IT Networking and Security Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This is definitely not a cheap solution, but I think it is worth the investment. View full review »
Rizal Meijer
Networking Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
You have to negotiate well. View full review »
BogdanV
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The licensing model has been simplified and is easy to understand. The price is higher compared to UTM solutions, such as Fortinet, but in the same range as Checkpoint and Palo Alto. View full review »
it_user560229
Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We purchased licenses for our High Availability (HA) devices as well but they were not really needed. View full review »
Sergei Chernooki
System Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Basic features and IPs can work without subscriptions. All next-generation features require per-year payments. Enterprise customers usually agree with price and license fees, so I don't see any painful issues with pricing and licensing. View full review »
ramesh1923
Technical Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
Expensive when compared to other products. View full review »
Kiarash Barzoodeh
Security Designer at ODI
The base license is delivered with the device. This license includes IPS and user authentication. You should buy a license for an IPS update. You should also buy another license for AMP and URL filtering. These are the important licenses: BASE, IPS, AMP, and URL filtering. Apart from the base license, the other licenses are subscription based for one, three, or five years. View full review »
Syed Razvi
Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
License and appliance costs are more expensive as compared to other vendors on the market. 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 »
Rizwan Siddiqi
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Price is bit high as compared to other vendors, but Cisco ASA has reputation and most reliable product. Always go with minimum security plus license. View full review »
FrankAsi
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 »
Azar Mammadli
IT Operation Manager
Our experience last year showed us that there is no full security, so why should we pay more? Any security vendor with a user-friendly interface, with good support, on-time updates for known vulnerabilities, and reliable hardware, is acceptable for an organization. View full review »
Meei Ling Tan
Senior Network Specialist
It is too pricey if you want to activate more features in a box, which necessitates you to purchase a license. View full review »
it_user477366
Security Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Get a clear understanding of what the licensing entails before committing. 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 »
Tulga352
Network Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Obviously, Cisco products are not cheap. View full review »
Sedef Koker
IT Manager at a manufacturing company
Cisco price-performance is very successful. 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_user456837
Project Manager with 11-50 employees
It is a bit more expensive than other solutions, but offers more customization and security than other solutions. View full review »
Peter Mucheke
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 »
Joseph Kingori
IT Support Engineer
As much as there is value for money, there is a need to make it affordable. 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 »
Ed Dallal
Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President (company of 1) with 51-200 employees
Pricing: Negotiate Licensing: Buy the advanced Malware Protection license subscription for one year. It is worth the investment. 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 »
Fabian de Wit
Corporate Information Security Officer
We bought the solution, so there were no real recurring costs at that time. View full review »
Dorin Berbescu
Executive Manager with 11-50 employees
Negotiate the quote. View full review »
Leonardo Polanco
Gerente de Telecomunicaciones at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sincerely, I prefer other products with no limit on licensing of VPNs, for example. View full review »
Mohamed Shehada
Senior Network & Data Communication Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Like with all vendors, know what options you require and request the proper license accordingly. Prices are on the same level as competitors. 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 »
Arshad Mohammad Khan
Security Consultant at Accenture
Never worked on pricing and licensing. View full review »
Shaikh Muhammad Adeel
Sr Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Go for the complete bundle, it's a one time investment only. Otherwise, in the future you will have to buy other tools as licenses for some add-on services. 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 »
it_user470943
ICT Manager - Network Operations at a healthcare company
Pricing is competitive but licensing cost is on the higher side for non-profit organizations. 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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