Cisco ASAv Other Solutions Considered

reviewer1084986
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
My current company has been using ASA for quite a long time, so I was not involved in the choices. I have been participating in choosing a new vendor and new equipment for some specific purposes as we go forward. For a next-generation firewall, Cisco's product — a combination of ASA and Firepower — is not the best solution. We are choosing a different vendor and going with Palo Alto for next-generation solutions because we feel it is better. View full review »
Ryan Partington
Systems Administrator at Universal Audio
Our network guy looked at alternatives and settled on Cisco ASA. It was the cheapest available option, virtualized, and he was familiar with Cisco, like many people are because it's a great company. It made the most sense at the time, because our VPC was a sandbox at first. Now, it has grown, which is where the pain point is: the scalability of the ASA. We have sort of wedged ourselves into a corner. We are now looking into Cisco Meraki, the CSR stuff, and the SD-WAN technology. View full review »
Vikram Arsid
Cyber Security Software Engineer at Fireeye
We also checked Fortinet and Palo Alto, their AWS versions. When compared products, Cisco ASA is easy on AWS. We received a trial version. It is easy to setup and evaluate. We also already had Cisco products. This provided a tighter integration with what we already had. Since most of our traffic stays in AWS, it made sense to use AWS Cisco ASAv. View full review »
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Engineinfo677
Senior Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We've looked at the Fortinet solution. The Fortinet FortiGate. View full review »
Donald Fitzai
LAN admin at Cluj County Council
I did consider other options as I have experience with Meraki and other devices. Meraki is simpler to use, but I decided on Cisco ASAv. View full review »
Munish Gupta
Partner - Consulting & Advisory at Wipro Technologies
We evaluated VMware Virtual Networking and Check Point. We chose Cisco because of the support and their roadmap for the changing technology landscape is good. Therefore, it is always better to be partnered with them. View full review »
Nasser Abd EL Rahman
IT Infrastructure Manager at Beltone financial
We have used many other solutions in the past and we constantly look out for other options. So we didn't switch to Cisco ASAv, we simply started using it together with another solution. We now use two products in the same time. View full review »
Cristian Serban
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We also considered Check Point. We chose Cisco because of its capabilities. We didn't need something so complex for this solution, just a straightforward firewall. It met our requirements. View full review »
Bashir Bashir
IT Administrator at Bash and Co
We did look at Barracuda. View full review »
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