Cisco ASAv Pros and Cons

Cisco ASAv Pros

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Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
A stable and solid solution for protection from external threats and for VPN connections.
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Ryan Partington
Systems Administrator at Universal Audio
The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.
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Vikram Arsid
Cyber Security Software Engineer at Fireeye
It is a comprehensive suite and complete package.
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Mantechni677
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
What I like about Cisco is the security zone. By default when you configure it, it gives you a security zone, which other firewalls don't have.
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Engineinfo677
Senior Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
For business purposes, it's a very detailed solution, which is it's greatest benefit, as you can get almost any piece of information you need from the solution. It allows for admins to be able to troubleshoot pretty easily.
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Jonathan LELOU
Ingénieur technico-commercial at Inter-Continental Business Machines (ICBM)
The best solutions for our company are those we have yet to implement so it will be even better in the future for us than it already is.
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George Karani
IT Manager
The feature I find most valuable is the Cisco VPN Interconnection.
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Farhad Foladi
Cloud Services Operation Engineer at Informatic Services Company (ISC)
We are using the Cisco AnyConnect for our end-user VPN with the ASA.
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Donald Fitzai
LAN admin at Cluj County Council
The firewall power that comes with Cisco ASAv is the most valuable asset. They are are very easy to manage.
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Nasser Abd EL Rahman
IT Infrastructure Manager at Beltone financial
The features I found most valuable in this solution, are the overall security features.
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Cisco ASAv Cons

reviewer1084986
Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is not the newest, cutting-edge technology
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Ryan Partington
Systems Administrator at Universal Audio
Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.
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Vikram Arsid
Cyber Security Software Engineer at Fireeye
Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.
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Mantechni677
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
I wish the Cisco interface was not so granular. Check Point was easier to create specific rules than with ASAv.
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Engineinfo677
Senior Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
I'm working on a slightly older version, but what it needs is a better alert management. It's pretty standard, but there's no real advanced features involved around it.
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Jonathan LELOU
Ingénieur technico-commercial at Inter-Continental Business Machines (ICBM)
The user interface is too complex for people who are not trained to or certified to engage with the product. The interface should be easier to use.
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George Karani
IT Manager
They should allow customers to talk to them directly instead of having to go through the reseller.
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Farhad Foladi
Cloud Services Operation Engineer at Informatic Services Company (ISC)
I would like to see them release a patch for ASAv with cross-platform FirePower integration.
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Donald Fitzai
LAN admin at Cluj County Council
We found it difficult to publish an antennae sidewalk with the ASDM. I think Cisco should improve this by creating a simpler interface for the firewall.
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Nasser Abd EL Rahman
IT Infrastructure Manager at Beltone financial
It could also use a reporting dashboard.
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