Cisco ASAv Valuable Features

Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's difficult to say what features are most valuable because ASA is not a cutting-edge device. It's rather more stable and proven than modern. It's difficult to suggest adding features because with new features we are adding something new, and that means it could be less stable and. New features are not the reason we use the solution — it is almost the opposite. The most valuable part of the solution is dependability. It's already a mature and stable product. I prefer to not to use the newest software — even if Cisco suggests using the newest — because this is a critical security device. View full review »
Vikram Arsid
Cyber Security Software Engineer at Fireeye
It is a comprehensive suite and complete package. We have the following with the product: * Interest point detection * Firewall stuff * VPN * It's configurable. * It guards with its own threat intelligence. We find that virtual instances are helpful because they are easy to use on AWS Marketplace, as they are On Demand. We have a lot of traffic on AWS. Therefore, to monitor the traffic rather than using on-premise, we use virtual instances of Cisco ASA. This is pretty easy to use and we receive value off of it. View full review »
Technical Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
One of the important aspect when deploying Ciso ASA firewall, it’s oblige you at the beginning to define your security level, which will make it easier when making your security policy ( traffic allow From Source to Destination) A security level will define how trusted is an interface in relation to another interface on the Cisco ASA. The Higher is the security level, is the more trusted is the interface. The highest security level is , “ Security Level 100” . Nowadays other Firewall manufacturer try to adopt the same deployment principle as the Cisco ASA with security level, however the Cisco ASA do have other interesting features which I think are very useful: - Firepower services - Security context - Firepower management View full review »
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Senior Information Security Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is part of a suite. If you pay for it, it has basically a view that's called Firepower, and it's really good at being able to analyze exact bits of a pack, at the packet level, and has the ability to allow you to examine that traffic. It is really good. That's probably my favorite part of the suite. View full review »
Jonathan LELOU
Ingénieur technico-commercial at Inter-Continental Business Machines (ICBM)
We haven't deployed all the possible services from Cisco yet, but I started to research more of the ones that are available and I think Firepower will end up being the best, most valuable solution for us. View full review »
George Karani
IT Manager
The feature I find most valuable is the Cisco VPN Interconnection. The file features are useful as well. They're good at packet tracing. They are very straightforward. I would say that the Cisco ASA ASDM makes it very easy to manage the firewall. View full review »
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. If a user wants to connect to our network, they access it via the Cisco intranet and connect to the firewall at the edge. View full review »
Donald Fitzai
LAN admin at Cluj County Council
The firewall power that comes with Cisco ASAv is the most valuable asset. They are very easy to manage and configure. View full review »
Munish Gupta
Partner - Consulting & Advisory at Wipro Technologies
The transparency of the single UI to ensure security. A product has to be simple so that an administrator can use it. View full review »
Nasser Abd EL Rahman
IT Infrastructure Manager at Beltone financial
The features I found most valuable in this solution are the overall security features. View full review »
Aimee White
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
Top features: * Easy to deploy for staff to use VPNs * Ease of setup * Integrated threat defence * Great flow-based inspection device * Easy ACLs * Failover support * Each virtual appliance is separate so you get great granular control * Has own memory allocation * Multiple types of devices: 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, 2 Gbps * License control * SSH or RESTful API View full review »
Cristian Serban
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use ASA as a simple, scalable firewall. Its main advantages are the stability. We use it as an active standby and as a failover solution. We depend on this solution, we've used it for several years. View full review »
Bashir Bashir
IT Administrator at Bash and Co
The VPN and monitoring are the most valuable features. View full review »
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