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Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Real User
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Outstanding NGFW capabilities, Site to site VPNs and High Availability. Also the integration of FirePOWER services (Web Filtering/IPS/Malware Protection) are a huge step forwards for an already great… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We purchased a pair of ASAs to handle all perimeter traffic in and out of our network. This devices enabled us to secure all our perimeter traffic, WAN connections, Internet connectivity and Internet… more»

What needs improvement?

Only problem in my opinion is ease of use. You really need to know your way around the CLI and complex feature set to get things working. The ASDM GUI is good for some things but for the most part… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

ASAs are expensive. The initial cost is high compared to other similar solutions, and chances are the personnel that will operate them will require some training. But if you're aiming for stability… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to have a SonicWall and an older ASA 5510 platform. Both were replaced by a Cisco ASA cluster using a pair of 5525x.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Fortinet and SonicWall, both great UTM vendors. Although those platforms are cheaper, we decided to go with Cisco because stability and reliability were mayor concerns for us, also the… more»

What is Cisco ASAv?


The Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance is a virtualized network security solution. It supports both traditional and next-generation software-defined networks (SDN), as well as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environments. The ASAv provides policy enforcement and threat inspection across heterogeneous, multisite environments.

Also known as
Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance
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