Compare 3Com H3C Firewall vs. Cisco ASAv

3Com H3C Firewall is ranked 39th in Firewalls while Cisco ASAv which is ranked 14th in Firewalls with 15 reviews. 3Com H3C Firewall is rated 0, while Cisco ASAv is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco ASAv writes "Protects from external threats to our network as a firewall and VPN solution". 3Com H3C Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate and Cisco ASA NGFW, whereas Cisco ASAv is most compared with Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco Firepower NGFW and pfSense.
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Watch out for hidden licensing and incredibly high annual maintenance costs.We paid about $7,000 for the Cisco firewall, plus another small Cisco router and the lead switch. It was under the combined license. It's a final agreement.The cost is a big factor for us. This is why we are using it only in our restricted area. They are very much higher than their competitors in the market.Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.The cost is a bit high compared to other solutions in the market.Cisco recently has become very expensive.The cost is a bit higher than other competitive solutions on the market.

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It would be nice if pricing could do more to reflect the economy of the country where the product is being implemented.This solution might be expensive, but it is economical in the long run.With AnyConnect, it depends on your license. It depends on the number of concurrent users you want to connect.I bought a license for three years and it was really affordable.We are partners with Cisco. They are always one call away, which is good. They know how to keep their customers happy.With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy.Purchasing from the AWS Marketplace was easy. It was just point and click.It is pay-as-you-go, so it much cheaper than buying in the plants.

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Also Known As
Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASAAdaptive Security Virtual Appliance
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Overview

Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco's end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades, standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.

Adaptive Security Appliance is also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security solution.

Block more threats and quickly mitigate those that do breach your defenses with the industry’s first threat-focused NGFW.

The 3Com H3C SecPath F-Series Advanced VPN Firewalls family delivers advanced threat protection for organizations of all sizes with single sites, multiple branch offices, or remote workers—helping prevent business disruptions, revenue loss and damage to an organization’s reputation caused by security breaches.


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.

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Sample Customers
There are more than one million Adaptive Security Appliances deployed globally. Top customers include First American Financial Corp., Genzyme, Frankfurt Airport, Hansgrohe SE, Rio Olympics, The French Laundry, Rackspace, and City of Tomorrow.Distinctive Software SolutionsBluelock
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm19%
Manufacturing Company12%
Comms Service Provider12%
University7%
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Comms Service Provider14%
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Software R&D Company12%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Government20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Local Government7%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise37%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
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Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise61%
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