Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA

Check Point VSX is ranked 20th in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs Cisco ASA which is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 77 reviews. The top reviewer of Check Point VSX writes "Valuable features include centralized management using the MDM solution and the log management module". The top reviewer of Cisco ASA writes "Syslog generation and forwarding are good but it lacks many UTM features". Check Point VSX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA and pfSense. Cisco ASA is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX Firewalls and Juniper SRX. See our Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA report.
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Pros
We consolidated from three management consoles and three clusters to only one, which is a big improvement.Its blades and VSLS (Virtual System Load Sharing) work fine.Monitoring using SmartConsole and all its features is extremely easy, and I find SmartEvent an excellent monitoring tool for spotting threats and user behaviour.The multiple virtual firewalls on one box are extremely useful and the interconnection with virtual switches is simple and easy to understand.

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Its VPN and ASN features are very stable.The setup was straightforward. I was happy with the configuration and deployment of the solution, as it was quick.It provides security for our company, and our users.It protects our network.The stability of the product is good.Cisco ASA is very strong.It is a secure product.It is scalable and stable.

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Cons
Having a web UI in the VSX (or something similar) would be nice.We have Microsoft CASB cloud app security and it's one of the least compatible firewalls. They really need to look at this, as both Check Point and Microsoft are major players. Why aren't they compatible? If we had Palo Alto then we wouldn't have this problem.

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In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind, and it is way behind the market leaders.The initial setup was complex.The pricing is a bit high.Migration with other appliances is not easy. It has to be done manually, and this takes a long time.It is not easy to configure.The scalability is a bit limiting, to be honest. In terms of when you look to changing landscape in terms of threats, I think to me, my personal it's a bit limiting.Tech support could not answer all of our questions. I had to do research on the web to solve my issues.<p>If there is old hardware, or appliances, it does not necessarily work with the new Cisco generation firewalls.

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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.It is considered on the "high end" of the spectrum.The cost of keeping the licensing up on the ASA is very expensive. It has a lot of positives, but the cost of going with it is really starting to be a major negative right now.Commercial leasing is the best option.ASA pricing seems high compared to other firewalls, such as the Sophos XG models.The licensing features are getting more complicated. These should be simplified.

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Ranking
20th
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
13,260
Comparisons
7,660
Reviews
3
Followers
202
Avg. Rating
8.7
2nd
out of 47 in Firewalls
Views
105,669
Comparisons
52,863
Reviews
74
Followers
3,991
Avg. Rating
7.9
Top Comparisons
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Compared 34% of the time.
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Also Known As
Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA
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Overview
VSX (Virtual System Extension) is a security and VPN solution for large-scale environments based on the proven security of Check Point Security Gateway. VSX provides comprehensive protection for multiple networks or VLANs within complex infrastructures. It securely connects them to shared resources such as the Internet and/or a DMZ, and allows them to safely interact with each other.

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.

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Sample Customers
Bentley Systems, Almaviva TSF S.p.A, Yankuang Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.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.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government19%
Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Transportation Company7%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise34%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise40%
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