Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA

Check Point VSX is ranked 19th in Firewalls with 3 reviews vs Cisco ASA which is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 68 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 Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and pfSense. Cisco ASA is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Juniper SRX. See our Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA report.
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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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Beats sophisticated cyber attacks with a superior security appliance.It allowed us to consolidating multiple security devices into a single appliance.Valuable features include AnyConnect, double translations, and an independent IPS module.ASA 5505 and ASA 5506 are very powerful tools to use in a business environment, and provide a lot of security.It joins all branches and permits employees to work outside their offices, but everything is based on high securities standards (PCI compliance).Once configured to suit your needs, these firewalls are rock solid appliances.Cisco ASA has an okay CLI with a nice GUI.My confidence continues to build upon using Cisco firewalls.

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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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The only con that I have really seen with it is the reporting structure. FirePOWER is good. It has been a great help because, before that, it was not good at all.The Cisco ASA device needs overall improvement, as configurations alone do not completely secure my network.We are looking for software taxi capabilities.The product crashes. We have a cluster of firewalls and we regularly get failovers.The licensing needs simplification.The IPS module is combined with the main operating system.Intrusion prevention, we currently need to apply deep bracket inspection manually to use web filtering.Multiple WAN connections: Even though you can implement more than one interface to outside connections, it is lacking on load balances, etc.

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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.It was initially heavy on my pocket, but it soon actualised its worth.​It is worth every penny that we have invested in it.​We looking for a possible new solution because of the licensing and VPN.​Be sure of what features you are ​going to utilize to add/remove some from new bundles.

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Reviews
67
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Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Also Known AsAdaptive Security Appliance, ASA
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Overview
OverviewVSX (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
Sample CustomersBentley 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, and City of Tomorrow.
Top Industries
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Government
19%
Financial Services Firm
19%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Transportation Company
7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
13%
Manufacturing Company
11%
Retailer
8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
Company Size
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Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
31%
Large Enterprise
33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
30%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
40%
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