Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA NGFW

As of March 2019, Check Point VSX is ranked 22nd in Firewalls with 4 reviews vs Cisco ASA NGFW which is ranked 2nd in Firewalls with 80 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 NGFW writes "Syslog generation and forwarding are good but it lacks many UTM features". Check Point VSX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA NGFW and pfSense. Cisco ASA NGFW is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Meraki MX Firewalls and Cisco Firepower NGFW. See our Check Point VSX vs. Cisco ASA NGFW report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the monitoring. We can easily monitor what kind of stuff comes over to our network and we can then check the dashboard and work accordingly.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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The IPS (In-plane switching) is the most valuable feature.Its ability to discover attacks is a valuable feature. All of the other features that have to do with security are good.The greatest benefit for the organization is the confidence that we are secured.This solution has good security, and it's a good product. You can trust Cisco, and there's support as well, which is really good.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 users.It protects our network.

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Cons
The initial setup was a bit complex.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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At times the product is sluggish and slowSome of the features, like the stability, need to be improved.There may have been one or two incidences of malicious threats.The phishing emails could be improved.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.

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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.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.

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Ranking
22nd
out of 50 in Firewalls
Views
14,155
Comparisons
7,629
Reviews
4
Followers
204
Avg. Rating
8.5
2nd
out of 50 in Firewalls
Views
112,253
Comparisons
52,710
Reviews
78
Followers
3,896
Avg. Rating
7.9
Top Comparisons
Compared 15% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 34% of the time.
Also Known As
Cisco ASA, 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.
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Manufacturing Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm15%
Manufacturing Company10%
Transportation Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise33%
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