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"It is a comprehensive suite and complete package.""The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.""The transparency of the single UI to ensure security. A product has to be simple so that an administrator can use it.""It provides security for our company and users.""Among the top features are integrated threat defence and the fact that each virtual appliance is separate so you get great granular control.""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.""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."

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"Working with the Hillstone E-Series has, from a remote perspective, allowed me to give my clients a secure connectivity.""The initial setup was straightforward. It only took a few hours to deploy."

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"Palo Alto has better and finer controls than, say, Cisco or Check Point.""The IPS system is the best in the field.""The most valuable feature is availability.""Simple integrations with the domain controllers and other inventories""Palo Alto has an approach that makes the configuration easier not only for the customers but also for the IT help for the customers.""This is a very reliable firewall and we have never had problems with it.""The most valuable features are the virtualization of the firewall and the antivirus.""Overall, this is a very simple and very effective firewall, and I am satisfied with it."

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"Cisco ASA should be easier to use. It is a bit tough to navigate and see what is going on.""Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.""The artificial intelligence and machine learning (behavioral based threat detection), which I can this will be coming out in another year, these are what we need now.""The initial setup was complex.""There are always vulnerabilities that come up and there was one in early 2018 but this was patched with software updates.""In terms of next-generation capabilities, Cisco is a little behind, and it is way behind the market leaders.""The phishing emails could be improved.""There may have been one or two incidences of malicious threats."

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"I am not sure if this solution offers active directory integration. Adding that feature will definitely be an advantage.""The solution doesn't have a web proxy built into the system like Sophos. This is something they should work to change."

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"The solution needs a series of OS changes.""Higher levels of support are excellent but new users may need additional options.""There are a lot of bugs in this solution.""Palo Alto doesn't have extended visibility to the end point in their firewalls.""They should implement the features that the other firewalls have.""The technical support, and how they provide it to the client, needs to be improved.""The ease of management and configuration should be improved.""I would like to see the threat intelligence capability integrated with other vendors such as Cisco and Forcepoint."

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"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.""Our individual release cycle has been quicker because the entire development and testing environment has been automated because of these virtual instances. It has aligned our development workflow. This is where we have seen the ROI increase.""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.""We are partners with Cisco. They are always one call away, which is good. They know how to keep their customers happy.""Pricing is high, but it is essentially a corporate decision.""Licensing is expensive compared to other solutions.""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."

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"Products by the leader in the field are justifiably a bit more expensive compared to other vendors.""The price of this solution is too high.""This solution is expensive compared to other, similar products.""This is an expensive solution, although you will get value for the price.""Pricing is a sensitive issue because the cost is high in this market.""Palo Alto firewalls are very expensive.""It would be nice if they lowered their prices for small businesses."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the virtualization of the firewall and the antivirus.
Top Answer: This solution is expensive compared to other, similar products.
Top Answer: The ease of management and configuration should be improved. The price of the K2 series could be lower.
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Also Known As
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv
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Overview

Cisco ASA firewalls deliver enterprise-class firewall functionality with highly scalable and flexible VPN capabilities to meet diverse needs, from small/branch offices to high performance data centers and service providers. Available in a wide range of models, Cisco ASA can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance. Flexible VPN capabilities include support for remote access, site-to-site, and clientless VPN. Also, select appliances support clustering for increased performance, VPN load balancing to optimize available resources, advanced high availability configurations, and more.

Cisco ASAv is the virtualized version of the Cisco ASA firewall. Widely deployed in leading private and public clouds, Cisco ASAv is ideal for remote worker and multi-tenant environments. The solution scales up/down to meet performance requirements and high availability provides resilience. Also, Cisco ASAv can deliver micro-segmentation to protect east-west network traffic.

Cisco firewalls provide consistent security policies, enforcement, and protection across all your environments. Unified management for Cisco ASA and FTD/NGFW physical and virtual firewalls is delivered by Cisco Defense Orchestrator (CDO), with cloud logging also available. And with Cisco SecureX included with every Cisco firewall, you gain a cloud-native platform experience that enables greater simplicity, visibility, and efficiency.

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Hillstone E-Series next generation firewalls provide visibility and control of web applications regardless of port, protocol, or evasive action. It can identify and prevent potential threats associated with high-risk applications while providing policy-based control over applications, users, and user-groups. Policies can be defined that guarantee bandwidth to mission-critical applications while restricting or blocking inappropriate or malicious applications. Hillstone E-Series firewalls incorporate comprehensive network security and advanced firewall features. They provide superior price performance, excellent energy efficiency, and a smaller size when compared to competing products.

Designed to handle growing throughput needs due to increasing amounts of application-, user-, and device-generated data, the K2-Series offers amazing performance and threat prevention capabilities to stop advanced cyberattacks and secure mobile network infrastructure, subscribers, and services.

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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.Bank of China Macao, Instituto Tecnológico Bolivariano, Ministry of Labor in San Salvador, FEDCOState of North Dakota, SEGA, Alameda County Office of Education, Temple University, VERGE, CAME
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company11%
University6%
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Computer Software Company24%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise40%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Hillstone E-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks K2-Series and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,228 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Hillstone E-Series is ranked 28th in Firewalls with 2 reviews while Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is ranked 11th in Firewalls with 12 reviews. Hillstone E-Series is rated 8.6, while Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Hillstone E-Series writes "Secure connectivity and active directory integration simplifies remote working". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks K2-Series writes "IPS system is the strongest you can get and it has good decryption". Hillstone E-Series is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Cisco IOS SSL VPN, Meraki MX and OpenVPN Access Server, whereas Palo Alto Networks K2-Series is most compared with . See our Hillstone E-Series vs. Palo Alto Networks K2-Series report.

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