Cisco ASA Firewall is #6 ranked solution in best firewalls
. PeerSpot users give Cisco ASA Firewall an average rating of 8 out of 10.
Cisco ASA Firewall is most commonly compared to Fortinet FortiGate: Cisco ASA Firewall vs Fortinet FortiGate
. Cisco ASA Firewall is popular among the large enterprise segment,
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What is Cisco ASA Firewall?
Cisco ASA Firewall is a security device that combines firewall, intrusion prevention, virtual private network (VPN), and antivirus capabilities. Its main purpose is to provide proactive threat defense to stop attacks before they spread through the network.
Cisco ASA Firewall Features
Cisco ASA Firewall has many valuable key features, including:
Intrusion prevention system (IPS): Cisco ASA Firewall’s IPS provides contextual awareness.
Advanced threat protection: Gain protection against zero day threats (based on using global threat intelligence) .
Rapid threat containment: With Cisco ASA Firewall, you can proactively mitigate risks. If a threat is detected, additional security policies are applied to other network devices for increased protection.
High availability: Cisco ASA Firewall offers high availability for high resiliency applications
- Integrated IPS, VPN, and unified communications capabilities
- Multi-node clustering
- High performance
Cisco ASA Firewall Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Cisco ASA Firewall include:
- Superior protection from threats through CSC, IPS, and the like.
- Better pricing means that TCO is reduced.
- High performance levels that can be scaled to achieve 10+ Gbps.
- You can deploy new applications easily over secured layers.
- Identity-based access helps you access business resources.
- Identity-based access can be integrated with other services, such as LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory.
- By implementing Cisco ASA Firewall, IT resources are freed up.
- Because Cisco ASA Firewall offers effective prevention, your spyware cleanup costs decrease.
Reviews from Real Users
Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Cisco ASA Firewall users.
A Cisco Security Specialist at a tech services company says, “All the features are very valuable. Among them is the integration for remote users, with AnyConnect, to the infrastructure. All the security through that is wonderful and it's very easy. You connect and you are inside your company network via VPN. Everything is encrypted and it's a very good solution.” He goes on to add, “The intrusion prevention system, the intrusion detection, is perfect. But you can also integrate Cisco with an IPS solution from another vendor, and just use the ASA with AnyConnect and as a firewall. Cisco ASA also provides application control. You can block or prevent people from going to certain applications or certain content.”
Jonathan M., Head of Information Communication Technology at National Building Society, comments, "The benefits we see from the ASA are connected to teleworking as well as, of course, having the basic functionality of a firewall in place and the prevention of attacks. The standard reports allow us to constantly monitor our environment and take corrective steps.”
Eric H., CEO at NPI Technology Management, explains, “The command-line interface is really useful for us. We script basic installations and modifications through the command-line, which is considered sort of old school, and yet it allows us to fully document the changes that we're making due to the fact that we can save the exact script that was applied and say, "Here are the changes that we made."
Cisco ASA Firewall was previously known as Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall, Cisco ASA NGFW, Cisco ASA, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA, Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls, Cisco ASAv.
Cisco ASA Firewall Buyer's Guide
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Cisco ASA Firewall 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.