Which Cisco firewall model is the latest: ASA or NGFW?

I'm looking at firewalls. Which of these firewall solutions is the latest: 

  • Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW Appliance, Desktop 
  • Cisco ASA 5506?
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Networking Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 7, 2021

Cisco Firepower is NGFW, and ASA is the older Cisco firewall.

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User at Nuotek Limited
Jan 30, 2021

Cisco Firepower NGFW

Mar 3, 2021

Cisco Firepower Family and it is a NGFW since ASA is just a FW.

IT Specialist at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Feb 10, 2021

Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW

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Hi peers, A week ago I lost my data through the malware from which I failed to recover as the file got corrupted.  Now, I want to work with a firewall and so am looking for suggestions on whether I should purchase Cisco Firepower or Sophos XG. Which one is a good match for an SMB? What would you recommend?
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