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Score 9.6 out of 100

Cisco ASA

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG

The scenario that Avast is great would be for large companies, where it works through homeoffice. Avast would be a bad idea for the educational institution, that is, a place where it will be directed to an underage audience, but I believe that Avast is on its way to becoming a global use system, so in the future it can be used in scenarios.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

I
believe that the solution is excellent for both small and large
organizations because it offers such amazing features that we are using from
all over the world. Plus, it provides the best security for endpoint users.
All over, this is a good product, and it can do wonders if used properly and in
firms that are wanting to try out the Cisco ASA solution as this has been in the
firewall business for quite some time now.
Rebecca Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.8
Identification Technologies
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.4
Visualization Tools
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.0
Content Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.2
Policy-based Controls
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
9.2
Firewall Management Console
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.2
Reporting and Logging
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.8
VPN
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
9.4
High Availability
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
9.6
Stateful Inspection
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
9.2
Proxy Server
Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.3

Pros

Avast SIG

  • ‘Designer’ of the site is great
  • Access places
  • The easiness to follow each demand
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • How we can manage: ASDM the GUI is so much easier to manage it even for a new guy also.
  • Traffic handling capacity
  • More secure and the different features it gives.
  • Support from the TAC team or from the community manages to handle issues very efficiently.
Jitu Mani Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast SIG

  • Should be able to leave in only 1 language
  • Make Avast more communicative
  • It has the possibility of leaving it our way
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • The Java based ASDM can botch commands and isn't compatible on some more locked down systems.
  • Monitoring. Really the same complaint as above, the monitoring available through the ASDM is crappy at best. A much better solution is to send the logs and mirror packets to a SEIM, but that can create issues of its own when looking for realtime analysis.
  • Compatibility across other ASA models. ASA 5520s don't play well with 5525X which don't play well with older 5510s. Each is great on it's own, but it's next to impossible to logically stack them or have them as layers of firewalls in an infrastructure.
  • Lack of cloud based management. The Cisco Meraki security devices do this well, but the ASAs are still behind in this regard.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am committed to low-OpEx usage model, know most (nearly all) hw and sw features and have a good customer base to continue to use Cisco ASA.
Sergei Chernooki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast SIG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 8.4
Based on 12 answers
The support is usually very good and gets back to you very quickly. However I had some instances of when two engineers will give me wildly different answers to what I thought was a simple question. Overall however I do rate the support highly and they are generally always very good.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast SIG

In my institution we didn't choose Avast, as they see the best for the team, that is, in this case I didn't have access to the other Avast. But in this case, I can pass on my experience with the Avast that I use. It is great, but it is necessary to improve in several aspects, such as the structure.
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

We were using [pfSense] before in our environment but we regularly facing difficulties over it due to software bugs & downtime. After implementing Cisco ASA, it resolved our availability issue & provides us a reliable solution with the best security features & easy to understand GUI.
Chirag Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast SIG

  • Great for team communication
  • Great for improving our understanding of the product.
  • Terrible in language setting
JULIA CORREIA SILVA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco ASA

  • Most network engineers have worked with ASA, so there is no need for re-training when adding or turning over staff
  • Current configs from older devices plug in easily, and are operational on larger devices if an upgrade is required
  • Many support options available
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast SIG

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco ASA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast SIG
10.0
Cisco ASA
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Avast SIG
Cisco ASA
9.0

Support Rating

Avast SIG
Cisco ASA
8.4

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