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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.2

    Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

    82%

    SonicWall E10000 Series

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    Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    7.6
    76%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    7.1
    71%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    7.2
    72%
    31 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.7
    87%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.1
    81%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.2
    82%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    8.3
    83%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    9.1
    91%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    9.2
    92%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.2
    82%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.5
    85%
    32 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      8.1

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      81%
      86 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      8.0

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      80%
      4 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Availability

      7.5

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      75%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      8.7

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      87%
      16 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      8.0

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      80%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Ease of integration

      6.5

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      65%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cisco

      The Cisco ASA is well suited for data centers, enterprise, and small offices. The fact that there are several models big, medium and small makes it easy to deploy certain models for small offices and bigger models for datacenters. I personally believe this firewall is great for many scenarios, l have deployed a pair to manage internet line failovers and single entry-level ones for small offices with ingle internet lines.
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      Pros

      Cisco

      • 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.
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      Cons

      Cisco

      • 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.
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      Pricing Details

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software editions and modules pricing
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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        SonicWall E10000 Series

        Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        SonicWall E10000 Series editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules

        Footnotes

          Offerings

          Free Trial
          Free/Freemium Version
          Premium Consulting/Integration Services

          Entry-level set up fee?

          No setup fee

          Additional Details

          Likelihood to Renew

          Cisco

          To be honest there has been now great products out in the market compared to Cisco ASA. I beleieve Cisco has to do a lot of improvement in this area. The other defeiniete factors is the cost when it comes to renewals which is always a premium on Cisco products
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          Reliability and Availability

          Cisco

          I generally have not noticed the outages, however since it's a machine it can malfunction, we need to implement the firewall infrastructure in such a way that it is highly available with device failure, region failure etc. Else any solution will be having the issues if they are not build with resiliency.
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          Support Rating

          Cisco

          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.
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          Implementation Rating

          Cisco

          It was quite a good one, how ever requires an expertise to deploy hence the SMB segment would be finding it difficult to implement this product. The one good reason is that there are lot of ASA certified engineers in compared to the other certified engineers. Hence this resembles positively on the deployment as you have quite a lot of experienced engineer on your deployment
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          Alternatives Considered

          Cisco

          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.
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          Return on Investment

          Cisco

          • 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
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          SonicWall

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