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186 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA

CISCO ASA is suitable for every organization from MID range to HIGH RANGE. However, for small customers, they can buy Cisco product but support cost will be the challenge. However nowadays one tool is never enough, but Cisco gives us a unified way of managing infra with there different solutions. I agree they are more stable products comparing any products which are available in the Market.
Jitu Mani Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

[Zscaler Internet Access] is very well suited for scenarios where one is looking for hassle free internet and network connection. It ensures that your users can connect to any networks and they will be secure. Additional plus is ability to deploy Zscaler client to your company smartphones - this gives complete network protection. We only encounter a few issues with Zscaler Internet Access (mainly false-positives) but these were promptly resolve by the vendor.
Wojciech Poludniewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
8.3
Zscaler Internet Access
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.7
Zscaler Internet Access
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.9
Zscaler Internet Access
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.1
Zscaler Internet Access
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.9
Zscaler Internet Access
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
9.1
Zscaler Internet Access
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.3
Zscaler Internet Access
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
7.7
Zscaler Internet Access
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.8
Zscaler Internet Access
High Availability
Cisco ASA
9.4
Zscaler Internet Access
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
9.3
Zscaler Internet Access
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
7.9
Zscaler Internet Access

Pros

Cisco ASA

  • Consistent commands. A lot of the general commands used on other Cisco switches and routers also work here, making it easy script common tasks and changes across multiple devices without having to switch command structure.
  • Processing power. The ASA is incredibly fast and doesn't introduce much if any latency.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Speed - get access to your company tools without any hiccups or delay.
  • Secure - keeping data protected for the company and allowing access only to authorized people.
  • Ease of deployment - minimal setup needed and little to none connectivity issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco ASA

  • The gui interface is good, but often lacks the ability to perform full tasks without command line.
  • Integration with other products can be complicated and you may need to find the custom commands from the 3rd party or support to make it work.
  • A lot of their advanced features are present, but aren't fully integrated yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

  • Chat or email support is not available. Only option is to either call them or raise a ticket by logging into their website.
  • Pricing is not transparent and quote based.
  • Access to websites is a little too slow with Zscaler monitoring on.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Zscaler Internet Access

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco ASA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Zscaler is a mandatory solution required by almost every large organization with a workforce working remotely or using cloud-based apps. Its deployment is relatively easy and it keeps on working in the background without actively bothering the user. Apart from a few weird messages which a user is unable to comprehend, Zscaler is able to provide fast and safe access to the internet and other external applications.
Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Zscaler Internet Access

Zscaler Internet Access 8.1
Based on 5 answers
I cannot give a fair rating for this as I have not had to contact Zscaler support. There was one time we had to contact them because we needed to check if they were having issues on their end. Our ISP was actually the problem but support seemed very friendly.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA

Cisco made sense from the standpoint that my engineers already knew it and there was little learning curve. Personally, I prefer a purpose-built hardware solution. Untangle is not ready for the enterprise as a whole but works great to do web/application filtering . Checkpoint and Palo are VERY high cost and have few support options
Larry Chisholm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

The Zscaler solution was selected in order to fulfill the needs of the variety of networks that we manage since the device requirements are so varied. Also, it was required to be as transparent and non-intrusive as possible to improve efficiency. Also, the basic implementation was simple and fast enough
Samuel Hadid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco ASA

  • We've gotten every penny's worth of use with our Cisco ASA firewalls - they were a few thousand dollars to purchase, even in HA, and have been in production for over 5 years
  • I'm glad that when the Cisco ASA IKE buffer overflow vulnerability was released, Cisco provided a code update, even though the 8.2-series code was EOL. This saved us and many companies from scrambling and spending big $ and time to put a workaround in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zscaler Internet Access

  • ROI is there and it is safeguarding the data and user access to net.
  • Being a cloud based can be scaled up when required.
  • Third parties can be allowed based on the company IT policies (Clients or Vendors etc.) for business perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

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

Zscaler Internet Access

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA
8.2
Zscaler Internet Access
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA
9.0
Zscaler Internet Access

Usability

Cisco ASA
Zscaler Internet Access
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco ASA
8.4
Zscaler Internet Access
8.1

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