Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

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Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

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Recent Reviews

Cisco ASA Review.

4 out of 10
August 05, 2022
We have used ASA to interconnect branch offices and also as a gateway. It's been a good product over the past years. Nowadays a lot of …
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CiscoASA Firepower

8 out of 10
December 09, 2021
Our business uses ASA'a as firewalls and for routing. We route 2 incoming connections and route them to allow our customers to come in on …
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Cisco ASA

7 out of 10
November 24, 2021
We use Cisco ASA as an internal firewall where we configure rules for internal communications and communications between servers also it's …
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Popular Features

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  • VPN (47)
    9.1
    91%
  • Reporting and Logging (47)
    8.3
    83%
  • Firewall Management Console (47)
    8.2
    82%
  • Active Directory and LDAP (46)
    8.1
    81%

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What is Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software?

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software is the core OS for the ASA suite. It provides firewall functionality, as well as integration with context-specific Cisco security modules. It is scaled for enterprise-level traffic and connections.

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  • No setup fee

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Features Scorecard

Firewall

8.2
82%
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Product Details

What is Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software?

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software is the core operating software for Cisco’s ASA suite. It supports a variety of specialized network security and firewall options, allowing users to modularize to their business needs. It is scaled for enterprises through “clustering” ASAs, enabling 128 Gbps processing load and 50 million concurrent connections.

Cisco ASA provides a robust VPN setup process and integrates with other Cisco security offerings, including Cloud Web security and Trustsec. CWS provides cloud-based systems security across public and private clouds, and Trustsec is a software-defined segmentation product that mitigates the scope of network threats and data breaches. The platform also supports IPv4 and IPv6, enabling a smoother evolution in Internet Protocols for users.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software is the core OS for the ASA suite. It provides firewall functionality, as well as integration with context-specific Cisco security modules. It is scaled for enterprise-level traffic and connections.

Reviewers rate High Availability highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.
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Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco ASA is doing well, has [a] lot of documents available, [and easy] implementation, however, other vendors are also very easy to deploy. Cisco ASA has [a] great support team. Cisco ASA is truly [a] next-generation product. Now it is cloud-managed, along with zero-touch provisioning(ZTP). Cisco ASA is integrated with Cisco FTD which makes it centrally controlled.
December 09, 2021

CiscoASA Firepower

Score 8 out of 10
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We moved from older ASAs to Firepower and were excited to see the new features and higher reliability. Throughput is faster and as our old ASAs were breaking down intermittently it was time for the upgrade. The newer GUI has a better dashboard and is easy to maneuver in, easier to get to the area you want to manage
Score 9 out of 10
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I am a CCNP and will always go with Cisco because they are more affordable than Palo Altos and yet they do the same job and easy to deploy.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Configuration and management of Cisco's ASA are straightforward. We chose Cisco ASA for many reasons, as well as Cisco's threat response reports. We previously had issues with Sophos UTM due to its poor performance. We no longer have to be concerned about performance issues since the Cisco ASA is superior in every way.
Mukul Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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When we earlier used Sophos UTM in our organization, we faced a lot of issues because its performance is not so good. But after installing Cisco ASA, we now don't have to worry about performance issues because it is way better in all aspects.
Kevin Medeiros | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Palo Altos blow Cisco ASAs away in terms of form and function. They are next-generation firewalls that have very advanced rule sets and AI to help protect your cooperation; however, they are also about 20 times more than a comparable Cisco ASA firewall.
sitaram gurjar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using the pfSense but we were not happy with the services. We were facing lots of downtime and bugs during the production hours. That's why we selected Cisco ASA. It is a really very good firewall and we haveb't faced any downtime in the last 3 years.
Score 5 out of 10
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Michael Kerzner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Fortinet and SonicWall firewalls are not without their own unique merits, but Cisco ASA devices are our go-to devices for all of our clients' firewall needs. We have found creating and keeping VPN tunnels established is much easier on a Cisco ASA device.
Arpit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have a small network so we were using ClearOS for security but this firewall is just a basic functionality so we decided to change and installed the Cisco ASA firewall. Cisco ASA provides us lots of features like NAT, routing, as well as security features for protecting our infrastructure. Technical support is also very helpful and provides the solution within SLA.
Aryan chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have never used any other firewall. This is the first firewall in our organization and we are very happy with its features and technical support. [Cisco ASA] is easy to configure and we never face any downtime with it.
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using the Sophos firewall but this firewall is very complicated and lots of bugs [are] in this firewall. Lots of [times] we faced the policy misbehave [as well as] downtime. Technical support is also not good so we purchased the Cisco ASA series and after Cisco ASA, we never face any issue. Configuration through CLI is very easy and lots of options in nat.
Himani Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have a startup and this is our first organization. We researched lots of firewalls but the price was very high so we decided to purchase the Cisco ASA. It provides us [a lot] of features at a low cost. Cisco ASA provides us router functionality [as well] so it is easy for us to deploy and configure.
August 30, 2021

Cisco ASA Review

Rohan Tomar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Previously we were using open source pfSence, and we faced lots of issues. Lots of features and options are missing in pfSense so we purchase the [Cisco ASA] 5525 Series Firewall and we are happy with [the] features and technical support. Lots of documentation and training videos are available. We [faced no] issue during installation time and CLI commands are very easy in this firewall.
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using pfsence before [the] Cisco ASA firewall and we were not happy with pfSense features. Lots of features are missing in pfSence so we decided to install the [Cisco] ASA 5525 and we are very happy with the features. There are lots of options in nat and you can easy to configure the site to site VPN.
Mohit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We were using pfSense in our environment before for remote VPN but we were facing continuous configuration misbehave issues. After using Cisco ASA is have resolved our remote VPN & security issues. It has also GUI Based control access so that we can easily check & manage things easily.
July 23, 2021

Cisco ASA Review

Ezequiel Peralta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Administration of Cisco ASA is very simple. The integration with Cisco Defense Orchestrator and SecureX with Cisco ISE brings the most powerful tools of cybersecurity. [We are] able to [perform the] best remediation in most cases. Advanced Malware for endpoint permits [us to] know advanced threats and mitigate on endpoint. [We chose it for] Cisco's threat response permit reports [to] manage and know path of malware attacks.
Ankit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using pfSense before in our environment but we were facing continuous issues in configuration management & policy-based management. After the implementation of Cisco ASA, it has resolved both the previous problems & also provided us a reliable solution with High Availability. It has also provided us best in class technical support.
Chirag Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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pfSense is a nice firewall but it is minimal in features. The main advantage of Cisco ASA is routing, VPN, and NAT, and pfSense is providing these features but they are only basic. Cisco ASA provides lots of options in NAT but pfSense provides basic NAT features, so according to my experience and understanding, Cisco ASA is the better solution.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I am a freelancer consultant so I use lots of firewalls. I recommended Cisco ASA to my client and asked him to replace pfSense because pfSense is not easy firewall. Options are very different and commands are very tricky. Lots of options are not available. But ASA is better than this. You can easily deploy, configure, and manage this.
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