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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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What is Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services?

Cisco offers a threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW), the ASA 5500-X Series. The ASA 5500 Series platforms can run either the Cisco ASA Firewall or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). The series features appliances in a variety of form factors, including…

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What is Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services?

Cisco offers a threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW), the ASA 5500-X Series. The ASA 5500 Series platforms can run either the Cisco ASA Firewall or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). The series features appliances in a variety of form factors, including standalone options for small and…

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What is Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services?

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is a security appliance solution designed to empower users to beat sophisticated cyber attacks. This solution is a threat-focused next-generation firewall.

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services Features

Firewall Features

  • Supported: Identification Technologies
  • Supported: Visualization Tools
  • Supported: Content Inspection
  • Supported: Policy-based Controls
  • Supported: Active Directory and LDAP
  • Supported: Firewall Management Console
  • Supported: Reporting and Logging
  • Supported: VPN
  • Supported: High Availability

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Cisco offers a threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW), the ASA 5500-X Series. The ASA 5500 Series platforms can run either the Cisco ASA Firewall or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). The series features appliances in a variety of form factors, including standalone options for small and midsize businesses, ruggedized appliances for extreme environments, midsize appliances for security at the Internet edge, and high-performance appliances for enterprise data centers.

pfSense, WatchGuard Network Security, and SonicWall TZ are common alternatives for Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services.

Reviewers rate Policy-based Controls and Active Directory and LDAP and VPN highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using ASA 5500-X firewall for protecting our network. The firewall protects our network from unauthorised access. We also like that it has ASDM(GUI based interface ) in addition to CLI interface for configuring the device. The appliance provides many features considering its size and it perfectly fulfills all our requirements to the hilt. We use the LDAP authentication for providing access to our network/server.
  • Rich on features.
  • Easy to setup and use.
  • Easy to reconfigure the device in case of change in ISP.
  • I have not found anything to dislike in the device.
ASA 5500-X appliances are well suited for SMB's, enterprises. They provide many security features for the users. The appliances are very durable and the hardware hardly fails- only very few times in some 5-8 year,s we had to restart the firewall to solve some issues relating to working of its functions. ASA is a good investment in the long run.
Vinayak Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is being used at edge of the network and inside the network to block and limit the traffic. These devices are very good with NAT and allow the access to the internal servers with the only allowed ports for security. Apart from that the device is handling the VPN, both IPSec and Remote access VPN for the production infrastructure. ASAs are deployed with Anyconnect premium licensing feature to help the remote access or work from home users to connect to the data centre and perform their day to day task with the inhouse applications.
  • Traffic handling is fast, i.e. with least latency
  • VPNs are stable and doesn't creates much issues
  • Efficiently handles the forwarded and NATed traffic
  • Management is easy
  • Packet tracer feature is up to the mark
  • Enhance the GUI, i.e. make the device management more user friendly
  • Troubleshoot part should be more efficient
  • There should be an option to initiate VPN tunnels without the real traffic
  • More customised notification options for audit should be available
  • Resource utilization should be optimized
This firewall is best suited for the network edge/perimeter deployment. The next gen features works very well and the remote access VPN is also very much suitable for the organizations which have a huge user base working remotely. The Remote Access VPN is very much customizable and the authentication integration option like LDAP and RADIUS provides and addon.
Peter Mckenzie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is used to filter students' access to our Racks of Cisco switches and routers. It ensures that only validated students can access the resources.
  • Provides us with details of users
  • Checks and most importantly blocks malignant, malicious software
  • Allows valid users access to the resources
  • Getting updates
  • Installing updates
  • Annoying ASDM and ASA image have to be updated separately
I think that even though the Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services has done great service, it is time I retired it. Also, it is EOL. I Need to look at the next-gen 2100 series.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Network security is one of the pillars of any company. Our organization is highly focused on seeking the best available solutions in the market for this segment. We have acquired 2 units of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, model 5545-x, in high availability to meet the demand of a medium-sized site. Cisco's solution has all the functionalities of next-generation firewall, VPN, threat control, web and layer 7 protection in a single appliance. Its main goal was to create protection for the edge of the network.
  • The Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services model works perfectly for network edge protection scenarios.
  • It allows for the creation and connection of sites through site-to-site VPN configuration.
  • It enables remote connection and home office with remote SSL or IPSEC VPN.
  • It has layer 7 traffic protection and visibility.
  • It has anti-malware protection from start to finish.
  • The configuration is easy to perform.
  • FirePower services licenses are not perpetual.
  • The graphical console could be more intuitive.
The scenario implemented by our teams was for edge protection. We also created a DMZ network for access to some servers and services. Our firewall has a remote SSL VPN license that allows remote access for several employees working from home or traveling on business. We created web access networks with content filtering, specific application protection with AVC, IPS, and protection against malware and external intruders. Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services is one of the best solutions in the market that we researched for a long time to protect our data and access from intruders.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We utilize the 5500-X with FirePower services for our everyday use to monitor traffic coming in and going out of our network. We set up many network address translations for web pages that need to be reached externally and also have internal resources being accessed that still need protected. We've setup all of our access control lists and constantly keep them up to date so we don't have to worry about being attacked as easily as other companies who don't put forth the additional effort for their security and safety. We also utilize URL filtering and a couple of other security features that allow us to stay notified of issues on our network, so we can take specific actions being to keep our company safe.
  • Creating ACLs to grant/restrict specific access
  • Creating NATs to allow specific access
  • Creating Objects that can be greatly detailed
  • Monitor traffic and activity on the network
  • URL Filtering feature could be easier to utilize for beginners
  • I'd like to see a visual of VPN networks setup and show the functioning or malfunctioning status to assist in making troubleshooting easier
  • Recommendations on ACLs for beginners based on their account creation date
We had a breach a few years ago and were able to identify the IP address of the attacker very quickly. Thanks to this, we were able to shut down access immediately. This definitely kept us from being further exploited and attacked. Firewalls are always appropriate to keep you and your data safe. You may not need/utilize all the additional features that can come with your firewall, but having a firewall to protect you is an absolute must!
Shephered Moyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X, we have deployed this firewall to most of our customers. We also run a pair of these in our data center and so far we have not experienced any issues with the setup. The firewalls are configured in an active/standby mode allowing connectivity back to the ISP via diverse routes and utilizing BGP. Direct peering with the ISP means we don't require managed layer 3 routers from the ISP, reducing the cost and removing another unneeded layer of hardware, and improving latency.
  • High Availability in Active/Acitve mode and the use of virtual context.
  • Straight forward software upgrades.
  • Provides robust AnyConnect remote access VPN for users.
  • The use of a VMware appliance to manage firepower is not really great, as this introduces another on-prem box to manage, this could all be done via the cloud.
  • Licensing is never straight forward, this could be improved.
With a limited budget, this firewall can be deployed to do basic firewalling and routing as a starting point. Once in place with an improved budget firepower services can be activated with an additional license. Depending on the scenario an appropriate model can be bought to meet the needs of the business. These firewalls range from the small 5506-X to the massive 5585-X suitable for data center deployments.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services can be deployed in a number of different scenarios which can vary from the protection of important business data to or separation of different user groups. I have personally deployed these devices on the perimeter of the network to delimit to internal network from the internet.
  • Application visibility and control
  • IPS
  • AMP
  • Local administration
  • Complex policies - you need training
  • Not as slick as the FTD
  • It's not FTD, its an ASA with FIrepower, therefore two areas of configuration
The ASA with Firepower services is well suited for deployment on the edge of the network. It should be noted however that if you had the choice that the FTD image is deployed on the ASA however I appreciate that many IT departments can run ASA but there is less experience with the FTD image. I would not try and run an ASA with FPR without an FMC as you lose functionality.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Cisco ASA, 5512, 5515, 5506, 5516, 5525, and 5585. Prior to that we used 5510 and 5540. We have started to use 2130 with ASA. We use them for typically hosting customer with 4- 8 networks, internet access, and a small network of VMs and storage. We supply customers with sportsbook and sports trading applications that we host in our data centres. We also use ASA on our internal site networks. We also use AnyConnect to support all our remote users and home workers. We have over 2000 site VPNs and a number of VPNs to AWS and Azure using VTI. We find these devices are easy to configure and offer very good performance and security features.
  • Remote Access with AnyConnect
  • Intuitive GUI
  • High performance
  • Well established product set with Cisco and this means good support
  • Easy to Manage and learn
  • Easy to deploy VPNs
  • GUI to be HTML5 rather than needed JAVA and ASDM
  • In relation to Firewall power, the Management console is rather lacking support.
  • Better 10 gig support
  • Cost is high compared to comparative providers of firewalls.
  • Better DNS object support / there are a number of shortfalls
  • Layer 4-7 firewall features
  • Better threat defense options
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is well suited for sites that will be using VPN and RAS. It is quick to set up and deploy and has good support from Cisco and the community at large. There is a product that meets any size of network.
David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco 5500-X is currently used as one of our branch Firewall, it manages traffic from the inside LAN to the WAN, also connects two branches via a site to Site-VPN. Although we are not using the IPS capabilities, we can see all the traffic going in and out.
  • Traffic monitoring.
  • Site-to-Site VPN.
  • IPS (Needs a valid license).
  • Stateless Firewall.
  • You can upgrade ASA image to Firepower.
  • Better integration with Firepower IOS.
  • ASA system still using Java for GUI.
  • Firepower needs Firesight Management console to manages rules.
It is fine if you need a branch firewall, usually on branches that don't offer services outside the organization a stateless firewall like ASA 5500-X will do the job. Function like monitoring, VLAN, and VPN are managed relatively easily on the ASA platform. You can upgrade to a much slick GUI by upgrading the IOS to Firepower, however, you will need to start from zero since the configuration isn't compatible between ASA and Firepower. Cisco hardware is pretty durable.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER is an advanced firewall designed to detect and prevent a cyber attack on your organization. It gives lots of advanced security features which are fully capable to stop malicious activity in your organization. We have used it for the last 3 years and we have configured the advanced IPS, sandbox, URL filtering, site-to-site VPN, remote VPN, etc.
  • Sandbox
  • URL filtering.
  • IPSEC site to site VPN.
  • SSL remote VPN.
  • Centralized dashboard.
  • Easy CLI commands.
  • Low cost.
  • Good customer support.
  • Advanced IPS.
  • Reporting
  • Easy to check logs.
  • Graphical user interface is little bit slow and sometimes it hangs during configuration.
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is a very advanced firewall and well suited for every size of the organization. Cisco provides all the advanced features at a very low cost and we can easily configure and manage this device. The customer support is really helpful and lots of documentation is available on the website to help.
sitaram gurjar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services is a very good product for complete and deep-level security on your network. All the users of Cisco ASA were facing some options on layer 7 security. Very few features were available so Cisco introduced the FirePOWER Services. Advanced level IDS/IPS, sandboxing, URL filtering, advanced malware protection and other deep-level security for protecting your network.
  • Deeply scan every packet through sandbox
  • URL filtering
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Advanced IPS/IDS
  • Sandbox
  • URL filtering category sync issue.
  • Sometimes ASDN hang and not response.
  • Very difficult to configure through GUI.
If you are already a user of ASA and you need more deep level security then you can add FirePOWER Services. This service will increase your security with advanced level IDS/IPS, malware protection and it provides you more control over users' traffic. You can put more restriction on your organization's user traffic.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used Cisco ASA 5500-SFR in our organization [for] the network security as Cisco is so user friendly. Cisco has the best support (as per my experience) and documentation available open on the internet. Cisco SFR provides the IPS feature to prevent the attacks. Its also reduces the attack surface by using its other technologies i.e. URL filtering etc. Creating the Site to Site /Remote VPN is so easy.
  • VPN Services
  • User Friendly CLI
  • Documentation available openly on internet
  • Cisco SFR should work on their URL filtering database as sometimes it doesn't filter the correct categorization.
  • Cisco SFR ASDM app crashes sometimes and has room for improvement.
  • Cisco has the best CLI commands and [is] easy to use, but I feel it lacks ease in their GUI.
Cisco ASA 5500 SFR is best suited for almost all types of organization as it's so user friendly. Cisco has the best support onsite/offsite. Even in case of device failure, they provide the RMA device within 24 hours unlike some other vendors who ask for many documentations before getting the RMA done. Configuration documentations are easily available on internet.
Richa Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services was deployed to upgrade the Cisco ASA to a next generation firewall. Lots of security features like deep packet scanning, malware protection, threat detection, and prevention were missing in Cisco ASA, so Cisco launched the FirePOWER Services. It provides us with all features that help us to stop any type of cyber attack on our organization. We [have been] using FirePOWER for the last two years and we are using all services for our company.
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Cisco Any Connect VPN
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Advanced Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • NAT
  • Sandbox
  • Smart Licensing
  • High availability firewall
  • URL filtering
  • Content inspection
  • Application control
  • Site to site VPN
  • ACL
  • High cost for FirePOWER Services
  • Some issues in URL filtering. Like sometimes [it] block[s the] correct URL and mark[s it] as the wrong category
  • GUI slowness and crash issue
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is well suited for every small and middle-sized organization who needs deep-level security scanning and security from advanced level cyber attacks. It will prevent any type of cyber attack like malware, phishing attack, etc. If you are already using Cisco ASA, then you can upgrade with FirePOWER very easily. It provides the very advanced level IPS and malware protection that will help to protect your organization.
Himani Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA FirePOWER is a next-generation firewall (NGFWs) to prevent any type of cyber attack on an organization. it provides URL filtering, cloud-based sandboxing and malware protection, etc. With the help of these features, we can easily protect our organization from any type of cyber attack. We are using FirePOWER services for protection against malware and other dangerous attacks.
  • url filtering
  • advanced malware protection
  • advanced IDS and IPS
  • cloud based sandbox
  • content filtering
  • application control
  • ACL
  • NAT
  • very high cost
  • UI is very slow and lots of bugs
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is well suited for every organization. It proves lots of advanced features can control any type of malware and other types of cyber attacks on your organization. If you are already a Cisco ASA user then you can use FirePOWER Services for control on layers 3 and 4 and advanced security feature for protect layer 7.
Arpit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
[Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] are threat-focused true next-generation firewalls that protect your organization from any type of cyber attack. It provides performance, reliability, and advanced security for small to medium-sized businesses. We are using [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] for our all sites. We are using URL filtering, advanced malware protection, and advanced IPS to protect [our] organization from cyber-attacks.
  • Antivirus
  • URL filtering
  • Anti Spyware
  • Advanced Intrusion Prevention System
  • Content filtering
  • Application layer control
  • Remote Access VPN
  • Site-to-site VPN
  • Integration with Snort
  • Rich routing features
  • Stateful firewall
  • Network Address Translation
  • Clustering for high-performance
  • Remote access with Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Cost is very high
  • Some issue with URL filtering
  • Slowness in UI
[Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] are best for small and middle-sized organizations who need security from multilayers attacks. We have a startup and previously we were using Cisco ASA with firepower. Lots of features were missing. Cisco ASA doesn't provide layer 7 security so we upgraded our firewall and purchased firepower services. [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] provides lots of advanced features like URL filtering, advanced malware protection, sandbox, etc. With the help of these features we can prevent [an] attack on any organization.
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services provides advanced-level security features like advanced intrusion detection and prevention systems, advanced malware protection, the sandbox for deep packet scan, etc. We were using the Cisco ASA 5525 in our organization but lots of features were missing like application-level security, URL filtering, and many more so we upgraded our firewall and purchased Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services. We are using all these advanced features to protect our organizations.
  • Clustering
  • Event logging and analysis
  • Intrusion prevention
  • Malware defense
  • Application control
  • Security analytics
  • Sandbox
  • URL filtering
  • Email security
  • Defense orchestrator
  • Very high cost for services
  • UI is very slow and not user friendly
  • Policy takes time to deploy
This is new and next-generation. [It] is well suited for every organization. If you are already using this firewall, then you should purchase [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services]. It provides lots of advanced features which helps protect your organization from any type of cyber-attacks. Sandbox and advanced malware protection will deep scan every packet and block every type of malware attack.
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In our organization, we were using ASA 5525 but lots of security features were missing so we decided to upgrade [to] the Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services. Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services provides you very advanced security features to protect your organization and enhance your infrastructure security. Advanced malware protection, sandbox, and URL filtering features are very advanced. With the help of these features, we can easily protect our organization from any type of security attack.
  • URL filtering
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Advanced IPS/IDS
  • Sandbox
  • Site to site VPN
  • Content filtering
  • More control on user traffic
  • Content inspection
  • GUI is very low
  • URL filtering database needs to improve
  • High cost
If you are already using Cisco ASA and facing issue[s] with low security features, then you should upgrade [to] the Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services. It provides you very advanced features like sandbox, advanced malware protection, IPS, etc. With the help of these features you can easily protect your organization.
Arjun Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is a next-generation firewall. With Cisco as old as 5500 lots of security features like layer 7 security, malware protection, content inspection, URL filtering were missing so Cisco introduced the firepower services. with the help of firepower services, you can protect your organization from any type of external cyber-attacks.
  • Advanced malware protection
  • Advanced intrusion detection and prevention systems (IPS)
  • Anti spam
  • Content inspection
  • URL filtering
  • SSL inspection
  • Take lots of time to push the policy
  • ASDM is very slow
  • High cost
if you have Cisco ASA and want advanced-level security and deep packet scanning then you should go through Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services. it will provide you the very advanced features like sandbox, anti-spam, and malware protection. the cost of firepower is a little bit high but you will get lots of features
Mohit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Cisco ASA 5500-X with Firepower for Sandboxing & Advance IPS & Malware Protection. We are using it for advanced security features implemented in our environment. It also prevents bad actors from any unauthorized access in our environment. We are also using it for remote VPN to connect with our remote branches & easily share the resource.
  • High Availability
  • Sandboxing
  • Anti-Spamming
  • IDS
  • Nating customization options is not that good
Cisco ASA 5500-X with Firepower is well suited for Medium & Large Scale infrastructure having confidential data & also need to fulfill the security compliance. As it provides a bundle of security features that helps infrastructure to keep updated from the security point of view. It also provides URL filtering that helps in data protection.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
We used Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER [Services] in our organization to secure our organization Infra. We were able to secure our network with its security features and also used it to create the Site to Site IPSec VPN with our clients and partner and it worked so smoothly. We used the Remote VPN Cisco AnyConnect to connect the office resources from home.
  • URL Filtering
  • Categorization issue and false positive
  • Packet capture (pcap) not available in troubleshooting
If any company wants to secure their network infra only, they can [with] Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services but if they want to use its other features like URL filtering then my advice would be to please avoid as we are pissed off with its URL filtering functionality it has huge false positive ratio.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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The main problem with Cisco ASA was not security on application level and malware attack so Cisco introduced FirePOWER Services to cover all the parameters for a secure organization. The Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) provide a security solution that helps you to find the threats and enforce the policies before an attack takes place. We have replaced single Cisco ASA with Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.
  • Access Control Policy - means which traffic you want to permitted or denied in a network.
  • Advanced intrusion detection and prevention.
  • File control to secure your network.
  • Advanced Malware protection.
  • Application programming interfaces for securing your organization.
  • Good performance.
  • Support cloud features.
  • Very expensive services.
  • Cisco SFR ASDN slowness.
This service is good for those of you already using Cisco ASA and needing to implement more security and no need take more burden to deploy and configure. This is very easy to configure and easy to implement. Cisco AMP and sandboxing services are very good for find any type of attack and find virus before attack.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Lots of security features were missing in Cisco ASA so Cisco launched the Firepower services to add on and [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] is very good and trustworthy. The advanced malware protection and IPS is best option to protect your organization. I am using firepower services for the last 2 years and I am very happy with the services and security features.
  • Advanced malware protection is one of the best security features providing by firepower
  • Advanced IPS
  • Sandbox
  • Anti spam
  • Every time available technical support for help you
  • ASDN is not good option for configuration. It [got] stuck and crashed during the push policy
  • Very expensive as compare to other companies
if you have a good budget and you worry about deep security then you can choose this product. [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services offers] lots of option like AMP and Advanced IPS which helps you to secure your organization from external threats. Anti-spam and others features also good for organization security. Sandbox is a new but very good feature for deep scanning every packet which is comping to your organization.
Flavio Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Our ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is used on our network to protect our large branch from external threats such as hackers, ransomware, malware in general and denial of service attacks. The model in question is the Cisco ASA 5545-x with layer 7 protection features, web content filter, anti-virus, anti-spam and VPN. We have two units with the ultimate goal of creating a significant protection redundancy. The appliance allows us to access servers, internal services from a VPN client with a cryptographic tunnel.
  • Complete network protection against external attacks
  • Anti-malware solution
  • Anti-spam solution with AMP
  • IPS Solution
  • Url filter solution and application control
  • Ipsec and ssl VPN
  • The appliance overloads a lot and degrades performance by enabling all ASA Firepower services.
  • Warranty service with expensive value.
It is good hardware with advanced security features known as Next Generation that can be purchased through license subscriptions. I recommend to use it in the edge scenario of the internet. It is great to offer protection to the internal network, servers, PCs, sensitive data and to offer the remote service to company users remotely from the use of an SLL VPN. It is important to measure the number of users and the speed of internet links to find the right Cisco ASA model for your scenario.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is the true next generation introduced by Cisco. It fulfills layer 7 security and lots of security features to prevent any kind of attacks in your organization. they are offering advanced malware protection, advanced intrusion prevention and content filtering. I updated my Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER in my organization.
  • Capable to provide advanced malware protection
  • Amazing technical support
  • Advanced IPS/IDS
  • Easy to deploy
  • Issues with URL filtering sometime fall in wrong category
  • Application control features not available
If you have a medium or SBS company and you want to deeply secure your infrastructure on a normal budget then you can go with Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services firewall.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are using Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services--mainly the 5516-X in the active/standby modes--in our organization to build OT/process control networks. This is the perfect solution to isolate and segment your production environment from the business network.
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are very well suited for most environments.
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services have a variety of networking features including NextGen, web content filtering, data analysis, high availability failover, packet inspection, context-based ACL, and other features to protect your networks.
  • It's easy to deploy and manage.
  • New models do not support switch ports.
Cisco ASA is the world’s most widely deployed, enterprise-class stateful firewall which includes Clustering & High Availability option, Intrusion Prevention & Stateful Layer 2-7 inspection, Advanced Malware Protection, URL Filtering, Network Firewall Routing and Switching, Application Visibility & Control and some other.
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