Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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Popular Features

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  • VPN (27)
    9.2
    92%
  • Firewall Management Console (27)
    8.7
    87%
  • Reporting and Logging (27)
    8.6
    86%
  • Content Inspection (27)
    8.0
    80%

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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 Meraki MX?

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls is a combined UTM and Software-Defined WAN solution. Meraki is managed via the cloud, and provides core firewall services, including site-to-site VPN, plus network monitoring.

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The Cisco Firepower® 1000 Series for small to medium-size businesses and branch offices is a family of four threat-focused Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) security platforms designed to deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. The vendor provides that they offers exceptional…

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Product Details

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 ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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 High Availability highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Shephered Moyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Palos are great but they are a bit more expensive. Cisco ASA 5500-Xs are very competitive budget-wise. Small to medium offices can easily afford Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirewPOWER services compared to Palo Altos. At the end of the day cisco even though more affordable still get the protection you need from a firewall.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
The Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is a full-blown firewall whereas the security feature license on the ISR 1K router is a lot easy to configure. To be honest I'm not a great fan of Zone-based firewalls but I guess familiarity develops with how much you use a product.
David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Meraki MX is a much robust product, however in terms of licenses, Meraki MX you need to pay a per-year basic subscription that in 3 years surpass the value of the ASA 5500-X with features that you may not need. This is for a branch firewall not for the Main firewall.
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We were using the pfSense but lots of security features were missing and lots of bugs in the firewall. We had faced lots of issues with pfSense. The configuration is very difficult. Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is very easy to configure and manage firewall and the cost is very low and all the security features are available for help.
sitaram gurjar | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We were using pfSence but we were not happy with the service. They were not providing deep-level security so we purchased the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER and there are lots of advanced features are sandbox, malware protection, and URL filtering helps to increase the your network security.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco has been industry for a long time and it's a trustworthy name. Cisco ASA 5500-X FirePOWER has the best Customer Support and robust hardware, user friendly configurations, [and] configuration documentations [are] available openly on internet. Cisco has also [been] named a leader in gartner report for consecutive years.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer
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I selected Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services because it has accelerated performance, it is efficient, simple to use, and reliable with fewer errors and it is a good value for money. Also, the product has lasted us for more than three years now without any factory faults or a need for an upgrade or maintenance and by the way things look, it will last for more years to come.
Richa Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Cisco ASA
We were using Cisco ASA but security features were missing so we discussed with Cisco and upgraded with FirePOWER Services. We are using all the features like AMP, IPS, sandbox etc for network security. We have very critical client data so clients want the security for our organization.
Himani Deol | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We were using Cisco ASA but lots of security features were missing so we decided to purchase the FirePOWER Services to protect our layer 7 attacks and good control on layer 3 to 4. With the help of firepower services, you can put more control on user traffic.
Arpit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Cisco ASA is a good firewall but a lot of security features are missing so Cisco introduced [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services]. It provides advanced security for any type of cyber attack. [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] is also good [to] stop ransomware attacks.
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Cisco ASA
We were using Cisco ASA in our organization but lots of security services were missing so we purchased the [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services]. It provides us application layer security and deep packet scan features for protecting our organization from any type of cyber attack. Configuration and deployment are very easy and you will never face any type of downtime.
Anjali Nair | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Cisco ASA
We were using Cisco ASA 5525 but lots of security features were missing so we decided to upgrade with Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services. Now we are using advanced features like sandbox, IPS, malware protection, URL filtering, etc.
Mohit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We were using Cisco ASA before in our environment but when it comes to advance security features it doesn't have to provide that much reliability. After using Cisco ASA 5500-X with Firepower provides high-security features such as Sandboxing & Deep Scanning. It also provides IDS Solution that provides high alert reporting.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In comparison to Sophos Firewall, Cisco ASA 5500-X is still better with Firepower services. Reason is first its support and second its scalability. It has catered the request for all the users in our company without any throughput issue while using the Cisco AnyConnect remote VPN services and Site to Site VPN services.
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco ASA FirePOWER provides us lots of features like sandboxing and advanced malware protection which provides us more security. But lots of options are missing and more complicated in Sophos XG Firewall. You will face lots of issues during implementation in existing network. CLI commands very difficult and not easy to remember during troubleshooting.
Score 8 out of 10
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Wasn't sure what to select here but I wouldn't recommend Comcast Business Internet. We used them in the past [as] a failover provider for our main provider and it was very unreliable. We have since moved to another secondary provider which is working much better.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Previous],] I was using the [pfSense] in my organization but when i switched to [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] I realized there are lots of issue and missing security features in [pfSense]. The deployment and configuration is very easy as compare to [pfSense]. I highly recommend this product to everyone.
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I used pfSense open-source tool in which technical support and documentation is not available like Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services firewall. so I choose ASA just because this version of cisco ASA is really offering new advanced-level security in the normal budget for my organization.
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The [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] does compete okay when compared to other devices. This model is begging to age and does not perform as well as the newer models but that is to be expected. I think their interface is okay but again I think ASDM is aging more compared to other web only based interfaces. Cisco has replaced these models with the Firepower 1000 and 2000 series and I think if you were to purchase a direct replacement that would be it. I think they still work in todays security world and will for a few more years, so if you have one you don't need to run out and replace them this year.
November 17, 2020

Cisco ASA 5500-X Review

Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have worked on both the Cisco ASA and the Fortigate firewall from Fortinet. Although both technologies are very good, each of them has their strengths and weaknesses. The Cisco ASA is a rock-solid appliance manufactured with lots of quality components. The Cisco ASA interface was good and better than the previous / older models. However, the Fortigate firewall had more features and a more user-friendly GUI interface. Depending on your existing networking infrastructure, I would definitely look into both of these brands.
Jason Lachowsky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have some familiarity with other products in the firewall space, but I feel that Cisco offers the best ability to integrate all of our data sources together, being that the majority of the infrastructure is Cisco. That being said, Check Point, Fortinet, F5 and others offer strong competition to Cisco.