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 (28)
    9.2
    92%
  • Active Directory and LDAP (27)
    8.9
    89%
  • Firewall Management Console (28)
    8.7
    87%
  • 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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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 9.5.

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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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.
Shephered Moyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services is well suited in large business environments where intruders are a high target and there is a necessity to protect the environment against cyber crimes such as hacking, virus and malware attacks, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and all other threats targeted at the business. It is less suited in small organizations where cyber crimes are not much of a threat.
Richa Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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
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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
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[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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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This device fits very well in medium to large enterprise networks, the ability for active/passive failover makes it extremely reliable should you choose to purchase two units. For smaller networks, the 5500 series may be overkill with a multitude of less expensive options available. Having everything in one box and management utilizing the Cisco ASDM console is very nice.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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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If you were looking for a internet edge firewall and wanted to add the modern day "next gen" features than I would say the [Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services] would do the job. The packages Cisco offers with the hardware is pretty easy to understand and you can add the right feature sets to it. If you don't need next gen functions for basic NAT/PAT then it still would be a good firewall. If you wanted it for a data center to inspect traffic going from the LAN to the Data Center it would be a good fit. If you do not size these correctly you might quickly run out of performance or capacity when using the FirePOWER Services. The smaller 5506-X with Firepower really seems to struggle when adding FirePower with it. I would say you would be less likely to use it if your organization has more than 100 devices. You would need to move up to a 5508-X, 5512-X or larger units.
November 17, 2020

Cisco ASA 5500-X Review

Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Cisco ASA firewalls is perfect for managing traffic on your network especially between your LAN and the Internet. As this is an integrated appliance, it also includes a host of other features such as advanced malware protection, application control, remote access and site to site VPN capability and much more. If you have multiple Cisco ASA firewalls, I would recommend you purchase Cisco Firepower Management Centre as it provides in-depth visibility and control over you network.