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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

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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  • Active Directory and LDAP (29)
    9.9
    99%
  • VPN (30)
    9.9
    99%
  • Firewall Management Console (30)
    9.3
    93%
  • Content Inspection (29)
    9.1
    91%

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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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Features

Firewall

A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

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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

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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 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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Vinayak Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Shephered Moyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
David Orellana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
sitaram gurjar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Richa Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Arpit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Bhupesh Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Flavio Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
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