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July 23, 2021
Ankit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Routing & lots of options in Natting to customize as per the requirement
  • Site to Site VPN & Remote VPN for secure communication
  • Easy to configure & manage
  • Easy to configure the QoS ( Quality of Service )
  • ASDN Should be improved
  • Need More security for Layer 7
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June 26, 2021
Anuja Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Site to site vpn
  • Cisco any connect remote vpn
  • Network address translation
  • Simple to configure
  • Simple firewall packet flow
  • Lots of detailed documentation and videos available
  • Deep scan feature not available
  • ASDN hand issue
  • ASDN configuration issue
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June 14, 2021
Arti Agrahari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Remote VPN for remote office locations.
  • Two-factor authentication for more security.
  • High availability & web filtering.
  • Some of the advance features like deep scanning is not available in Cisco ASA.
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June 08, 2021
VINAY Mandora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure site-to-site and remote VPN
  • Easy to remember command line
  • Easy to understand packet flow
  • NAT
  • Policy-based routing
  • Advanced routing
  • Lots of documentation and training videos available
  • Bad and slow GUI
  • Less security
  • Fewer options for layer seven filtering
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May 29, 2021
rahul Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • NAT - you can configure in many ways according to your requirement.
  • VPN - both site to site and remote VPN are very secure and easy to configure.
  • Routing - easy commands for configure routing. You will get the all routing features which are available in router.
  • Time to time patches and lots of documentations.
  • Very helpful technical support, my personal experience is very good with them.
  • Sometimes face issue in PBR.
  • Sometimes face issue in GUI. Very slow.
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May 24, 2021
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We can use the nat in different ways, you can modify it accordingly.
  • Easy to configure site to site vpn and routing.
  • Helpful and lots of documentation and training videos which helps you to configure and implementation .
  • Very helpful technical support and sla.
  • Easy configuration Through CLI.
  • Easy commands.
  • Bad ASDN. Many times it hangs during the configuration.
  • No security for layer 7.
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May 24, 2021
gaurav sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • eEasy to remember CLI commands.
  • Technical help is really impressive.
  • All types of documentation and videos available.
  • Modify the NAT in different ways.
  • Easy to configure both site to site and remote VPN.
  • Worst GUI.
  • Low security features on L7.
  • Difficult to configure through ASDN.
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May 14, 2021
Rajesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very fast processing speed
  • Lots of option for NATing you can use as per your requirement
  • Very fast VPN for site 2 site and remote VPN
  • IDS/IPS
  • Cisco documentation is the best for this product
  • Support SLA also fantastic
  • Lack Advanced security [features] like other other companies
  • GUI [is] one of the worst and [is] very complicated for configuration[.] [It's] always stuck during the configuration
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April 29, 2021
dhruv gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Providing protection against hackers and unauthorized users.
  • Allows the users to connect to our office network from outside the office.
  • Good Hardware and almost zero failure.
  • Very few times, the rules/settings may change automatically.
  • Sometimes, the rules and settings are not easily comprehensible when some appliance or app does not work.
  • The community forums are not very helpful in most cases.
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May 27, 2021
Neha Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure.
  • Easy packet flow.
  • Easy to modify the NAT.
  • Helpful technical support and SLA.
  • Command line is very easy.
  • No application security.
  • No content filtering.
  • Lots of problem with ADDN.
  • Complicated configuration through GUI.
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May 10, 2021
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure Site to Site and remote VPN
  • very fast processing speed.
  • great Cisco customer support and documentation
  • lots of option is NAT
  • less security option
  • not good at layer layer 7 security then we need Firepower.
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May 04, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Providing protection against viruses and malware.
  • Easy to use VPN setup and connection.
  • Straightforward interface for configuration of firewall rules.
  • Yearly support is not cost-effective.
  • Web interface uses outdated Java plug-in.
  • Learning curve to learn the full capability of the ASA.
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May 21, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Act as VPN headend
  • Stateful filtering
  • Transparent mode
  • AAA support
  • Load balancing
  • Routing support
  • Debug logs taken from Cisco ASA are very granular and gives a perfect resolution while troubleshooting
  • Configuring from GUI is not always a better option
  • Sometimes old features are removed due to vulnerability, which creates issues in the existing environment. Like you cannot remove additional ACL lines from an ACL that is being used in the crypto map. This feature has been depreciated after 9.15 due to Cisco ASA crash issues
  • Enhancement requests are not easily considered by the Dev team unless it is a major impact
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May 17, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Stability
  • True performance values with the datasheets
  • Easy to deploy
  • Easy to manage and operate
  • Smooth integrations with other Cisco products like ISE
  • Very high uptime values compared to other solutions.
  • Global support from Cisco
  • Easy to find Cisco expertise in the market
  • Extensive CLI usage
  • Automation support
  • Stable and monitored S2S Vpn functionality
  • Anyconnect Vpn client is great
  • Great HA funtionality with no downtime or service interruption
  • Fast RMA timeline
  • Upgrades are very easy without ant downtime
  • Layer 7 next generation firewall capabilities
  • Cloud deployment option
  • Central management capabilities are lacking
  • Java usage on webui
  • SSL inspection support
  • Geoloc related rules are missing
  • No builtin SDN in the product
  • No builtin IOT based rule capabilities in the ASA SW
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January 13, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's using the same interface that has been used for years. Most technicians have worked with it in the past.
  • Run under extreme conditions without failing.
  • We were using some older hardware. The interface is dated - while it run does run very steady it's not up to the standards you see with other vendors.
  • Complex configuration for setting up redundancy (active/active)
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January 15, 2020
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Cisco ASA has a variety of features including NextGen to protect corporate networks.
  • Cisco ASA is easy to deploy and manage.
  • Multi-WAN routing could use improvement. Currently, Cisco routers are needed in front of the ASA to accommodate.
  • NextGen features such as FirePOWER can be difficult to deploy.
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January 09, 2020
Robert Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fits into Cisco's ecosystem seamlessly.
  • Advanced features to adapt to today's world.
  • The GUI could use an update and is clumsy, still, after all this time.
  • Network Access Control integration still needs to be improved.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Identification Technologies (22)
8.2
Visualization Tools (20)
7.5
Content Inspection (25)
8.2
Policy-based Controls (32)
9.1
Active Directory and LDAP (32)
9.2
Firewall Management Console (32)
8.1
Reporting and Logging (32)
8.8
VPN (33)
9.4
High Availability (31)
9.6
Stateful Inspection (32)
9.4
Proxy Server (23)
7.8

What is Cisco ASA?

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.

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Cisco ASA Technical Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cisco ASA?

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.

What is Cisco ASA's best feature?

Reviewers rate High Availability highest, with a score of 9.6.

Who uses Cisco ASA?

The most common users of Cisco ASA are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.