CiscoASA Firepower
December 09, 2021

CiscoASA Firepower

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

Our business uses ASA'a as firewalls and for routing. We route 2 incoming connections and route them to allow our customers to come in on one dedicated SLA provisioned fiber line and a general internet line for internet browsing. We also utilize the failover capability of the ASAs for redundancy. We will utilize the security features when we have completed an upgrade project.
  • Routing
  • Firewall
  • Security
  • Ease of use
  • Cisco's purchase model is difficult
  • Level of skill required
  • We were able to remove load balancers when we upgraded to the newer 5505 ASA
  • Solid online device, very reliable with high client satisfaction
  • integrated well with our managed switching
We moved from older ASAs to Firepower and were excited to see the new features and higher reliability. Throughput is faster and as our old ASAs were breaking down intermittently it was time for the upgrade. The newer GUI has a better dashboard and is easy to maneuver in, easier to get to the area you want to manage

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These appliances are great for small or medium business that needs a higher level of security will additional functions able to be purchased. It is a great reliable device for routing and firewall use, I've monitored user activity and utilization of our internet connection bandwidth noted outside attacks, DOS type when we see slowdowns, found infected computers by seeing them communicate with outside systems. A lot of helpful resources in the ASA

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Not Rated
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Not Rated
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
Not Rated
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server
Not Rated

Using Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

2 - IT management and system administration
2 - IT manager and system administrator. We both share responsibility for the ASAs and utilize both our skill sets to help each other and grow in using this software
  • Routing
  • Firewall
  • Security
  • monitoring
  • blocking DOS attacks
  • analyzing incoming/outgoing date stream
  • adding in security features
We always utilize support for our hardware and software from the manufacturer

Evaluating Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We needed to upgrade our older ASAa to the ASA firepower
we would have more planning time with Cisco as our environment was pretty complex and we were trying to simplify to remove some devices from out incoming connections