Cisco ASA - Well suited to a Cisco-heavy environment
February 12, 2020

Cisco ASA - Well suited to a Cisco-heavy environment

Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco ASA

We use a pair of Cisco ASAs in an active/standy pair as our internal firewalls. To segment traffic between VLANs. It is used across the entire organisation. The main concern it addresses is of course security and only allowing users to get to resources that they are allowed to go to and have a reason for going to.
  • HA Failover - very fast and no downtime.
  • Documentation.
  • GUI - Dated and requires specific java versions to run.
  • Missing out on layer 7 inspection.
  • Greater increase in security.
  • Granular control of traffic.
The support is usually very good and gets back to you very quickly. However I had some instances of when two engineers will give me wildly different answers to what I thought was a simple question. Overall however I do rate the support highly and they are generally always very good.

Do you think Cisco ASA delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco ASA's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco ASA live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco ASA go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco ASA again?

Yes

If inter-VLAN routing and VLAN segmentation is all that is needed for a business then Cisco ASA does this job very well.
For more complex needs such as layer 7 packet inspection I would recommend a different product such as a Palo-Alto or Fortinet device.

Cisco ASA Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
4
Visualization Tools
2
Content Inspection
Not Rated
Policy-based Controls
8
Active Directory and LDAP
10
Firewall Management Console
7
Reporting and Logging
5
VPN
7
High Availability
9
Stateful Inspection
10
Proxy Server
9