Cisco ASA Review
August 30, 2021

Cisco ASA Review

Rohan Tomar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance's (ASA) is a good firewall and provides lots of features to protect your network from outside network to inside network. The default behavior of the [Cisco ASA] is to block all connections from outside traffic from entering a network. We are using the Cisco ASA 5525 Series Firewall in our organization and we are using this device for routing, virtual private network, NAT, etc. We have also configured a site-to-site VPN with our client for secure communication.
  • Both site to site and remote VPN support
  • IPV4 and IPv6 support
  • Stateful filtering firewall
  • All routing protocols support
  • Clustering
  • Support ASA failover
  • Modular policy framework
  • IKEv1 and IKEv2 support
  • Reporting
  • Logging
  • Advanced level security missing like layer 7 security
  • Lots of issues with UI
  • ASDM is not user friendly
  • Configuration through ASDM is very complicated
  • Technical support is great
  • Many documentation and training videos are available
  • Easy to configure
  • Easy to deploy in existing network
  • Easy to configure through command-line interface
Previously we were using open source pfSence, and we faced lots of issues. Lots of features and options are missing in pfSense so we purchase the [Cisco ASA] 5525 Series Firewall and we are happy with [the] features and technical support. Lots of documentation and training videos are available. We [faced no] issue during installation time and CLI commands are very easy in this firewall.

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Cisco ASA is [a] very easy to configure firewall and if you have [a] middle [or] small size organization then you can purchase this device. The cost of this [product] is [less] compared to other vendors. Beginner engineers can also configure and manage this firewall. Configuration through CLI is very easy.

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software Feature Ratings

Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server