Cisco ASA 5500-X with FIREPOWER Review
August 31, 2020

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FIREPOWER Review

Zar Jerome Cajudo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

The Cisco ASA 5500-X was used by our clients as a perimeter firewall. It addresses the problems of malware detection and potential attacks outside the organization.
  • Easy to connect remote access VPN
  • URL Filtering
  • With Cisco ASDM Dashboard
  • Upgrade paths
  • Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) platform has slow GUI
  • Firewalls require a complete refresh to transition.
  • The upgrade from the previous firewalls increased the throughput available by over 100%.
  • The team has direct insight into traffic flowing in and out of the network.
  • It has required a greater staff investment to configure properly.
  • Cisco IPS
  • Cisco Nexus
  • Cisco ISR router
It does what it needs to do--better content filtering and web application filtering. VPN is great also.
It is a good firewall for an enterprise organization.
It has also good customer service and excellent TAC support.
It is well-suited in a work from home setup. If you have many employees working from home it can accommodate users depending on the license installed. It is less appropriate for small and medium enterprises because of the cost.

Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
8
Visualization Tools
7
Content Inspection
7
Policy-based Controls
8
Active Directory and LDAP
7
Firewall Management Console
8
Reporting and Logging
7
VPN
8
High Availability
8