4.3 out of 5 (95 Ratings)

94 Verified Reviews

ASA 5500-X Series, Cisco Security Manager

Not as good as it used to be but still the right choice

I have been working with Cisco products for over 25 years. Due to changes within the manufacturing process, reliability of the product has decrease over the years. Customer service has also declined over years. There’s more customers demanding more services for more products, all vining for the attention of an overworked and stretch service team. Still all things consider, for your archetypal needs and requirements is the best choice. Updated Testimony: Very few people have loss their jobs by choosing Cisco as their primary vendor.

Adaptive Security Appliance

Basic implementation is easy, but complex when enabling Firesight

I love the way the appliance allows us to secure our networks and how easy to segregate subnets without impacting performance. The only drawback is how complex is to enable the module (Firesight) because is treated as a separate device sharing the same chassis. Still not easy to use at first, but overall (and without the Firesight) it is easy to use and to implement.

ASA 5500-X Series, Adaptive Security Appliance, Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)

We are moving away from Cisco

Great product, but the software is at times unintuitive and major changes are implemented between versions. Very expensive when considering SmartNet costs.

Adaptive Security Appliance

Ordering and Implementation was smooth and on track

Excellent Experience in evert aspect of ordering process

ASA 5500-X Series, Adaptive Security Appliance, Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), FireSIGHT

Great firewall, but confusing licensing.

The ASA-5545-x provides additional features we needed badly. Licensing was confusing enough that the 3rd party vendor had trouble getting it all straight. Now that we've had it for a year, we were surprised to learn that not only does it need annual maintenance, and an AMP (Advanced Malware Protection) subscription, but also a FirePower subscription. Its configuration is rather cumbersome, and a little free training on the basics would go a long way toward improving the experience.

ASA 5500-X Series, Adaptive Security Appliance, Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), FireSIGHT

ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls

Cisco IPS Service is the module that provides intrusion prevention within the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls. The firewalls have multiple security services operating within them. The Cisco IPS uses the firewalls’ other services such as application visibility, identity, and off-device reputation to make inspection and enforcement decisions. I am very satisfied with ASA5585X.

ASA 5500-X Series

It worked as designed. Trying to upgrade at the moment, the newer version is not as good

Worked as designed

Adaptive Security Appliance

Product works as described however implementation may have been easier.

Cisco has been proven in their ability to deliver however at times our local vendor support has been lacking.

ASA 5500-X Series

Cisco continued to impress us

This Cisco product worked as expected.

ASA 5500-X Series

Nobody is as reliable and strong as Cisco.

Cisco is one of most reliable partners. They consistently provide quality products that meet the needs of our customers and give us the flexibility and support to do our jobs.