5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 18, 2016
The initial setup, configuration, and go live was handled by the integrator and went very well. The difficulty was determining the upgrade path and versioning was a bit difficult to implement based on the number of dependencies from the ASA software side. We have a variety of sites with differing levels of hardware which required an overhaul to take full benefit of the features of seeing the entire network traffic. This process was time consuming to upgrade and replace all of our sites. Once it was completed, the product definitely was a great window into the user habits and traffic on our network.
If you do not have a window into what your users are doing on your network you need to get one. You might be surprised.
This is a great window to see what traffic is on your network. It can tell you if you have security threats and the severity of them, as well as instrusions.
Patch and maintenance
Easier upgrade, patch, resolution and suggested release per hardware/software.
Have the integrator determine a stagered approach for the install, upgrade, and implementation of all locations.
Cisco has great support if you can get to the proper person. With this product, i had great support everytime I had a question.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Oct 16, 2016
Reliable appliance and known configuration.
Evaluate Muraki as well.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 23, 2016
Pleased with help from Cisco support and efficiencies and productivity of the device.
Speed and handling ease.
More hands on.
Take more time in the implementation. More insight.
Has proven customer support and relationship with our company
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 17, 2016
Our or leveraged out experience with Cisco product to quickly evaluate and deploy the ASA firewall.
Be aware of you interface speed requirements and any functional limitation based on desired throughput.
It was consistent with past firewalls so the amount of training for our org was minimal.
Cisco firewalls are not necessarily the best performing. But, we choose them because they perform well and allow us migrate quickly.
Make modular choices easier in some sort of configuration tool.
This was a good choice that was proven to be successful and effective.
Despite the fair support and value, the system solves our problem and allowed us to deploy quickly.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 1, 2016
Excellent product, easy to install. configure and manage.
Do your homework and get a strong, solid partner to help with the install, configuration, and selection.
Move to an all-inclusive offering as opposed to a huge number of additional add-ons.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 1, 2016
It was a good product for a long time, but it lacked some of the features we would have liked in the beginning. We added VPN, application monitoring, traffic filtering, and shaping rules by using other appliances.
Do more research.
Perhaps let me see a roadmap of where they wish to be in the next year or two.
I would look for emergency technologies that have a presence in the marketplace.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 28, 2016
Performance is top notch, added FireSIGHT services are much better than their initial IPS solution. The only lacking issue is that of updating firmware of ASA, no built-in updater like other appliances.
Have the consultant test fail-over thoroughly.
The product name is strong and their product once proven are very strong and have good longevity.
Make updating the appliance easier. IPS module was a nightmare to update and 3rd party vendor was never able to get the subscription right. Firmware for firewall also required SmartNET and login to download a software and apply.
The fail-over setup was meant to ensure additional security for our organization and the installation went off without a hitch. We found our, however, that fail-over had not been tested in the HA Pair of firewalls. While fail-over worked properly certain services did not come up on the other firewall. So I would have the consultant test fail-over thoroughly before calling the project complete.
TAC does a great job
Always make sure whoever is installing properly documents the install and connectivity.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 19, 2016
Product was installed for a new B2B VPN solution. So far we over 100 clients on this platform and have experienced minimal issues.
Planning is key to a smooth installation. Don't rush the planning phase to speed up implementation.
Stability of product.
Better troubleshooting tools built into the product.
Better GUI for this particular solution.
Create fewer templates for the different application access.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 15, 2016
Performs as expected and supports remote VPN well.
Consider whether app-centric layer 7 protection is more important (consider next-gen) or network performance (select ASA).
Consider firewall modules right from the beginning.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 10, 2016
work with the vendor on design.
Provide training for implementors before deployment.