4.3 out of 5 (106 Ratings)

105 Verified Reviews

Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)

Great Tool, But needs to run on a better platform

Our experience with the ASA platform has been overall positive. More specifically out experience with ASDM has been less than desired. It's a constant battle with Java to get everything up and running. It requires various different versions of Java just to be operational. When it works, It works extremely well. It's rock solid and a pleasure to manage with.

ASA 5500-X Series

Easy implemented

very good and great support

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

Great firewall, needs more throughput with IPS/IDS enabled

The ASA-X product perfoms legacy firewall functions very well. The next generation IPS/IDS services does not run the throughput as advertisded. When all features of IPS/IDS are enabled, throughput numbers are about half of what whitepapers indicate which was a little disaapointing. We did run into a fair about of code bugs in the early 6.0 code of SourceFire.

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

Easy implementation and quality product

Great products and sales team

Adaptive Security Appliance

Implementation was easy but need some additional documents

Completly rely upon this production for its security features

Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)

Great CLI Alternative

When you update Java on your machine, there is a change the ASDM will NOT launch, it is very frustrating sometimes to find the correct java packages that will work with the ADSM versio you have Also its easier to troubleshoot issues in real time in CLI via the logging commands and the real time display of text in the terminal

Adaptive Security Appliance, Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)

An almost out-of-the box solution for the small to medium business or SOHO

Managing a firewall device and configuring VPN access from the command line can be a bit daunting and cumbersome for someone who does not work with networking equipment on a daily basis. ASDM allows a user who understands the concepts get around the challenges of working via the commandline without sacrificing functionality.

Adaptive Security Appliance

Tanks that get the job done - but not necessarily user friendly

Cisco maintains a reputation as a Cadilac brand. Their product line is usually overkill (both in price and functionality) for smaller setups. But it's a tough tension to manage, because you do indeed get what you pay for. The Cisco ASA's are tanks. They get the job done. They offer a full range of functionality and customization.

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

Outstanding Security

Provides outstanding security and meshes well with our multiple locations. Tunnel creation and configuration is easy for our staff.

Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM)

ASDM-Easy as pie

Simple to use and navigate. No hidden features that take searching to find. If there is something I can't find, use the quick search to find it. Simply type in your keyword and hit enter. I can use CLI commands in the GUI. I'm more confortable using CLI coming from the Cisco world of Pixes, so I like that I can still do that even though I'm using a web interface GUI. It's the best of both worlds, being able to see all my rules, NAT statements, route tables ina GUI, VPN connections,etc...but still issue a command via CLI