We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Cisco ASA Firewall Pros and Cons

Cisco ASA Firewall Pros

JF
Cisco Security Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If you have a solution that is creating a script and you need to deploy many implementations, you can create a script in the device and it will be the same for all. After that, you just have to do the fine tuning.
View full review »
Network Security Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
If we look at the Cisco ASA without Firepower, then one of the most valuable features is the URL filtering.
It's easy to integrate ASA with other Cisco security products. When you understand the technology, it's not a big deal. It's very simple.
View full review »
Head of Information Communication Technology at National Building Society
The benefits we see from the ASA are connected to teleworking as well as, of course, having the basic functionality of a firewall in place and the prevention of attacks.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ASA Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.
CEO at NPI Technology Management
Everything is all documented in the file or in the command line script that gets uploaded to the device. It gives us great visibility.
View full review »
Co-Founder at Multitechservers
Cisco ASA provides us with very good application visibility and control.
View full review »
AS
CSD Manager at BTC
The traffic inspection and the Firepower engine are the most valuable features. It gives you full details, application details, traffic monitoring, and the threats. It gives you all the containers the user is using, especially at the application level. The solution also provides application visibility and control.
View full review »
Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The configuration was kind of straightforward from the command line and also from the ASDM. It was very easy to manage by using their software in Java.
View full review »
Network Administration Section Head at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The remote access, VPN, and ACL features are valuable. We are using role-based access for individuals.
View full review »
Network Engineer at LIAQUAT NATIONAL HOSPITAL & MEDIACAL COLLEGE
Even in very big environments, Cisco comes in handy with configuration and offers reliability when it comes to managing multiple items on one platform.
View full review »
RW
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is extremely stable I would say — at least after you deploy it.
View full review »

Cisco ASA Firewall Cons

JF
Cisco Security Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Cisco missed the mark with all the configuration steps. They are a pain and, when doing them, it looks as if we're using a very old technology — yet the technology itself is not old, it's very good. But the front-end configuration is very tough.
View full review »
Network Security Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
One area where the ASA could be improved is that it doesn't have AMP. When you get an ASA with the Firepower model, ASA with FTD, then you have advanced malware protection.
View full review »
Head of Information Communication Technology at National Building Society
If I want to activate IPS features on it, I have to buy another license. If I want Cisco AnyConnect, I have to buy another license. That's where we have challenges.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ASA Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.
CEO at NPI Technology Management
I would say that in inexperienced hands, the interface can be kind of overwhelming. There are just a lot of options. Too much, if you don't know what you are looking for or trying to do.
View full review »
Co-Founder at Multitechservers
If they want to add better features to the current Cisco ASA, they can start by increasing the encryption. That is the only thing they need to improve.
View full review »
AS
CSD Manager at BTC
Security generally requires integration with many devices, and the management side of that process could be enhanced somewhat. It would help if there was a clear view of the integrations and what the easiest way to do them is.
View full review »
Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
One thing that we really would have loved to have was policy-based routing. We had a lot of connections, and sometimes, we would have liked to change the routing depending on the policies, but it was lacking this capability. We also wanted application filtering and DNS filtering.
View full review »
Network Administration Section Head at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other products are becoming easier to access and configure. They are providing UI interfaces to configure, take backup, synchronize redundant machines, and so on. It is very easy to take backup and upgrade the images in those products. Cisco ASA should have such features. If one redundant machine is getting upgraded, the technology and support should be there to upgrade other redundant machines. In a single window, we should be able to do more in terms of backups, restores, and upgrades.
View full review »
Network Engineer at LIAQUAT NATIONAL HOSPITAL & MEDIACAL COLLEGE
We have more than one Cisco firewall and it is difficult for me to integrate both on the single UI.
View full review »
RW
Cyber Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They need to do an overhaul of the management console.
View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco ASA Firewall. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: December 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.