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2019-02-10T10:06:00Z

What do you like most about Cisco ASA Firewall?

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What do you like most about Cisco ASA Firewall?

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Top 5Real User

We find all of its features very useful. Its main features are policies and access lists. We use both of them, and we also use routing.

2021-08-24T04:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I have not contacted technical support. There is a lot of information on the internet for troubleshooting. All you need to do is use a search engine and you will find the information you are looking for easily.

2021-08-20T22:40:47Z
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Top 5Real User

The high-availability and remote VPN features are most valuable.

2021-08-19T15:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-08-10T15:48:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The remote access, VPN, and ACL features are valuable. We are using role-based access for individuals.

2021-08-10T05:52:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The product is quite robust and durable.

2021-06-12T19:57:51Z
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Top 5Real User

The remote VPN and IPsec VPN or site-to-site VPN features are valuable. The clustering feature is also valuable. We have two ISP links. Whenever there is a failover, users don't even get to know. The transition is very smooth, and the users don't notice any latency. So, remote VPN, site-to-site VPN, and failover are three very powerful features of Cisco ASA.

2021-05-18T18:20:51Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature we have found to be the VPN because we use it often.

2021-05-05T15:14:48Z
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Top 20Real User

Even in very big environments, Cisco comes in handy with configuration and offers reliability when it comes to managing multiple items on one platform.

2021-05-05T12:14:43Z
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Top 5Real User

I like the IPS feature, it is the most valuable.

2021-05-01T09:39:06Z
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Top 20Real User

The whole firewall functionality, including firewall policies and IPS policies, is valuable. It has all kinds of functionalities. It has IPS, VPN, and other features. They are doing quite a lot of stuff with their devices.

2021-03-04T17:28:04Z
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Real User

The Inline Mode configuration works really well, and ASA works very impressively.

2021-02-02T12:44:22Z
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Top 20Reseller

It is extremely stable I would say — at least after you deploy it.

2021-02-01T14:28:16Z
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Top 20Real User

The solution is excellent for enterprise-level networks.

2021-01-26T12:32:12Z
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Top 5Real User

The command line is the same as it is on the Cisco iOS router.

2021-01-25T18:16:34Z
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Real User

It's a flexible solution.

2021-01-21T19:04:12Z
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Top 20Real User

To be honest, all of the features that are provided, all the other vendor will also have. One feature we did find valuable was the CLI, it is more accurate. Additionally, I was happy with the customization, dashboards, access lists and interface.

2021-01-15T06:58:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The user interface, the UI, is excellent on the solution.

2021-01-14T11:15:17Z
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Top 5Real User

I think Cisco ASA Firewall is the most stable firewall solution.

2021-01-14T02:32:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Simple to deploy, stable.

2021-01-12T11:55:25Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is that it's secure.

2021-01-11T19:52:09Z
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Top 20Real User

The clusters in data centers are great.

2021-01-09T14:15:32Z
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Top 20Real User

The most important feature is the VPN connection.

2021-01-06T13:48:43Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the ability to block almost all of the ports.

2020-12-31T16:51:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It's a flexible solution and is well-known in the community.

2020-12-28T16:02:54Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a very user-friendly product.

2020-12-23T23:36:31Z
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Real User

It's very stable and mature.

2020-12-23T13:14:37Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a very stable product. I've not had any issues with it. It is a super product, and I won't need to change it anytime soon.

2020-12-22T16:14:40Z
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Top 5Real User

I like all of the features.

2020-12-22T10:59:10Z
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Top 20Real User

We are mostly using it for remote access, so the remote access feature is the most valuable, but all other features are also needed and required. It is also a very straightforward and reliable solution.

2020-12-21T16:12:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I have found the stability of this solution really good. This is why I use it.

2020-12-19T19:05:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The configuration capabilities and the integration with other tools are the most valuable features.

I really like this product. Cisco is one of my favorite brands, and I always think Cisco solutions are very reliable, easy to configure, and very secure.

2020-12-18T23:46:01Z
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Top 20Real User

The initial setup is easy.

2020-12-13T06:23:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The interface is user-friendly.

2020-12-03T13:54:31Z
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Real User

VPN and firewall are good features.

2020-11-25T18:54:36Z
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Top 20Real User

This product is pretty stable.

2020-11-23T15:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It's pretty reliable and allows for isolation capabilities within the network.

2020-11-12T10:43:58Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable features for my client are the ASDM and monitoring.

2020-11-10T00:01:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The most valuable features are the provision of internet access, AnyConnect, and VPN capabilities.

2020-11-05T06:37:24Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the access control list (ACL).

2020-11-02T20:39:53Z
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Real User

The configuration support is very good. You can find a lot of configuration samples and troubleshooting tips on the internet, which is very good.

2020-11-02T14:46:30Z
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Top 20Real User

Technical support services are excellent.

2020-10-28T19:37:30Z
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Top 20Real User

I like them mostly because they don't break and they have great diagnostics.

2020-10-27T20:11:37Z
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Top 20Real User

The user interface is easy to navigate.

2020-09-27T04:10:20Z
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Top 20MSP

Everything is all documented in the file or in the command line script that gets uploaded to the device. It gives us great visibility.

2020-09-27T04:10:14Z
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Top 20Real User

The management aspect of the product is very straightforward.

2020-09-17T08:05:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very stable compared to other firewall products.

2020-09-16T08:18:32Z
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Top 20Real User

The best features are stability and scalability.

2020-09-10T07:35:35Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature must be AnyConnect. We have quite a few customers who use it. It is easy to use and the stablest thing that we have. We have experienced some issues on all our VPN clients, but AnyConnect has been the stablest one.

2020-06-16T08:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-06-04T09:41:00Z
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Top 5Real User

On the network side, where you create your rules for allowing traffic — what can come inside and what can go out — that works perfectly, if you know what you want to achieve. It protects you.

2020-06-03T06:54:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

If we look at the Cisco ASA without Firepower, then one of the most valuable features is the URL filtering.

2020-06-02T08:40:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

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.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-05-27T08:03:00Z
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Top 5Real User

They provide DDoS protection and multi-factor authentication. That is a good option as it enables work-from-home functionality.

2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The most valuable feature is that the encryption is solid.

2020-05-07T05:03:00Z
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Real User

For us, the most valuable features are the IPX and the Sourcefire Defense Center module. That gives us visibility into the traffic coming in and going out, and gives us the heads-up if there is a potential outbreak or potential malicious user who is trying to access the site. It also helps us see traffic generated by an end device trying to reach out to the world.

2019-11-04T06:15:00Z
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Real User

The information coming from Talos does a good job... I like the fact that Cisco is working with them and getting the information from them and updating the firewall.

2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
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Real User

The firepower sensors have been great; they do a good job of dropping unwanted traffic.

2019-10-02T19:58:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Unfortunately in Cisco, only the hardware was good.

2019-09-20T12:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The most important point is the detection engine which is now part of the next-generation firewalls and which is supported by Cisco Talos.

2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is AMP (Advanced Malware Protection), as this is really needed to protect against cyber threats.

2019-08-28T09:52:00Z
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Real User

I like the Cisco ASDM (Adaptive Security Device Manager), which is the configuration interface for the Cisco firewall.

2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
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Real User

The stability of the solution is very good. We can see that it gets even better with every release.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Real User

The technical team is always available when we have problems.

2019-08-25T05:17:00Z
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Consultant

The most valuable feature is that it has the ability to divide the network into three parts; internal, external, and DMZ.

2019-08-22T05:49:00Z
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Real User

A powerful enterprise security solution that is dependible.

2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
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Real User

The stability is good. Very simple. Upgrades are great.

2019-07-14T10:21:00Z
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Reseller

The best solutions for our company are those we have yet to implement so it will be even better in the future for us than it already is.

2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
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Real User

For business purposes, it's a very detailed solution, which is it's greatest benefit, as you can get almost any piece of information you need from the solution. It allows for admins to be able to troubleshoot pretty easily.

2019-07-09T05:26:00Z
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Vendor

What I like about Cisco is the security zone. By default when you configure it, it gives you a security zone, which other firewalls don't have.

2019-07-04T07:00:00Z
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Real User

The most important feature is its categorization because on the site and social media you are unified in the way they are there.

2019-07-04T07:00:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is its ability to integrate vertically.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the flexibility and level of security that this solution provides.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

This solution is easy to use if you know how to set it up.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

An efficient, easy to deploy and dependable firewall solution.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

The feature I find most valuable is the Cisco VPN Interconnection.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

A stable and solid solution for protection from external threats and for VPN connections.

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Real User

The features I found most valuable in this solution, are the overall security features.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
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Real User

We are using the Cisco AnyConnect for our end-user VPN with the ASA.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
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Real User

The basic setup is fine. We're just one person. It's only when you want to do some more sophisticated setup like channeling and stuff like that that it's more complicated.

2019-06-24T12:13:00Z
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MSP

The web interface was easy for me. The configuration is logical, so it's easy to use and easy to understand how to protect, how to open a port, how to manage and how to route a device. That's why I prefer Cisco. It's robust and I never have issues with the hardware. That's why I choose Cisco and not another vendor.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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Real User

The firewall power that comes with Cisco ASAv is the most valuable asset. They are are very easy to manage.

2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
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Real User

Integration with all the other Cisco tools is valuable.

2019-05-09T16:21:00Z
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Real User

We moved from a legacy firewall to the ASA with FirePOWER, increasing our Internet Edge defense dramatically.

2019-04-20T18:25:00Z
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Real User

Cisco ASA NGFW significantly improves our bank. It protects any high-value products that we use from hackers, viruses, malware, and script-bots. It gives us metrics on network traffic as well as what kind of attacks we are getting from the outside.

2019-04-18T09:59:00Z
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Real User

Right now, Cisco ASA NGFW has given us a lot of improvement. We are planning to move to a new facility and will be a much larger organization.

2019-04-10T10:52:00Z
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Real User

I would say the Firepower module is most valuable. I'm trying more to transition to this kind firewall. I had to study a little on Palo Alto Networks equipment. There is a lot I have to learn about the difference.

2019-04-02T07:02:00Z
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Real User

The stability of Cisco ASA is excellent compared to other products on the market. Because of our customer experience as an integrator company, our clients never report any performance problems. We have a good performance reputation with Cisco ASA.

2019-03-26T08:09:00Z
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Real User

I like the user interface because the navigation is very easy, straightforward on your left side pane you have all the sites that you need to browse. Unlike any other firewalls, it's pretty straightforward.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Real User

We have multiple secure internal networks linked with our plants. We are from a oil company, so we have multiple plant areas which need to have restricted network access. Therefore, we are using it for restricting access to the plant area.

2019-02-11T08:11:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

The feature that I found most valuable is the overall stability of the
product.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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