Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall Edition Bundle - security appliance

Mfg.Part: ASA5505-BUN-K9 | CDW Part: 1065037 | UNSPSC: 43222501
  • Security appliance
  • 8 ports
  • 10 users
  • 100Mb LAN
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  • Security appliance
  • 8 ports
  • 10 users
  • 100Mb LAN
Cisco ASA 5500 Series adaptive security appliances are purpose-built solutions that combine best-of-breed security and VPN services with the innovative Cisco Adaptive Identification and Mitigation (AIM) architecture. Designed as a core component of the Cisco Self-Defending Network, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series provides proactive threat defense that stops attacks before they spread through the network, controls network activity and application traffic, and delivers flexible VPN connectivity. The result is a powerful multifunction network security appliance family that provides the security breadth and depth for protecting home office, branch office, small and medium-sized business, and enterprise networks while reducing the overall deployment and operations costs and complexities associated with providing this new level of security.

Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall Edition Bundle - security appliance is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It provides security for our company, and our users. What is our primary use case?It is our firewall solution. We connect to other locations, as well as use programs in-house.What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is the security it provides our company, and our users.Furthermore, our company uses it for making rules for the bank to connect to our server in the DMZ, which is a security challenge.What needs improvement?It needs improvement as a "Next-Generation" firewall solution. In addition, it needs to be more user-friendly.For how long have I used the solution?More than five years.What do I think about the stability of the solution?There is no downtime, and it is working great.What do I think about the scalability of the solution?It is scalable. We have had no issues.What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The initial setup was complex. But, after that, to maintain and keep creating rules it was easy.Which other solutions did I evaluate?We also looked at Fortinet Forti-Gate VM.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from While rather old, it still works as promised and has protected networks efficiently. IOS is cumbersome to utilize (what else is new), that is the only complaint.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It speaks well to high productive platforms and it has good capabilities. Primary Use CaseGenerally, it has highly productive platforms and it has good capabilities.BenefitsIt just works like an internal firewall. It's an ordinary role of this platform, nothing special.Valuable FeaturesAt this point, we find that this product has high productivity and high availability and there is no need for improvement.Room for ImprovementIf there is old hardware, or old appliances, it does not necessarily work with the new Cisco generation firewalls.Use of SolutionThree to five years.Stability IssuesIt is a highly stable product. We rarely receive any serious outdates, so it works quite well.Customer Service and Technical SupportYes, we use the technical support maybe twice a year. We received a very fast response time.Initial SetupIt was very straightforward. It was not complex at all.ROIWhen evaluating a possible solution, I always consider:* Availability* ProductivityDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the most valuable features is the correlation of events -- including the path that a file is taking in the network and its integration with the endpoint protection. Valuable FeaturesClassic ASA ( ) features such as NAT, Stateful Firewall, and VPN are basic functions for average organizations, but next generation features such as the granular control of port hopping applications, IPs, and malware protection are mandatory, considering current advanced security threats.One of the most valuable features is the correlation of events, including the path that a file takes in the network and its integration with the endpoint protection. This gives you the chance to take some actions in the case a breach happens.Improvements to My OrganizationVisibility in the network traffic.Room for ImprovementManagement console – Firesight Management Center.When deploying Cisco FMC versions 6.0 and 6.1, some issues may appear when trying to register ASA sensors. The problem needs Cisco TAC involvement, adding more effort and time. I guess this will be fixed in version 6.2.Use of SolutionI've used this solution for three to five years.Stability IssuesSome releases of the unified image (FTD – Firepower Threat Defense ( ) – Cisco ASA + Sourcefire IPS ( )) are not very stable, but things are getting improved.Scalability IssuesSome clustering functions are not available in the unified image.Customer Service and Technical SupportExcellent.Previous SolutionsOld ASA 5500. Natural upgrade to next generation functions.Initial SetupInitial setup is pretty straightforward.Pricing, Setup Cost and LicensingThe licensing model has been simplified and is easy to understand. The price is higher compared to UTM solutions, such as Fortinet ( ), but in the same range as Checkpoint ( ) and Palo Alto ( ).Other Solutions ConsideredWe also work with Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, FireEye ( ), and some other vendors.Other AdviceTake a look at the features included in the unified image. Some classic ASA functionality has not been integrated yet, go for non-unified image if the deployment requires something that is not available – classic ASA iOS plus Sourcefire code.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The best features are NAT, transport-layer inspections, and VPN Valuable FeaturesCisco ASAs are great network firewalls and they can work for years after being configured. The best features are NAT, transport-layer inspections, and VPN.Improvements to My OrganizationWith ASAs, we can keep operational expenses as low as possible. Disaster risks should be observed as usual, but this is definitely not the weak point.Room for ImprovementI would like to see new SW versions being more stable and HW performance increase. However, the new 2000 series has high performance, but it is not shipped widely so far.Use of SolutionI started using Cisco firewalls when old PIX models were produced. I then observed all model changes. This makes about 10 years of continuous experience.Stability IssuesThere are no real stability issues, if upgrades are done carefully.Scalability IssuesI believe scalability issues are caused by poor design.Customer Service and Technical SupportCisco technical support makes a good impression most of the time.Previous SolutionsSome of my customers switched from ZyXel to Cisco and this is an obvious decision for me. It will be much harder to imagine a customer replacing Check Point ( ) or Fortinet ( ) with Cisco.Initial SetupThe initial setup should not be left to the customer. The best way to do this is to make a basic setup and integration along with cabling and power-up, then verifying requirements and adjusting the configuration.Pricing, Setup Cost and LicensingBasic features and IPs can work without subscriptions. All next-generation features require per-year payments. Enterprise customers usually agree with price and license fees, so I don't see any painful issues with pricing and licensing.Other Solutions ConsideredI compared Cisco with Fortinet, Checkpoint, and DIY solutions.Other AdviceAll you need to succeed is careful design, professional setup, and a support contract.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have been Cisco channel partners for over 15 years.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid firewall to be sure. My only complaint is ease of use really and thats a small complaint at that. We ended up opting for Pfsense in our network because of the cost of cisco products and we're a .org.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Valuable features are Cisco IPSec VPn , VPN Client, Port Restrictions .​ Valuable Features:* Cisco IPSec VPn* VPN Client* Port RestrictionsImprovements to My Organization:We could connect data securely from outside the company.Room for Improvement:I need application user-IP blocking, Intrusion Prevention, QoS; I can't do these with Cisco and have to change it.Use of Solution:Five years.Stability Issues:No.Scalability Issues:No.Technical Support:I have never needed support from Cisco.Previous Solutions:I couldn’t meet all my needs with the Cisco 5505 so I changed it with a next-generation firewall.Initial Setup:Actually it was simple, making port based policies more simple than PA.Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing:Cisco price-performance is very successful.Other Solutions Considered:I evaluated Sophos UTM, Checkpoint, Cisco and PA. PA is the best fit for my company because Sophos acquired Cyberoam and their software wasn’t successful for domain user restrictions. Checkpoint was very slow for me and too many licences and it was complicated. Cisco acquired Sourcefire and they need to improve next-gen features. So I chose PA.Other Advice:I know that Cisco acquired Sourcefire and they re-introduced next-generation firewall features and I think they’ll improve NX features.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love its CLI mode of working, it gives plenty of information with single line of command. Valuable Features:I love its CLI mode of working, it gives plenty of information with a single line of command.This feature allows its administrator to perform advanced level tasks with much ease.Improvements to My Organization:These products provide much stability which, in return, any organization demands to run its functions properly and smoothly.Room for Improvement:This product lacks in GUI format; that needs to be more mature and composed.Use of Solution:10 years +Deployment Issues:No issues.Stability Issues:Rarely, due to software issues.Scalability Issues:As of now, no.Technical Support:Excellent but if non-Indian engineer is assigned.Previous Solutions:We have almost 99% Cisco based infrastructure.Initial Setup:Pretty straightforward.Other Solutions Considered:Usually yes. We did like Huawei and Juniper.Other Advice:Cisco has done great job in introducing new features in their security product by acquiring specialized companies in the past. However, they still need to improve their unique feature products as they are in a challenger position, but not on top, at various product review portals.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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