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Cisco ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services - security appliance

Mfg. Part: ASA5506-K9 | CDW Part: 3616643 | UNSPSC: 43222501
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  • Security appliance
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  • GigE
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Security appliance
  • 8 ports
  • GigE
  • desktop
Meet the industry's first adaptive, threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed for a new era of threat and advanced malware protection. Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services delivers integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack. How? By combining the proven security capabilities of the Cisco ASA firewall with the industry-leading Sourcefire threat and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) features together in a single device. The solution uniquely extends the capabilities of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls beyond what today's NGFW solutions are capable of. Whether you need protection for a small or midsized business, a distributed enterprise, or a single data center, Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services provides the needed scale and context in a NGFW solution.

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services brings distinctive threat-focused next-generation security services to the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls and Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance firewall products. It provides comprehensive protection from known and advanced threats, including protection against targeted and persistent malware attacks. Cisco ASA is the world's most widely deployed, enterprise-class stateful firewall.

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services is centrally managed by the Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center, which provides security teams with comprehensive visibility into and control over activity within the network. Such visibility includes users, devices, communication between virtual machines, vulnerabilities, threats, client-side applications, files, and web sites. Holistic, actionable indications of compromise (IoCs) correlate detailed network and endpoint event information and provide further visibility into malware infections. Cisco's enterprise-class management tools help administrators reduce complexity with unmatched visibility and control across NGFW deployments. Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center also provides content awareness with malware file trajectory that aids infection scoping and root cause determination to speed time to remediation.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Networking
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
Features: Fanless , Firewall protection , VLAN support , VPN support
Form Factor: Desktop
Ports Qty: 8
Type: Security appliance

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 1
Type: 1000Base-T (management)



Connector Type: Type A
Type: USB 2.0



Type: Mini-USB



Type: Console



Qty: 8
Type: 1000Base-T

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 90 days
Support Details Service Included: Advance parts replacement
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards: AS/NZS 60950 , CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950 , CISPR 22 Class A , CISPR 24 , CNS 13438 , EN 300386 , EN 301.489.1 , EN 301.489.17 , EN 301.489.24 , EN 301.489.4 , EN 301.489.7 , EN 60950 , EN 61000-3-2 , EN 61000-3-3 , EN55022 , EN55024 , IEC 60950 , UL 60950 , VCCI V-3
Encryption Algorithm: AES , Triple DES

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Header
Brand: Cisco
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Model: 5506-X with FirePOWER Services
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco ASA

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Service & Support
Type: 90 days warranty

Service & Support Details
Response Time: 10 days

Storage Hard Drive
Capacity: 50 GB

Capacity
Type: Concurrent sessions
Value: 20000 (maximum 50000)



Type: Cisco AnyConnect Premium/Apex VPN peers
Value: 2 (maximum 50)



Type: IPSec VPN peers
Value: 10 (upgradeable to 50)



Type: Virtual interfaces (VLANs)
Value: 5 (upgradeable to 30)

Performance
Type: Inspection throughput
Value: 750 Mbps



Type: Multiprotocol firewall throughput
Value: 300 Mbps



Type: Connection rate
Value: 5000 connections per second



Type: Application control (AVC) throughput
Value: 250 Mbps



Type: Application control (AVC) and IPS throughput
Value: 125 Mbps



Type: VPN throughput (3DES/AES)
Value: 100 Mbps



Type: Application control (AVC) or IPS sizing throughput
Value: 90 Mbps

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 7.9 in
Height: 1.7 in
Weight: 4.01 lbs
Width: 9.2 in

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 8 GB

Hard Drive
Form Factor: mSATA
Installed Qty: 1
Type: SSD

RAM
Installed Size: 4 GB

Product Reviews
Cisco ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services - security appliance is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 45.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is supported on many platforms and helps us gain access to the network. Valuable Features:There are a lot of features which are good and can be implemented, especially in the latest IOS version of the product.They saved me a lot of time thinking how to solve different scenarios with other solutions.Cisco AnyConnect for remote access is one of them. It is supported on most of the platforms, which business users use. They can gain access to the network, via functions like PBR, Security groups, contexts, and DNS doctoring. This gives a lot of flexibility to the product.Improvements to My Organization:It gave us a more secure environment and a lot of flexibility to the business.Room for Improvement:The next generations part of these products need a better approach. A lot of vendors are definitely a step or two in front of them.Use of Solution:I have worked with these types of firewalls for more than 10 years.Stability Issues:I can say that this product is one of the most stable products I have ever worked with.Scalability Issues:In terms of scalability, this always depends on how the product was chosen and what purpose it will work for. I haven't experienced any issues with the scalability of the product.Technical Support:In terms of technical support, it depends on the different cases. I would surely give Cisco technical support a rating of 9/10.Previous Solutions:I used to work with open source solutions, but the support and complication behind them was definitely not OK. If you want to have flexibility and stability, you have to move on to something that receives more development in that specific area.Initial Setup:The initial setup was straightforward and there was a lot of documentation that can help out with specific cases.Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing:This is definitely not a cheap solution, but I think it is worth the investment.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated other solutions like Juniper, but we chose Cisco, since our network was becoming more and more Cisco oriented.Other Advice:I would recommend that you understand the needs of the business case before choosing the product and start implementing it. It is very important to choose the right licenses from the beginning.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The simple access rule, Internet NAT and routing are valuable features. Valuable Features:The simple access rule, Internet NAT and routing are valuable features. It is very simple and the most reliable perimeter firewall.Improvements to My Organization:We were using Cisco Security Manager (CSM) to control and configure our all Cisco products, ASA worked very well on the CSM.Room for Improvement:The next-generation firewall could improve, still, they have NGFW 5525 but I haven’t tried it yet.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for seven years.Stability Issues:We have never faced any stability issues.Scalability Issues:Sometimes, the throughput and CPU counter issues were faced, maybe because we started to use it a long time ago.Technical Support:Technical support is great, they are very responsible, know the bugs and workaround.Previous Solutions:We have used it from the beginning.Initial Setup:The initial setup is not simple and straightforward, because it is Cisco and you need to configure it by CLI.Cost and Licensing Advice:Obviously, Cisco products are not cheap.Other Advice:If you are looking for a stable run and it is easy to find someone to configure the service, then better go for Cisco; their support is very professional.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A standard rule based firewall that has solved many remote access problems. Valuable Features:It's a standard rule based firewall for us. The AnyConnect VPN has solved a lot of remote access problems. High availability is good. It will fall back to the other ASA without any disruptions.Improvements to My Organization:It has secured our DMZ.Room for Improvement:I would like to see the following made easier:* Objects* Removing objects* Correlating access rules and AnyConnect ACLsSometimes we suffer from older versions, such as objects, object groups, and aliases (name).Use of Solution:We have been using the solution for nine years.Stability Issues:We did not encounter any stability issues.Scalability Issues:We did not encounter any scalability issues.Technical Support:The technical support is good.Previous Solutions:We used Cisco PIX.Initial Setup:I can't really remember the setup. It was too long ago.Cost and Licensing Advice:We bought the solution, so there were no real recurring costs at that time.Other Solutions Considered:We didn't evaluate any alternative products.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simplified the complexity of our security architecture. Valuable Features:Provides advanced malware capabilities.Improvements to My Organization:Simplified the complexity of our security architecture.Room for Improvement:Integration of advanced malware services with the firewall through Firepower services.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for six months.Deployment Issues:There were no issues with deployment.Stability Issues:There were no issues with stability.Scalability Issues:There were no issues with scalability.Customer Service:I would give customer service a rating of 10/10.Technical Support:I would give technical support a rating of 10/10.Previous Solutions:We were looking to upgrade to a comprehensive firewall solution that integrated Next Generation Prevention System (NGIPS).Initial Setup:There were no issues with setup.Implementation Team:We implemented in-house.ROI:We calculated for the entire year, but the ROI seemed very decent from the first six months.Cost and Licensing Advice:Pricing: NegotiateLicensing: Buy the advanced Malware Protection license subscription for one year. It is worth the investment.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated Juniper, Fortinet, and Huawei.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are a CISCO Security Business partner
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the features that should be improved is the URL filtering engine, but the stability of this product is one of the key functionalities in our deployment. Valuable Features:The ability to intercept unwanted traffic, and prevent attacks without interrupting everyday work, and the stability of this product are the key functionalities in our deployment.Improvements to My Organization:This product, and our implementation, are not directly correlated with the core business of our company. It is designed to protect our company from outside threats and reduce impact on other network elements, such as the backend firewall, DMZ zone and VPN concentrators.Room for Improvement:Cisco ASA lacks some functionalities, when compared with other vendors’ products. Cisco need to implement some more functionalities, like client-less VPN (HTML5), but I expect that Cisco will continue to add, and improve, features of the product. One of the features that should be improved is the URL filtering engine, as currently it has limited functionality. For full functionality, you will need an external URL filtering server, like Websense.Use of Solution:We have used it for more than five years, and have implemented it for perimeter network protection. It is designed for basic network protection for our corporate environment.Deployment Issues:No issues during the deployment, as we had good planning.Stability Issues:No issues with stability. The device is designed for hard work 24/7. I never have a lack of resources like RAM or CPU. The only reason I need to restart the device is during a software upgrade.Scalability Issues:In our deployment, we did not have a scalability issue.Customer Service:It is very high.Technical Support:We did not have any technical problems with this product, so we have not had need of technical supportPrevious Solutions:We implemented ASA after a complete redesign of our network, and we believe that Cisco ASA is the right solution for our needs.Initial Setup:The initial setup is straightforward, as there is a lot of documentation available on the Cisco site, and other sites, which makes planning and deployment pass without any problems. However, the ASA is a complex device, with a lot of features and further tuning is complex and you must have the right knowledge to do it. Configuration can be done through a Java based application called ASDM or through the CLI interface. Using ASDM is much more simple and easy, but ASDM is not compatible with the newer Java version, so before implementation you must read the compatibility notes. Also, keep in mind that when upgrading ASA software, you must also upgrade the ASDM package.Implementation Team:Initial implementation was through a vendor. I would rate their experience and expertise as 9/10.ROI:Calculating the ROI for network security or IT security is complex and dependent on many factors, like the implementation, role, expectation etc. IT security cannot be compromised, but on the other hand, we must ask how much is enough. In our case, we do not have a defined ROI for this product.Cost and Licensing Advice:The cost of the setup was only the product price, local vendor support for the implementation, and employee training. This product is set it and forget it, so we do not have day to day costs.Other Solutions Considered:We did not evaluate other products. One reason was that we believe that the ASA is a reliable product and fits our needs. Another reason, was the lack of local support for other solutions.Other Advice:Unfortunately, the ASA 5500 is EoS and EoL, and I hope that Cisco’s NGF 5500-X series will be a worthy successor. This does not mean that Cisco will stop software support and will continue to release new software versions with new and improved features for the ASA 5500 series.As with any other product, the main things for a successful implementation are to decide what you want to achieve, and what your main goal is, and then, you need good planning, not only for your current needs, but you also need to keep in mind further grow and needs. Good planning is, at least, 80% of successful implementation.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from As long as you don't want to use the features... it comes with "VPN", but to actually use it, you have to buy a contract.... to get the client. Went with Watchguard as the allow you to use the features you pay for.
Date published: 2017-03-06
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