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2019-02-10T10:06:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco ASA Firewall?

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Top 5Real User

I have used the Cisco ASA 5585-X Series hardware. The software was probably version 9. We implemented a cluster of two firewalls. In these firewalls, we had four virtual firewalls. One firewall was dedicated for Edge, near ISP, and one firewall was for the data center. One firewall was for the application dedicated to that company, and one firewall was dedicated only to that application.

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

I use Cisco ASA Firewall at my company for network security.

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

We provide IT solutions. We provide solutions to our customers based on their requirements. We support them from the beginning and do the installation and configuration in the head office and front office. We installed Cisco ASA to support a customer in a WAN environment. They used it for site-to-site VPN and remote VPN. They used it for accessing remote office locations via the remote VPN feature. They had Cisco ASA 5500.

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

We were using ASA 5585 without firepower. We were using it just as a stateful firewall. We also had an IPS module on it. So, we were also using it for network segmentation and network address translations for hosting some of the services or giving access to the internet for our end users.

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

We are using it as a firewall for our data center and headquarter. We are also using it for DR. We are using Cisco ASA 5500 Series.

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

We primarily use the solution as a firewall for our data centers. We have a medium-sized data center right now. It's about six or seven servers. We actually store the data for students and schools and need to protect it.

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

We are using Cisco ASA Firewall 5525 for network security. We needed a network security solution that can take care of the network security and URL filtering. We also wanted to create site-to-site VPNs and have remote VPNs. For all these use cases, we got Cisco ASA, and we are pretty happy with it.

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

We currently have this solution hosted in a service provider's premises. They give us the link for our infrastructure and that is how we manage our equipment. We use the VPN feature to connect with our clients.

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

We primarily use the solution to operate that LAN environment over the internet and use the public and private networks separately. It's a very good firewall in terms of security, in terms of certain scenarios, and also from an ethical hacking point of view. Both are available in our environment. Both are doing great.

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

I am using the solution as a firewall.

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

We are using it to manage our environment.

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

I use it for VPNs, remote-access VPNs, environment issues, and failover issues. I also use the content mode, NAT, and PAT in this firewall. We always use ASA for VPN sites and firewall sites. We use the edge for internet access for data center servers or company customers' internet access.

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

Most of our use cases revolve around the basic firewall features. Our client is also leveraging on Anyconnect, which is serving the client-based VPN. Sometimes they will establish a VPN connection from one firewall with another. It's the type-for-type VPN. In terms of Cisco, typically, these are just some of the legacy features, that's what we use. In terms of a next-gen firewall, I feel that our customers would prefer to use other brands like Palo Alto, Check Point, and FortiGate. Our clients who use this solution are typically small businesses. I think there's a Gartner chart that says that Palo Alto is actually the foreleader, followed by Check Point, then FortiGate. Cisco is not anywhere near. From a cybersecurity standpoint, they are quite weak.

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

We tend to use the solution as it's forced on us by corporate. Our company wants us to use it.

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

We primarily provide implementation and maintenance services to our clients.

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

We use Cisco ASA for traffic control.

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

We utilize the solution for our IT security.

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

I primarily use the solution for the IPsec only.

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

We use Cisco ASA Firewall to protect different sites at a protocol level. We also use it for antivirus and bot protection.

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

Our primary use case of Cisco ASA Firewall is to protect our environment. We are customers of Cisco and I'm a network engineer.

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

We are using the ASA in our network to create a VPN between six places. We also use it for servers and data synchronization.

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

In general, we support more public fiscal entities. Most of them are quite sizeable at 5,000-6,000 employees. We use it mostly for remote access.

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

We are a solution provider and the Cisco ASA Firewall is one of the security products that we implement for our customers. My clients use it for security, and also to establish VPN connections.

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

We are a Cisco implementor in Venezuela. Our primary use is to deal with incoming access. We open ports for web servers or special applications that our clients have inside their network. We also use it to provide site-to-site VPN access.

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

We are using this product to filter network traffic.

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

We primarily use the solution in order to create access rules. That's what I use it for mostly. Sometimes, if I need to do some mapping, I may also leverage this product.

2020-12-23T23:36:31Z
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Top 20Real User

I am using Cisco ASA as my firewall. I use it for security purposes to block access and for VPN. It is on the perimeter, so basically, it secures my network.

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

We are using this solution for the site-to-site VPN tunnels and VPN Connections.

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

We mostly use it for remote access. We also use this firewall between different segments of our enterprise network. We have legacy models of this solution. We are using models 5510 and 5520.

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

I am doing research on the product and testing it for security.

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

We are an IT integrator. We include parts of the infrastructure as part of our services, which includes firewalls, routers, switches, and even some end-user devices. We are deploying Cisco, Palo Alto, and Aruba. We are a very big company, and we have probably about 300,000 employees all over the world. We use this solution for security and for enabling site-to-site VPN. We have on-premises and cloud deployments, and we are using the latest version of this solution. It is 5500 or something like that.

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

Our primary use case is for perimeter security. We are using the enterprise version. Cisco has many versions. Maybe we are using the old version of ASA because it needs to be the freeware. In each freeware, there are different types of things. Maybe it is the standard version because the other version cost a lot. I need to combine it with another solution like an open source standard solution of the ASA firewall from Cisco.

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

In our organization, we are using it as an internal firewall.

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

I'm the group information technology manager and we are customers of Cisco.

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

The number one use for this product is security.

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

We primarily use the solution for basic firewall configurations such as NAT, FORWARD PORT and Block TCP-UDP Port.

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

I am a consultant and when clients ask for white papers or studies, I do the research. At that point, they do whatever change processes they have; I give them all of the numbers and other relevant data, but that's the extent of what we do in my organization. They are just using it as a stateful packet inspection firewall, traditional firewalling.

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

Our company sells Cisco Firewalls and the ASA is one of the products that we implement for our clients. The primary use cases are internet access, AnyConnect, and VPN.

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

It provides the firewall and security for our edge network. We are using a really old ASA device that is at end-of-life, so we're replacing it.

2020-11-02T20:39:53Z
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Top 20Real User

We primarily use the solution for the various firewalls.

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

We are primarily using the solution to protect our network.

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

We primarily use it for our clients. We have one or more at each client site - or multiple locations if they have multiple locations. Typically our clients are up to about 500 users. Most of them are smaller than that, but they go as large as 500. They're using the solution for the full next-gen firewall stacks - intrusion protection, URL filtering, advanced malware protection, or so-called AMP. Those are the three subscription services that Cisco sells. All of our clients have those subscription services enabled at their main location. Typically, they're just protecting users that are behind the firewall. We also use it for site-to-site VPN, and we use it for client-to-site VPN.

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

We primarily use the solution for configuring the firewall.

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

We are using Cisco ASAv in our company and have deployed it for many of our customers. They are in both government and the private sector. The deployment method varies depending on the customer's needs. For the government, it's through the government cloud while others are on-premises.

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

We use Cisco ASAv as a firewall.

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

We are an ISP, so it's primarily for customer firewalls that we help customers setup and maintain. While we do use Cisco ASA in our company, we mostly configure it for customers. Our customers use it as a company firewall and AnyConnect VPN solution.

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

We use the Cisco firewall for a number of things. We've got VPN tunnels, IPsec tunnels. We also use it for basic network layer filtering for our internal service, because we have a number of services that we offer out to clients, so that is the first device that they come across when they get into the network. We have a network of six remote sites and we use proxy to go to the internet, and from the internet Cisco is the first line of defense. We have internet banking services that we offer to our clients, and that also makes use of the Cisco firewall as the first line of defense. And we've got a number of servers, a Hyper-V virtual environment, and we've got a disaster recovery site. We had VAPT (vulnerability assessment and pen testing) done by external people to see our level of security from inside and outside and they managed to find some deficiencies inside. That's when they recommended that we should put in network access control. By integrating the ASA with Cisco ISE, that is what we are trying to achieve. The whole idea is to make sure that any machines that are not on our domain should not be able to connect to the network. They should be blocked. We also have Cisco switches deployed in our environment. All our active switches are Cisco. The ASA is integrated with them. This integration was done by a combination of our Cisco partner and in-house, because we did this at the time of setting up the infrastructure in 2016.

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

Some are being used as edge firewalls and others are for our server-farm/data center. So some are being used as transparent firewalls and others are used as a break between the LAN and WAN. In addition to the firewalls, we have Mimecast for email security as we're using Office 365. We're also using IBM's QRadar for SIEM. For antivirus we're just using Microsoft Windows Defender. We also have an internet proxy for content and for that we're using NetScaler.

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

The first time I deployed Cisco ASA was for one of our clients. This client had a Palo Alto firewall and he wanted to migrate. He bought an ASA 2505, and he wanted us to come in and deploy it and, after that, to put in high-availability. We deployed it and the high-availability means that in case one fails, there is a second one to take over. I have deployed Cisco ISE and, in the same environment, we had a Cisco FTD. In that environment, we were using the ASA for VPN, and we were using the FTD like an edge device. The ASA was deployed as VPN facilitator and for the wireless part too, so that the wireless network was under the ASA firewall.

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

We are a Cisco partner and we implement solutions for our customers who are generally in the banking sector and other private sectors. They are using it as a data center firewall and to secure their internet connections. Our customers usually integrate the firewall with ISE, with a Firepower module for IPS, and there are some NAC solutions.

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

The ASAs are a defense solution for companies. Many of them use the AnyConnect or the VPN licenses. They also use it to have a next-generation firewall and to be compliant with GDPR. The majority of our usage of the solution is on-prem or hybrid. The culture, here in Portugal — even knowing that the future is full cloud, in my opinion — is to only be on the way to full cloud.

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

Our business requirements are URL filtering and threat protection. We're using the Cisco 5525 and 5510 series. We have eight to 10 firewalls. Our company is looking for vendors who can protect from the current, advanced technologies. We are looking for any technology that protects from the most threats, and that covers things like DDoS protection, spyware, and SSL.

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

My primary use case is to have as VPN hardware. I have 2,000 providers. I am a reseller and as such, I am connected to telcos. I use ASA because our providers use Cisco in their core network as well.

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

We use them for perimeter defense and for VPN, and we also do web filtering. We're using ASAs at the moment. Going forward, we'll probably look at the FirePOWERs. We currently have anywhere from low end to the mid-range, starting with 5506s all the way up to 5555s. Everything is on-prem. We have a total of five different security tools in our organization. A couple of them complement each other so that's one of the reasons that we have so many, instead of just having one. For an organization like ours, it works out pretty well. We are a utility owned by a municipality, with a little over 200 employees in multiple locations.

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

We use them to block or allow traffic out to the internet and to control a handful of DMZs. Overall, they're for access control. We do IPS and IDS as well. We have the FMC (FirePOWER Management Center) which manages the 4110s and we have 5516s and the ASA5545-Xs. It's an ASA running the Next Generation Firewall code. We're using all of the FMC with 6.4.04, so they're all running the Next Generation Firewall code. We deploy the software on-prem.

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

We had legacy Sourcefire Sensors and ASA state full firewalls. Cisco offered the FTD NGFW solution, but the implementation of the two systems was not successful.

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

The primary use case is to have full visibility over our Web & Application behavior on the local network and over the internet. On the other hand, reporting is one of the main needs so that we can monitor and evaluate our consumption and according to that, build up our policies and security.

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

The primary use case is to protect our departments. We have sub-departments or sites categorized by the number of users and types of applications. We categorize the latter in terms of small, medium, or large. Based on that, we select a firewall in terms of throughput and the number of concurrent sessions it can handle. We then deploy the firewall with a predefined set of rules which we require for inbound and outbound traffic. We are in operations delivery and we need to support multiple clients. We have different departments where our primary responsibility is to protect our organization's assets and data and to store them in a centralized data center. Apart from that, we have responsibility to support our clients in terms of infrastructure. All the devices are on-premise. Nothing is on the cloud or is virtualized.

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

Our primary use case for this solution is to protect data from unauthorized access.

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

This solution is running behind the infrastructure and behind the hypervisor itself. We have two firewalls and two nodes in the cluster environment. This solution is suitable for both cloud and hybrid-cloud deployments. I have implemented a cloud project, and one hybrid as well. The hybrid was between a public and a local cloud.

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

We primarily use the solution for internet access firewalls.

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

Our primary use case of this program is network protection.

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

Our primary use case is to protect our network from external threats. We need to keep our portal safe. We use the public cloud model of this solution.

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

Our primary use for the solution is as a firewall. We implemented it as an IT tech solution for our accesses through Sourcefire. It provides security.

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

I worked for a Telecom provider, and we gave this solution to our customers.

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

We primarily use this solution for network security.

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

We use this solution as a firewall and for the segregation of our servers from the rest of the environment.

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

We use this solution to join our private network to the customer's network. In our business, we don't have to be on the customer's network, so a lot of people will install cheap equipment. We're trying to push it to where we can standardize the equipment, although the cost of Cisco products would have to come down a little bit in order for us to be more competitive.

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

Our primary use for the solution is for checking on and verifying the security of our customer data.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The primary use of Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliances) for us it to protect from external threats to our network as a firewall and VPN solution.

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

We have around 250 users and security is extremely important for us.

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

We are using both Cisco ASAv and FTD (Firepower Threat Defense). FTD has a better interface, but we have both of them running. We are using Cisco ASAv for the FirePower service. We use a custom interface for our firewall.

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

Our primary use case of this solution is for a firewall.

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

I primarily use it for my small company to protect 5-10 users.

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

We need a good and generic firewall which is why I bought Cisco ASAv. I also needed a secure VPN. The real reason I bought it though, was for the firewall.

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

We performed an in-house evaluation of Cisco ASA NGFW for use as an Internet Gateway Firewall and internal East-West traffic firewall between security zones. We are historically a Cisco shop and were planning on it being the top contender for our NGFW solution.

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

Our primary use case for this solution is to protect the Internet Edge, and our VPN (Virtual Private Network).

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

We are using the Cisco ASA NGFW as a next-generation firewall. We are using the 5516-X version. Our primary use case of this is as an X firewall for external connections.

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

I have been using the Cisco ASA NGFW for about four months. Everything works fine right now. We have only been using this device for a very short period of time. * We have about 500 registered users and about 400-600 static users. * For 400 to 600 users with wireless devices, we use Cisco ASA NGFW to control device traffic. We're using the new web filters. * We use Cisco ASA NGFW as the bit application. Thus far, we are using it as a web filter to filter the data against incoming traffic. We are an educational organization, so there is no gambling allowed. We don't want to allow students access to gambling sites or adult sites, etc. We use lots of web filters. That's the primary reason I installed the Cisco firewall. We are also happy with the Cisco ASA NGFW router firewall. It protects your small server infrastructure, but it's not complete. We purchased the Cisco ASA NGFW for the web filter. That's why we moved to the firewall.

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

I am a banker. I'm working in the bank and our equipment is mostly based on Cisco for the moment. We have some incoming projects to deploy from Fortigate to firewalls. Cisco ASA is that something I used when I was preparing for my CCNP exams. I've been using it on the incoming project that we want to do right now. It is easy to deploy Cisco ISP solution in the bank I'm working in, i.e. Cisco Identity Services Engine. We're already used Cisco ISSO. I have three Cisco ASA modules: * Security for perimeters * Security for data centers * Data center recovery I have been using Cisco ASA since I've been at the bank for more than two years now. The model is 5515X. I have two modules of 5515X and the third one is the old 55105. My primary use of Cisco ASA is to take advantage of all the features. I use it to enforce security policy and also to take advantage of the Firepower module. I have a firewall module on my two instances of 5515X. On the Firepower side, I use all features on Firepower modules that are included in the AMP.

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

We use Cisco ASA with Firepower. Currently, we have been implementing the solution for around four years. Our company has been around for a long time, more than ten years. We cover the solutions for Network Direct Turbo ATM at the moment, it's a lot of the security work.

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

We use remote desktop services from our data center. We can clean the client and the remote desktop server and from there we can establish a VPN channel.

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

Primarily, we are just using it as a firewall, mostly to protect our internal SQL network (our primary network). At the moment, we are not using Cisco Firepower for our services. We just use it as a firewall.

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

The primary use case for this solution is on the client side. PCS stands for Perfect Computer Systems. We are an integration company, we specialize in solution integration, bringing together component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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