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dopo aver interpellato diversi tecnici informatici ho recepito che solo tecnici che avevano fatto corsi di tre anni avrebbero potuto installarlo .. pertanto ho dovuto ripiegare ad altri prodotti che sono evidentemente piu semplici da installare ...
ora ho due firewall nuovi ma installati di cui non so che farmene ...
Upgrading from Cisco ASA 5505. Faster boot time more internal storage and RAM, base license has 5 VLAN for enterprise level home configuration, inside, outside, DMZ, Guest network configuration. I recommend pairing it with a managed Cisco switch for port density and Firepower service. The 1GB interfaces are a nice update for transfer between internal networks.
Not an easy router/vpn appliance to setup. It’s very secure. Comes with 2 any connect vpn client licenses built in that auto download on SSL VPN connection, so no license purchase required if you’re ok with just a couple licenses. Lots of port setup options. Needs license for Firepower security.
I've been a network engineer and architect for over 15 years, with most of the time configuring and installing Cisco gear. I bought this for my home for two goals - VPN in and better firewall protection than what an ASUS router comes in with.
I prefer working on CLI, in the last few years with the push towards GUI, Cisco ASA's have become a lot less intuitive when configured from the CLI. GUI isn't so great either.
I've known Cisco to provide hardware and then charge extra for Licenses to enable features in the Enterprise space. So for home use I expected them to ask more money for Firepower etc. I didn't feel the need for firepower so I didn't bother with that.
I do care about ability to VPN in - which at the time when I purchased it was provided along with VPN client software for Windows and Mac (version 3.1). Now < 2 years later, after a routine OS upgrade on my MacBook, the VPN client stops working. I contact Cisco and jump through a few hoops just to get a ticket opened. And then I am told that I need to buy a contract/upgrade in order to download version 4.x. This to me is a new low for a company I once admired.
I refuse to do that because I've already paid for that functionality when I bought the ASA. I expected a company like Cisco to support the features I paid for until the End of life of the product. I'm not expecting configuration or installation assistance or any new features from them.
Simply a basic VPN client that was promised when I bought the Firewall. But their Supports unwillingness to do that leaves me with no choice but to stop supporting/recommending Cisco going forward.
If you are a home user or a small business owner then give other competitors a fair shake.
Received a 02V which is affected by known bug that can turn it into an expensive paper weight. No reason these affected version should still being sold. Trying to take advantage of people that do not know better.
My review is really about having received a V02 manufactured 07/14/2016. There is a known, serious problem with this specific manufacturing code/date. The vendor should have been aware of these items in their inventory, and should have returned that inventory to Cisco and not sell it.
I must state the vendor did accept a return and gave me a refund after I explained the problem, so they are honest as far as that is concerned.
If I was not technically knowledgeable on Cisco products, I would not have known what I received, and would have had issues once it was out of warranty.
The ASA5506 is a great firewall (I work with the higher end business products), so my review is not on the firewall itself.
Cisco might exchange it for you, but why buy it new here and turn around and go through the replacement process with Cisco?
** Note: I was not allowed to post links to the Cisco field notice and exchange process, so you'll have to find the information yourself.
If you need further information Google: Cisco Field Notice FN - 64228 - ASA 5506, ASA 5506W, ASA 5506H, ASA 5508, and ASA 5516 Might Fail After 18 Months or Longer Due to Clock Signal Component Failure–Replacement Available for Items Under Warranty or Service Contract.
In summary, it is OK to buy from this vendor, just make sure you don't get one that is affected. You should really keep this in mind with any vendor you might decide to buy a firewall series included in this notice.
These are being recalled due to a clock issue. The one I received is a V02, which is affected. Basically after 18 months, if the firewall is rebooted for any reason, it may not come back. If you've ordered this, look around on Cisco's website to try to get a replacement if it's still under warranty.
Sure it lost the functionality of a switch, but there is so much more that you can do with the this model than the ASA5505 that it replaced. It is now more closely related to the other models in the line up. Its faster, has firepower, supports better encryption (AES256GCM) for site to site tunnels and remote access using AnyConnect with IPSEC. All in about the same sized package. I use it for my home firewall and at work for training classes. A lot less bulky than our old choice the ASA5515. Great product.
The review is not about the ASA but rather on Amazon and the reseller.
Ok, I got this product because I wanted to setup a home lab as I support ASAs for some customers. The product is good but getting SmartNet is a hassle, I read various reviews online and I was hesitant but I figure it was for testing purposes I could do without smartnet. When i tried to license it various Smartnet resellers told me the product couldn't be licensed, that it had been registered by another company, etc. Long story short I was able to get smartnet but even then there's an entitlement issue for vpn access. I would NOT get the product from this vendor if I were to use it in production environment, even if I needed another ASA from testing purposed I'd rather go with an authorized Cisco reseller even when if i have to pay a few $$ more, what i saved on price I ended up paying it back (and even more) in time trying to get the whole thing sorted out.
i been using this for a couple years for my home network. it is basically the same thing as an enterprise level ASA firewall. i work on ASA firewalls all the time (although i have my firepower / amp / ips separate in that environment). i ordered the firepower / amp / IPS license that gave me a contract for technical support, which anyone in the industry knows Cisco has the best technical support out there. very knowledgeable and talented engineers. after my firepower / amp / IPS expires, i will buy the latest version and license it. i require high security even at home. i feel more comfortable behind a Cisco firewall . Cisco has the very best firewalls and networking devices in the industry .