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Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

I am IT infrastructure support for a small but growing company in CA. We presently have Cisco switches and a Zyxel firewall. We are looking to change to a Cisco firewall. I've used a Cisco ASA 5505 when I was working for another company about 6 years ago but I understand Cisco no longer supports this firewall.
What kind of a firewall would you recommend? It must support VPN clients (25 users) and do I need the service contract?

 

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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

New NGFW not as expected cost of ASA 55XX, since you looking more features.

 

you need to make a requirement, if FTD cost high, I still consider 55XX -X models ( i know cisco soon going to anouce end of life) atleast you can use them for next 2years (perssonally my suggestion).

 

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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

you would be looking at a NGFW, cisco's smallest is the firepower 4110 with 20gbps thru put.

 

 

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Beginner

Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

Thank you Dennis.
Any idea on cost?
Do the VPN clients cost extra?
Would I need a Cisco service contract for upgrades?
Beginner

Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

Remember we're a small business we can't pay tens of thousands of dollars. Maybe Cisco is too much for us?
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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

New NGFW not as expected cost of ASA 55XX, since you looking more features.

 

you need to make a requirement, if FTD cost high, I still consider 55XX -X models ( i know cisco soon going to anouce end of life) atleast you can use them for next 2years (perssonally my suggestion).

 

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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

Why not Meraki MX series firewalls? 

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/lib/pdf/meraki_datasheet_mx.pdf

 

It works a little differently compared to the ASA, but should be able to satisfy your Firewall and VPN requirements.

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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

@Rahul Govindan  yes agreed, Meraki also considered here as use case.

 

 

 

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Re: Small Business needs a Cisco ASA

you can also look start lower model 21XX 

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/firepower-ngfw/data_sheet-c78-736661.html

 

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