cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Announcements

1204
Views
20
Helpful
7
Replies
Highlighted
Beginner

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?

 

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted

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).

 



BB


*** Rate All Helpful Responses ***

View solution in original post

7 REPLIES 7
Highlighted
Advisor

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

 

 

Please remember to rate useful posts, by clicking on the stars below.

Highlighted

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

Remember we're a small business we can't pay tens of thousands of dollars. Maybe Cisco is too much for us?
Highlighted

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).

 



BB


*** Rate All Helpful Responses ***

View solution in original post

Highlighted

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.

Highlighted

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

 

 

 



BB


*** Rate All Helpful Responses ***

Highlighted
VIP Expert

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

 



BB


*** Rate All Helpful Responses ***

Content for Community-Ad