How To Strengthen Your Security Defences With Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls header image

Cisco’s next-generation firewall (NGFW) offers the industry’s first adaptive, threat-focused firewall solution, Cisco® ASA with FirePOWER™ Services. It offers exceptional sustained performance when advanced threat functions are enabled. It delivers superior, multilayered protection improves visibility, and reduces security costs. Achieve integrated threat defense across the entire attack continuum with the proven Cisco ASA firewall combined with the industry’s most effective next-generation IPS and advanced malware protection.

As the security landscape remains ever-evolving, the opportunities for cybercriminals to attack continues to grow. These threats leave cybersecurity to remain top of mind for organisations of all sizes and around the world. With an ever-changing playing field, it can be difficult to stay ahead of these threats, but luckily Cisco are three steps ahead!

Most NGFWs provide access control over users and applications to reduce the risk of threats, but are unable to eliminate these threats completely. Hackers can find a way around these methods through exploiting open web connections and applications that have been approved. For a superior protection, a NGFW needs to provide a deep visibility into and across the network, apply intelligent automation to identify threats, adapt protections to a dynamic network environment, and quickly scope and recover from attacks to minimise damage.

Cisco delivers this next-level security with the industry’s first, and only, threat-centric, next-generation firewall – ASA with FirePOWER Services.

Introducing Cisco ASA 5500 Series Next-Generation Firewalls!

The 5500 Series is made up of six threat-focused NGFWs that deliver superior threat defense. These NGFWs deliver MultiScale performance with unprecedented service flexibility, including modular scalability, extensibility, and lower deployment and operational costs.

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Key Features:

  • Exceptional next-generation firewall services that provide the visibility and control your enterprise needs to safely take advantage of new applications and devices
  • Application Visibility and Control (AVC) to control specific behaviors within allowed micro-applications
  • Web Security Essentials (WSE) to restrict web and web application usage based on the reputation of the site
  • Broad and deep network security through an array of integrated cloud- and software-based next-generation firewall services backed by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO)
  • Highly effective intrusion prevention system (IPS) with Cisco Global Correlation
  • High-performance VPN and always-on remote access
  • The ability to enable additional security services quickly and easily in response to changing needs

Superior Multilayered Protection

Cisco’s ASA firewalls are the only NGFW to include a tightly integrated NGIPS and Advanced Malware Protection to create a more secure performance. These added layers of protection are the reason it has secure the highest security effectiveness scores from third-party tests managing to block 99.2% of threats.

Simplified & Cost-Effective

Keep control across your network with insight into users, apps, devices, threats, files, and vulnerabilities. With FirePOWER Management Centre you can also extend protection from the data centre to mobile devices.

Unified Security & Automations

With an intregrated approach to threat defence, you can reduce operating costs and administrative complexity through consolidating multiple security services into a single platform. You can also increase agaility and speed by automating security tasks.

Wide Choice of Sizes & Forms

Whether you need a standalone option for your SMB, ruggedized appliances, midsize appliances, or high-performance appliances for data centers, Cisco will have a platform for you!

Explore our ASA 5500 Range


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