Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services

by kartook on January 28, 2015

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Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services

Protect against advanced threats while reducing complexity and cost. The industry’s first adaptive, threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW), Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, delivers integrated threat defense across the entire attack continuum. It combines proven ASA firewall with Sourcefire threat and advanced malware protection in a single device.

Features and Capabilities
Superior Multilayered Threat Protection

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services brings distinctive, threat-focused, next-generation security services to the ASA 5500-X Series and ASA 5585-X firewall products. It provides comprehensive protection from known and advanced threats, including protection against targeted and persistent malware attacks.

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services provides several advanced capabilities, listed below.

 

 

Industry-Leading Network Visibility
Feature highlights include:

  • World’s most deployed ASA stateful firewall with advanced clustering
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution extends corporate network access beyond corporate laptops to personal mobile devices, regardless of physical location
  • Granular Application Visibility and Control to support over 3000 application-layer and risk-based controls
  • Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation IPS, which provide threat prevention and contextual awareness
  • Filters on hundreds of millions of URLs in over 80 categories .
  • Discovery and protection against advanced malware and threats

You can centrally manage Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services with the Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center. Gain comprehensive visibility into users, mobile devices, client-side apps, virtual machine (VM)-to-VM communications, vulnerabilities, threats, and URLs. Also, gain control over activity within the network and across next-generation firewall (NGFW) deployments.

Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center provides holistic, actionable indications of compromise (IoCs) that correlate detailed network and endpoint event information. It gives you further visibility into malware infections. And it also provides content awareness with malware file trajectory, which aids infection scoping and root-cause determination to speed time to remediation.

Reduced Costs and Complexity
Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services’ integrated approach to threat defense reduces capital and operating costs as well as administrative complexity. It smoothly integrates with your existing IT environment, work stream, and network fabric. It is highly scalable, performs at up to multigigabit speeds, and provides consistent and robust security across branch, Internet edge, and data center physical and virtual environments.

With Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center, your administrators can streamline operations to correlate threats. They can also assess their impact, automatically tune security policy, easily attribute user identities to security events, and help to speed remediation against changing threat conditions.

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