Summary: Buyer beware. This is an old piece of equipment that Cisco no longer sells and will not support in 2016. I had to spend two to three hours of a techs time to reprogram the unit to make it useable. In the long run, more expensive than the list price would suggest. Please make sure you know what you are ordering. Outdated software and does not support Windows 8 unless you reconfigure. Still not positive that it will work yet as we are still working on it.
Summary: Works perfectly. This thing is built to last, it doesn't even have a off-switch! Solid performance. However, a few annoying things: ASDM (GUI manager if you don't want to configure it via CLI) is a bit tricky to get working on newer Macs (running e.g Yosemite), as you have to downgrade to a compatible Java version. This device is old, but it works flawlessly. Recommend!
This firewall is awesome, you can do all kinds of settings that ...
Liliam del Carmen Macias, Amazon
19 March 2015
Summary: This firewall is awesome, you can do all kinds of settings that ensure security on the local network, such as DNS, ICMP inspection and HTTPS, configure Nat in different versions without any problem, configure VPN's access and site to site, very happy with it.
Summary: I actually have two ASA5505s that are identical. I have a 5540 at the primary site and a 5510 at the disaster recovery site. The 5540 and 5510 do not exhibit any of these issues. So I would advise staying away from the 5505.
Pros: I've always liked Cisco, and this device does work for the most part for my intended purpose of linking a remote site via VPN to our primary corporate site.
Cons: The device comes with VERY outdated software. For a purchase made in November 2014, mine came with ASA version 8.2(5) which was released May 23, 2011. The included CD has 8.3(1) which was released March 8th, 2010 (yes, earlier, go figure. All that info is here on Cisco.com: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/security/asa-5500-series-next-generation-firewalls/products-release-notes-list.html). In my opinion, it should have come with 9.3(1) which was released in July ...
Summary: Cisco software for setting up VPN a nightmare, even for our IT tech. We bought a different non-Cisco product and the VPN was up in no time.
Pros: Our first one, worked well. This one was backup, which we ended up needing one day. That is when things went badly.
Cons: Registered with Cisco. Would not connect to internet but internal networking possible. Contacted Cisco for support. They refused to help because, according to Cisco, Newegg is supposed to sell a support package with this item and Newegg did not send us a support package. Not sure we can return this defective product.