Summary: I did have to call Cisco Tech Support to help me with the split port tunneling (never done it before) and she was very very helpful. We launched a WebEx (if I remember right) and I installed PuTTy on my Windows 7 computer and away she went while explaining everything in great detail.
Pros: I really enjoy this device it has been 100 % solid performer in my environment. My environment in the office is very light use but I bought this for the demand of the split-port-tunneling, site to site VPN, and nearly 150 laptop to VPN connections bouncing from this office to another office housi...
Cons: ASDM aka GUI is weak in my opinion clicking around trying to find something is a good visual tool but I have always used the command line to get the job done.
Summary: I've worked with a lot of servers and network equipment. One thing I always look for is something that just keeps on doing its job reliably. This thing has fallen into that category.
Pros: It just works reliably Smartnet Contracts. Some would consider this a minus but they will assist with any configuration issues you may have and they ship quickly. I have never regretted money on a smartnet contract.
Cons: Not cheap Cisco CLI is not for the faint of heart.
Summary: In the review of this product stating that the firmware is out of date that person gave the product a 3 of 5 because of this fact and then stated that it was a quality product. It is misleading to rate something based on the fact that the firmware may be outdated.
Cons: The product received from Newegg.com was shipped with software version 7.0 (the same version that shipped when this product was first released). Since its release, the appliance software has been update three times (7.1, 7.2 and 8.0). New appliances should ship with version 8.0. The appliance shi...