Summary: It was tricky to get this to work with our network that was built on a shoestring, but after a couple support calls to Cisco and bringing in a specialist, it works just fine. It seems that Cisco doesn't offer the support for this type of product until you start spending lots and lots of money.
Summary: This firewall router is great! Very user friendly to setup. You don't need to be Cisco cert'd (CCNA) to figure it out, the GUI interface offers the ease of setup. But it would not be for the faint of beginners you still need to have a bit of technical knowledge.
Summary: 80% of the time this router works fine. It's the other 20% of the time that drives me nuts The wireless isn't as powerful as I had hoped it would be, and the admin interface is a bit tedious/sluggish to use. Still, the VPN/SSL features work nicely with other Cisco devices or Linux firewalls.
Summary: I totally agree with other customers regarding the unresponsiveness of this machine. I bought this to replace my NETGEAR ProSafe VPN Firewall FVS336G and to utilize the protectolink features. However, from the get go I noticed the router is very slow.
Verisign VIP One-Time-Password Support on the Cisco SA-500 Series Appliances
D. Calloway, Amazon
22 October 2011
Summary: We purchased a pair of these security appliances to control VPN access to our main company HQ and a remote office. One of the big attractions of using this device over the IOS-based firewall included in our standard Cisco router is that the security appliance supports Verisign's VIP (Verisign...
Summary: Had these in two offices (West Coast/NYC) for a little over a week. The firmware is highly unstable, even after being upgraded to the latest version from Cisco. These were installed by a highly-rated Cisco partner firm for our offices, and after trying to get the most basic features to stick we've...
Summary: Save yourself the trouble and skip the Cisco SA520W as a potential IT product. In my opinion, this device is highly unstable, and after 6 months of using this product, it is still not working optimal.