ASA 5512-x Next Generation Firewall
Cisco® ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services is a suite of modular security services that run on the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls (5512-X, 5515-X, 5525-X, 5545-X, 5555-X, and 5585-X with Security Services Processor SSP-10, SSP-20, SSP-40, and SSP-60).
Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services include Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Web Security Essentials (WSE), and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). They blend a proven stateful inspection firewall with next-generation firewall capabilities and network-based security controls for end-to-end network intelligence and streamlined security operations.
Corporate networks are encountering the highest levels of change in history. Users require anywhere, anytime access to the network from a variety of company-owned and personal mobile devices. In addition, applications have evolved to be highly dynamic and multifaceted, blurring the line between business applications and personal ones that may increase the company's exposure to Internet-based threats. As a result, organizations must take a new approach to that unifies the network's streamlined security operations without abandoning time-tested methods. Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services enable organizations to rapidly adapt to dynamic business needs while maintaining the highest levels of security.
Features and Benefits
Like most other next-generation firewalls, Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewalls deliver application awareness and user identity capabilities for enhanced visibility and control of network traffic. In addition, Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services enable administrators to:
● Control specific behaviors within allowed micro applications
● Restrict web and web application use based on the reputation of the site
● Proactively protect against Internet threats
● Enforce differentiated policies based on the user, device, role, application type, and threat profile
Cisco Prime™ Security Manager manages Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services. It is a comprehensive management solution that delivers increased visibility into the network; provides detailed application, user, behavior, policy, and device control; and employs a flexible architecture that enables significant advances to be introduced in security management. It provides security administrators with end-to-end visibility across the security network, including top-level traffic patterns, detailed logs, and the health and performance of Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewalls. Users can simplify cost and complexity with Cisco Prime Security Manager to unify core Cisco ASA functions (including firewall and NAT) and Cisco Next-Generation Firewall Services for distributed deployments.