Cisco Launches New Package With Firepower Services ASA

In the report the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, there has been increased malvertising attack by up to 250 percent. The report also noted that 100 percent of network traffic are analyzed to malware infected sites.

Cisco Launches New Package With Firepower Services ASAA new study from PwC also revealed that middle-class organizations have increased cyber security attacks to 64 percent in 2014. That is, the percentage is almost equal to the potential security attacks against large organizations.

The cause is simple, relying on a security platform that is relatively older and outdated. Gap is utilized by security attacks that are new to enter easily.

As a form of awareness of it, today Cisco has launched the Cisco ASA Services firepower with the latest models. This product is a next-generation firewall (NGFW) and the first addition to the portfolio of AMP Threat Grid for Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).

Many organizations, companies, even governments in Indonesia have realized the importance of cyber security. However, just by adding a firewall or strengthen on the back-end infrastructure is not enough.

Cisco ASA with firepower Services present a threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW) first by combining the capabilities of stateful firewall, Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Capabilities (NGIPS) in one devices.

The main function of Cisco’s newest products is to offer malware protection for medium-scale enterprise, but with the same level of security as that used by large-scale organizations.

To date, the Cisco ASA with firepower Services available in four variants. Among others are:

  1. 5506-X: Desktop threat centric NGFW for home, small office, and also SMEs
  2. 5506W-X: Desktop threat centric NGFW with a wireless access point
  3. 5506H-X: Ruggedized threat centric NGFW for industrial environments
  4. 5508-X and 5526-X – 1RU NGFW centric threat for branch office and medium-sized businesses

As for the price, Cisco offers ranging from US $ 995. This price includes the device and the Cisco ASA management system with firepower Services.