Using the world-class security and networking services provided by the Cisco® ASA 5500 Series Firewall Edition, businesses can securely deploy mission-critical applications and networks in a highly reliable manner.
Securing the network is critical to the continued health of the connected business. As enterprise security requirements evolve to respond to a rapidly changing threat environment, organizations face the prospect of deploying an ever-increasing number of services and products for location-specific needs. The comprehensive portfolio of services within the Cisco ASA 5500 Series enables customization through its tailored package product editions for the enterprise-firewall, IPS, anti-X, and VPN. These packages enable superior protection by providing the right services for the right location.
Each edition addresses specific enterprise environment needs:
- Firewall Edition-Enables businesses to securely deploy mission-critical applications and networks in a reliable manner, while providing significant investment protection and lower operational costs through its unique, modular design.
- IPS Edition-Protects business-critical servers and infrastructure from worms, hackers, and other threats through the combination of firewall, application security, and intrusion prevention services.
- Anti-X Edition-Protects users at small or remote sites with a comprehensive package of security services. Enterprise-grade firewall and VPN services provide secure connectivity back to the corporate headend. Industry-leading anti-X services from Trend Micro protect the client system from malicious Websites and content-based threats such as viruses, spyware, and phishing.
- VPN Edition-Enables secure, remote user access to internal network systems and services, and supports VPN clustering for larger enterprise deployments. This solution combines Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP Security (IPSec) VPN remote-access technologies with threat mitigation technologies such as Cisco Secure Desktop, and firewall and intrusion prevention services to ensure VPN traffic does not introduce threats to the enterprise.