Cisco ASA with FirePOWER

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Cisco ASA with FirePOWER

Cisco ASA with Fire POWER


Cisco ASA with FirePOWER

Cisco ASA with FirePOWERThe word FirePOWER is used in conjunction with Cisco ASA security to represent consolidation of security layers for protecting network infrastructure and industrial control systems from cyber-attack. The Cisco ASA with FirePOWER services has been designed to provide defense against threats and malware protection in a single platform. This solution, packaged in a single device, integrates best-in-class security capabilities to build next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS). It is termed next-generation firewall (NGFW). Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center, the managing entity of CISCO ASA with FirePOWER services, manages this solution that reaches users, devices, files and websites across the network for visibility of cyber-attacks and malware infections.

Why do you need Cisco FirePOWER services solution?

 Cyber-attacks are increasingly endangering network infrastructure that power transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and corporate networks. These attacks pose significant risks to humans, environments and day-to-day operation of financial institutions, manufacturing, and power plants.  The Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services represents the next-generation firewalls that can meet the stringent security requirements of such network infrastructure enabling the infrastructure to continue delivering safe and reliable services.

Benefits of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER services solution to enterprises


Cisco ASA with FirePOWER provides a unified security solution so enterprises or organizations don’t need to buy multiple security solutions from multiple vendors (for example, firewalls, or web filters). This unified security solution, based on a rugged single device, is extremely efficient, cost effective and reliable. Enterprises don’t need multiple teams to install and manage multiple solutions. Also this unified solution is capable of delivering rapid responses to threats that may appear anywhere, any time.

Cisco FirePOWER Features

  • Improves network security effectiveness by implementing application-layer and risk-based controls.
  • Encompasses infrastructure, application and content to detect multi-vector threats.
  • Automates defense response.
  • Provides alerting over malicious web traffic by implementing reputation- and category-based URL filtering.
  • Delivers protection over advanced malware protection with effective breach detection.
  • Discovers, understands, and stops emerging threats.

Cisco FirePOWER Application

The Cisco ASA with FirePOWER services is also a ruggedized security solution. It is ideally suited for geographically dispersed control networks (for example: in mining or in a refinery) where engineers and operators have traditionally resisted active discovery and threat mitigation, fearing it might bring down a critical control system. Since this solution provides advanced threat protection along with easy deployment and management capability, these control networks are protected from security vulnerabilities without affecting safe and reliable service delivery.


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