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Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services

Stop more threats with the threat-focused 5500-X NGFW

Beat sophisticated cyber attacks with a superior security appliance. We offer the industry’s first threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW), the ASA 5500-X Series.

2021 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

Cisco Secure Firewall earns an exclusive award for excellence in the global network firewall market.

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ASA 5516-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 900 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5508-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 500 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 300 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • Desktop

Cisco named a leader

Forrester has named Cisco a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020.

Refreshing or migrating your firewalls?

If you are already a Cisco Secure Firewall ASA customer, you can upgrade to another ASA solution--or take advantage of advanced threat defense options including IPS, malware defense, application visibility, and more, with Cisco Secure Firewall Threat Defense solutions.
If you are migrating your ASA or a firewall from another vendor, explore the Cisco Firepower Migration Tool

Features and benefits

Superior multilayered protection

Stay more secure. This NGFW has earned the highest security effectiveness scores in third-party testing for both NGIPS and AMP, blocking 99.4% and 99.2% of threats, respectively.

Simplified management and lower costs

Get visibility into and control over activity across your network. Gain insight into users, apps, devices, threats, files, and vulnerabilities. Extend protection from the data center to mobile devices. It’s all possible with our Firepower Management Center. 

Unified security services and task automation

Our integrated approach to threat defense reduces capital and operating costs as well as administrative complexity by consolidating multiple security services in a single platform. Automate security tasks to increase agility and speed remediation.

Wide range of sizes and form factors

We have the platform for you: standalone options for small and midsize businesses, ruggedized appliances for extreme environments, midsize appliances for security at the Internet edge, and high-performance appliances for enterprise data centers.


Secure Firewall Management Center

Provides unified management of firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and malware defense. 

Defense Orchestrator

Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.

Security Analytics and Logging

Scalable log management with advanced analytics means faster time to detection.

Related security solutions and products

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Let the experts secure your network with Cisco Services

Cisco offers a wide array of advisory, implementation, managed, technical, and optimization services to help you protect your business.

Customer success stories

A winning IT security recipe

Watch us discover The French Laundry's perfect security recipe using Cisco solutions.

Boosting network security and visibility

The Arc of the Three Rivers nonprofit can now quickly detect and remediate threats with better network visibility while saving time and money.


Resource Type Description
Case study Cyprus University of Technology: Protecting students, staff with Cisco Firepower firewalls
Cyprus University of Technology chose Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls running the Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) platform to get better visibility into malicious behavior on their network and stop threats in their tracks.
Case study Cisco securely connects the Rio 2016 Olympics to the world
Supporting a global event of this size is a monumental task that demands a network like no other.
Case study New Jersey high school offers secure digital learning
Passaic County Technical Institute wanted to provide a modern, efficient, secure network at the core of digital learning.
Case study Simpler network improves security and boosts efficiency for Ansell
Ansell’s secure network stops threats and boosts efficiency.
Case study Kinross Gold increases security effectiveness with NGFW
A leading, global gold producer relies on "Cisco's" NGFW for effective security.
Case study Scheels increases security effectiveness and saves costs
Since its founding, Scheels has grown to a sporting goods chain with 26 locations in 11 states, including the largest all-sports store in the world.
Case study Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU)
Automating operations improves healthcare experience.
Case study The Arc of Three Rivers case study
A nonprofit boosts network security and visibility.
Data sheet Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services data sheet
Meet the industry’s first adaptive, threat-focused NGFW.
Data sheet Cisco ASA 5585-X Stateful Firewall data sheet
This compact yet high-density firewall delivers tremendous scalability, performance, and security.
Interactive e-book Cisco Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW)
Explore the three key ingredients in the Cisco NGFW and earn how to prevent breaches, get deep visibility to detect and stop threats fast, and automate your network and security operations to save time and work smarter.
Notices End-of-life and end-of-sale notices
See which models are no longer for sale and when their support ends. 
Overview What Is a Firewall?
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic.
Presentation Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
Security leader David Goeckeler discusses need for threat-focused solutions in changing IT landscapes.
Support Your next-generation firewall setup page
These resources will assist you in setting up your next-generation firewall, starting with onboarding.
Third-party report Cisco Secure Firewall named global market leader by Frost & Sullivan
Cisco Secure Firewall earns an exclusive award for excellence in the global network firewall market.
Third-party report Cisco named a leader
Forrester has named Cisco a leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020.
Third-party report Ovum Market Radar: Next-Generation Firewall Platforms
Cisco Firewall receives high marks in Ovum Firewall Market Radar report.
White paper Beyond Application, Visibility and Control: What a NGFW Must Be
Learn how to detect, contain, and mitigate threats faster with this white paper.
White paper Cisco Talos delivers industry leading threat intelligence
The digital world is expanding at an unprecedented rate, and attack opportunities are expanding just as quickly.
White paper ESG Solution Showcase Report: Cisco Dynamic NGFW Platform
Download the report to learn how to reduce risk, improve protection, accelerate incident response, and simplify security operations.
White paper Next-Generation Firewalls: An Investment Checklist
Find out the seven must-haves for your NGFW investment today.
White paper Next-Generation Network Security - Buying Criteria
Find out how the right next-generation network security technologies can help you gain better protection against the latest threats.
White paper Requirements for midsized next-generation firewalls
It's important to recognize 3 critical success factors in your NGFW solution.

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