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.

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Cisco Firewall named a Leader by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Cisco the 2018 Market Leadership Award in the Global Network Firewall Market.

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.

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You have a Cisco ASA stateful firewall and want to migrate to a new Cisco Firepower "Next Generation" Firewall. Pick the right NGFW for you and migrate your configurations with our easy-to-use tool.


AMP for Networks

Discover, track, contain, and block network-based advanced malware, attacks, and threats.

Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems

Get the visibility, automation, flexibility, and scalability you need to defeat the latest threats.

Firepower Management Center

Delivers unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.

Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Manage security policies simply and consistently from the cloud.

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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

This nonprofit can now quickly detect and remediate threats with better network visibility while saving time and money.

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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 Next-Generation Firewall Resource Center
Access everything you need to know to get started with your Next-Generation Firewalls.
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 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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Learning Center

What is Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at interrupting normal business processes.

What is Network Security?

Learn how Network Security works and how you get benefit from the latest technologies available to detect threats, prevent breaches and protect your network

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 based on a set of security rules.