Cisco ASA Next-Gen Firewall Vs Cato Networks

February 18, 2016

$19B opportunity over the next 10 years”. Cisco’s secret weapon is their new “ASA  with FirePOWER” Services. The top of the line firewall in this product line is the “ASA 5585-X with FirePOWER SSP-60” that comes in 2U and is action packed with 20Gbps-Firewall and 10Gbps-IPS capabilities. All this sounds nice and dandy but what’s wrong with the picture? First, the word ASA brings back memories of the Cisco Pix, an ancient security appliance that was “it” back in the days. Second, how is a security appliance, a metal box if you will, which can only be at one place at a time and not scale very well going to compete against an innovation driven startup like Cato Networks who operates in the cloud. Read more > Read more about Cato’s next generation firewall >]]>