The Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition protects an organization's servers and infrastructure without compromising its ability to use the network as a business tool. With its solid firewall and advanced application security capabilities, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition provides robust and stable policy enforcement. Market-leading intrusion prevention and antiworm capabilities enable the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition to protect assets from sophisticated attacks. Combined with Cisco's management and monitoring application suites, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition provides unparalleled protection of critical assets and infrastructure.
Most trusted and deployed firewall technology
Building on the Cisco PIX Family of security appliances, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series allows valid business traffic to flow, while keeping out unwelcome visitors. And with its application control capabilities, the solution can control the use of peer-to-peer, instant messaging, and other non-corporate applications. Such applications can lead to security leaks and the introduction of threats to the business's network.
Accurate, multi-vector threat protection
The Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition combines inline intrusion prevention services with innovative technologies that improve accuracy. As a result, more threats can be stopped without the risk of dropping legitimate network traffic. Through a series of innovative yet simple techniques, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition allows organizations to adapt the detection and response technologies to individual environments, providing analysis and mitigation that is specific to your business.
Network integration and resiliency
Building on Cisco networking expertise, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition provides tight integration with other network elements, increasing the effectiveness of security technologies.
Building upon the market-proven VPN capabilities of the Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition provides secure site-to-site and remote-user access to corporate networks and services. This solution offers businesses maximum flexibility for secure connectivity by combining support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP Security (IPSec) VPN capabilities into a single, best-in-class solution. Using the services offered by the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition, businesses can enforce identity-based security and networking policies, as well as prevent worms and many other forms of attack, while extending their network securely to employees, contractors, and business partners.
Complete incident life-cycle management
The Cisco management and monitoring suite enables large-scale deployment and operation of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series IPS Edition. Cisco provides a complete solution, covering management, monitoring, and outbreak prevention. Also included with the solution is the Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM), which provides a powerful, yet easy-to-use browser-based management and monitoring interface for individual devices.