Cisco Adaptive Security Application software is the core operating system for the Cisco ASA Family. ASA provides enterprise-class firewall capabilities in a variety of form factors, standalone appliances, blades and virtual appliances. This enterprise-class security software protects corporate networks and data centers of all sizes. It can also integrate with other critical security technologies to deliver comprehensive solutions that deliver the ever-evolving security needs.
ASA features IPS, VPN, and Unified Communication capabilities. This helps increase capacity and improve performance by utilizing high-performance, multi-site, multi-node clustering. By delivering high availability for high resiliency applications it allows ASA to collaborate between physical and virtual devices. Cisco ASA provides context awareness with Cisco TrustSec security group tags and identity-based firewall technology.
Cisco ASA’s unique software meets the needs of both the network and the data center. ASA will support next-generation encryption standards, including the Suite B set of cryptographic algorithms. Integrated with Cisco Cloud Web Security solution provides world-class, web based threat protection.