I'm debating to buy a Cisco 861W. I work on Cisco ASA 5505 units often. I'm just as fimiliar with IOS as I am the ASA OS and SDM vs ASDM. I saw someone on EE saw the ASA had more features than the 861W but I can't say that entirely true. Some of the points mentioned VPNs specifically but other than it not supporting SSL VPNs it doesn't all the same stuff the ASA does as far as I can see.
I wanted to see if anyone had any tips or advice for buying or not buying the 861W vs the ASA 5505. We don't use the Adaptive part of the ASAs so it would see the 861W is a better deal with all the same features, plus wireless, and because its IOS there aren't restrictions on the number of users. Now its suggested in the spec sheet its good for 5-10 users but I could see using this as a firewall/gateway device for a network up to 75 users. The number of VLANs supports on the unit is reported at 2, but being that it's Cisco IOS that sort of confused me.
The other thing that I had a question about was if like the ASA has a security plus bundle is there such a thing for IOS? It would seem that there isn't at least not for this model. The security plus bundle for ASA does things like unlimited VLANs and WAN fail over. Although the 861W can't do WAN fail over mainly because it only has 1 WAN interface I can't see what could be unlocked. I've got a few other thoughts but I'll wait to see if I get any replies on this points first.