Sonicwall vs Cisco ASA, comparing capabilities
Posted on 2013-06-10
I have a client that has been using Sonicwall for years now. They love the integration of things such as virus and spam download filtering, as well as the protocol and content filtering that is all built into that device.
If I want to replace their current Sonicwall with a Cisco 5505 of EQUAL capability, I have a few questions.
1) Does the Cisco ASA SSM and ASA SSC have ALL of the same features that the Sonicwall does? (including the ability to protect against downloading files with a virus through the web or ftp)
2) Is the Cisco ASA AIP SSC-5 module with part number ASA5505-50-AIP5-K9 the one that I need to order?
3) What do I need to do to make sure that the Cisco SSM is able to get updates and stay license current? (subscription service?)