Cisco has launched a threat-focused next-generation firewall, the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.
According to the company, this provides the full contextual awareness and dynamic controls needed to automatically assess threats, correlate intelligence and optimise defences to protect all networks. By integrating the proven Cisco ASA 5500 Series firewall with application control, and its next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) and advanced malware protection (AMP) from Sourcefire, Cisco is providing integrated threat defence across the entire attack continuum.
Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services is an adaptive, threat-focused NGFW that delivers multi-layered protection, extending its capabilities far beyond legacy NGFW solutions. It also provides superior visibility and continuous analysis to detect advanced, multi-vector threats and streamlines and automates response for both known and unknown malware.