Cisco introduced the first ASA firewall in 2005. The device inherited most of the features from its predecessor, Cisco PIX. It was a long and successful story, integrating over the years several additional features on the same platform. Beside the firewall and address translation, ASA also integrates the great Remote Access solution with Anyconnect (or portal access with WebVPN). However, Cisco always had a competition.

by Samo Jerman, CCIE #20241

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