An evolving global workforce and the proliferation of applications and devices have amplified network complexity, requiring firewall administrators to choose between enabling the anytime, anywhere, any device access required for employee productivity, and the degree of security required to protect the business. Cisco® ASA Next-Generation Firewalls address this issue by enabling access control based on applications, devices, and users.
Cisco Prime Security Manager is the management tool for the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). This application is built on Web 2.0 technologies and supports both single-device and multidevice manager form factors to help manage the following capabilities:
- Application Visibility and Control to help block applications, users and devices
- Web Security Essentials, which includes URL filtering and Web reputation
- Intrusion Prevention on the Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls
- Stateful inspection capabilities to configure layer 3/Layer 4 access control rules