Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv) - BYOL

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Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance 9.10.1 (ASAv) - BYOL

Product Overview

Meet the latest step in the evolution of Cisco® Adaptive Security Appliances: the Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv).

This appliance brings the power of ASA to the virtual domain and cloud environments. It runs the same software as the physical appliance to deliver proven security functionality.

You can use it to protect virtual workloads within your data center. Later, you can expand, contract, or shift the location of these workloads over time and span physical, virtual, and Public Cloud infrastructures.

Highlights

  • Uniform Security across Deployment Domains: You gain uniform security across physical and virtual deployment domains with multiple hypervisors. Increasingly, customers are deploying some parts of an application on physical infrastructure and other parts on virtual infrastructure. Even on a virtual infrastructure, customers use multiple hypervisors to deploy their applications. ASAv, along with ASA, normalizes the deployment options. One security policy can be deployed for both physical and virtual appliances.
  • Ease of Management: The Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance offers the Representational State Transfer (REST) API, an HTTP-based interface. With it, you can change your security policies and monitoring status and otherwise manage the device. An ASA can be introduced into Software-Defined Networking (SDN) environments and easily used with custom policy-orchestration systems.
  • Ease of Provisioning: You can provision the virtual appliance within a matter of minutes with a predetermined configuration. You can quickly deploy security services to match the speed of application deployment. With Smart Software Licensing, the virtual appliance can automatically obtain the entitlements while giving you a single, holistic view of the resources being consumed within your enterprise.

Editor Details

Cisco is transforming how people, think and processes connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco is a technology leader in the IT industry creating products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/virtual-adaptive-security-appliance-firewall/index.html

Maintainer Details

A1 Digital advises companies in matters of digital transformation and guides them through the digitisation of their business areas. The focus is on industry-specific applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud-based products and solutions for the modern workplace.

With scalable services, A1 Digital is also an ideal partner for digital projects in medium-sized companies. As part of the Telekom Austria Group and therefore also América Móvil, the company can rely on the mature infrastructure of one of the world’s largest mobile network operators.

Find out more at www.a1.digital

Version Details

ASAv 9.10.1

Pricing

The total end customer pricing is the sum of the pure IaaS price according to the Exoscale price information and the license cost for the Cisco image. For the BYOL model the customer has to manage the license and the related costs.

Throughput CPU Cores RAM Storage Recommended Instance Type Price (EUR)
ASAv10 up to 1 Gbps 1 2 GB 8GB Small 0 (BYOL)
ASAv30 up to 2 Gbps 4 8 GB 16GB Large 0 (BYOL)

Usage & Technical Prerequisites

Bring your own license (BYOL): In this scenario Exoscale provides the pure IaaS according to the Exoscale end user service agreements (EUSA).

In addition, an image of the virtual firewall can be provisioned via the Exoscale add-ons portfolio.

Please note, that in this license case Exoscale cannot guarantee the vendor support for the firewall image. It is the responsibility of the customer to purchase a license and a software subscription.

The virtual appliance is available in multiple models to provide a suitable fit for customer needs:

  • Cisco ASAv10: consumes 2 GB of memory and delivers up to 1 Gbps of throughput
  • Cisco ASAv30: consumes 8 GB of memory and delivers up to 2 Gbps of throughput

Technical Documentation

For the initial configuration (vendor web GUI/Exoscale console interface) the default credentials username: admin and no password can be used.

It is the responsibility of the customer to change this as soon as possible. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the customer to protect the admin interfaces port 22 (ssh) and port 443 (http) via security groups, so that only intended people can access them.

For technical limitations, please see the official vendor documentation.

Service Documentation:
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/asa910/asav/quick-start-book/asav-910-qsg.html

Service and Support

With the BYOL model the customer is fully responsible for service and support.

  • For issues related to the software (eg.: configuration, functionality, etc.) itself, the customer needs to contact the editor:
    Cisco support desk
  • For issues related to the BYOL template (eg.: build issues, version issues, interaction with the udnerlying infrastructure, etc.), the customer needs to contact the maintainer:
    A1 Digital security support desk
  • For issues related to the infrastructure (eg.: account management, virtual machine issues, etc.) the customer needs to contact Exsocale:
    Exoscale support desk

Terms of Service

By subscribing to this product, you agree to terms and conditions according to the Cisco end user license agreement (EULA).