The Cisco ASA must have new product managers in place. Haven’t seen the Cisco ASA software gets a dedicated place on Cisco’s web site before. Usually I have to go rattling around the product support pages to find out information about the latest release.
For what’s it’s worth, Cisco ASA 9.0 has following major features (my emphasis, not Cisco’s).
- Dynamic routing and site-to-site VPN on a per-context basis, providing much better segmentation between departments or between customers
- The ability to join up to eight Cisco ASA 5585-X or 5580 Series adaptive security appliances in a single cluster, for a linear, predictable increase in performance while providing high availability for always-on data centers
- Integration with Cisco Cloud Web Security (formerly ScanSafe), which allows enterprises to enforce granular web access and web application policy while providing protection from viruses and malware