Updating asa software
Instead of being processed through several engines, packets only need to be examined once, allowing for optimal network performance.
Security is performed on a more granular level with a next-generation firewall.
You are encouraged to confirm with Cisco TAC and evaluate based on your specific situation.
It applies deep packet inspection techniques to scrutinize traffic data.The recommendation also takes consideration of the Cisco Security Advisory, any “high” and “critical” bugs and vulnerabilities shall be patched in the code versions recommended.Please note that the recommendations made here are solely from my experience working with Cisco products and best judgement. The only time you need to do a stepped upgrade is when you’re upgrading from a very old version (pre 9.1) and want the config to be migrated for you. Because of this there usually isn’t a need to do a stepped upgrade.