Cisco

CISCO ASA 5500 Series Security Appliance

Comprehensive Network Security Services

In addition to a robust firewall, businesses of all sizes need a full complement of security services, including intrusion prevention, VPN, content security, unified communications, and remote access. The Cisco ASA Family of security devices was built to meet these needs.

 

A key component of the Cisco SecureX Framework, Cisco ASA protects networks of all sizes with MultiScale performance and a comprehensive suite of highly integrated, market-leading security services. With more than 15 years of proven firewall leadership and over 1 million security appliances deployed throughout the world, Cisco ASA protects corporate networks while providing users with secure access to data - anytime, anywhere, using any device.

 

The Cisco ASA Family scales to meet a wide range of needs while providing highly secure, high-performance connectivity and for maximum productivity.

Convenient Form Factors

Cisco ASA products are available in a wide range of form factors, including:

Feature and Capabilities

  • Comprehensive, highly effective intrusion prevention system (IPS) with Cisco Global Correlation
  • High-performance VPN and remote access
  • Optional antivirus, antispam, antiphishing, URL blocking and filtering, and content control

Whether you have a small business with a single location, or a large enterprise with multiple branch offices, you need a firewall that provides the performance and cost that fits the needs of a small office, yet delivers enterprise-strength security without compromise.

 

The ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances were designed with this in mind. They are available in a wide range of sizes and performance levels to fit your network and budget, while offering the same proven level of security that protects some of the largest networks at some of the most security conscious companies in the world. Read more about the ASA 5500 Series for small offices and branch offices.

Cisco ASA Model

ASA 5505

ASA 5510

ASA 5512-X

ASA 5515-X

 

Firewall Throughput (Max)1

150 Mbps

300 Mbps

1 Gbps

1.2 Gbps

Firewall Throughput (Multi-Protocol)

-

-

500 Mbps

600 Mbps

Concurrent Threat Mitigation Throughput (Firewall + IPS Services)

75 Mbps with AIP SSC-5

150 Mbps with AIP SSM-10; 300 Mbps with AIP SSM-20

250 Mbps

400 Mbps

Maximum Firewall Connections

10,000 /25,000

50,000 /130,000

100,000

250,000

Maximum Firewall Connections/Second

4,000

9,000

10,000

15,000

Packets per second (64 byte)

85,000

190,000

450,000

500,000

Maximum 3DES/AES VPN Throughput2

100 Mbps

170 Mbps

200 Mbps

250 Mbps

Maximum Site-to-Site and IPsec IKEv1 Client VPN User Sessions

10/25

250

250

250

Maximum AnyConnect or Clientless VPN User Sessions

25

250

250

250

Bundled SSL VPN User Sessions

2

2

2

2

VLANs

3 (trunking disabled) /20 (trunking enabled)

50 / 100

50

100

High-Availability Support3

Not supported

A/A and A/S

Not supported

A/A and A/S

1 Maximum throughput measured under ideal test conditions
2VPN throughput and sessions count depend on the ASA device configuration and VPN traffic patterns. These elements should be taken in to consideration as part of your capacity planning
3 A/A = Active/Active; A/S = Active/Standby

 

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