The Cisco ASA Series provides intelligent threat defense that stops attacks before they penetrate the network perimeter, controls network and application activity, and delivers secure remote access and site-to-site connectivity. The result is a powerful multifunction network security appliance family that provides security breadth, precision, and depth for protecting business networks of all sizes, while reducing the overall deployment and operations costs associated with implementing comprehensive multilayer security. The Cisco ASA Series helps businesses increase effectiveness and efficiency in protecting their networks and applications, while delivering exceptional investment protection through the following elements:. These technologies deliver strong network- and application-layer security, user-based access control, worm mitigation, malware protection, improved employee productivity, instant messaging and peer-to-peer control, and secure remote user and site connectivity.
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Midsize businesses protecting the Internet edge require the same level of protection as large enterprise networks. You require enterprise-strength security, but purchasing a firewall that was built to handle the performance needs and budget of a large enterprise would be unnecessary and a waste of company resources.
You need a firewall that provides the performance you need at a price you can afford, along with the visibility and control you need to take advantage of new applications and devices without compromising security. Cisco ASA and ASA X Series Next-Generation Firewalls 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.
The Cisco ASA X, X, and X are next-generation firewalls that combine the most widely deployed stateful inspection firewall in the industry with a comprehensive suite of next-generation network security services - for comprehensive security without compromise.
They help meet evolving security needs by delivering multiple next-generation security services, multigigabit performance, flexible interface options, and redundant power supplies, all in a compact 1-RU form factor. These models are designed to meet evolving security needs by providing, among other things, innovative next-generation firewall services that make it possible to take advantage of new applications and devices without compromising security.
Unlike other next-generation firewalls, the Cisco ASA X Series keeps pace with rapidly evolving needs by offering end-to-end network intelligence gained from combining the visibility from local traffic with in-depth global network intelligence through:. With up to 4 Gbps of firewall throughput, 1,, concurrent firewall connections, 50, connections per second, and 6 integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the ASA X, X, and X are excellent choices for businesses requiring high performance, cost effectiveness, exceptional application visibility and control, and an extensible security solution that can grow with their changing needs.
The Cisco ASA , , and scale with businesses as their network security requirements grow, delivering solid investment protection. VPN capacity and resiliency can be increased by taking advantage of integrated VPN clustering and load-balancing capabilities. Using these optional security context capabilities, businesses can deploy up to virtual firewalls within a physical appliance to enable compartmentalized control of security policies on a departmental level.
This virtualization strengthens security and reduces overall management and support costs while consolidating multiple security devices into a single appliance. Table 1. Cisco ASA Cisco ASA X. Stateful Inspection Throughput Maximum . Up to Mbps. Up to 1. Stateful Inspection Throughput Multiprotocol . IPS Throughput . Next-Generation Throughput  Multiprotocol. Cisco Cloud Web Security Users. Concurrent Connections. High Availability. Expansion Slot. Number of User-Accessible Flash Slots.
USB 2. Dedicated Management Port. Yes 1 GE. Serial Ports. Solid State Drive. Minimum System Flash. System Bus. Multibus architecture. Environmental Operating Ranges. Relative Humidity. Designed and tested for 0 to ft m ; agency approved for m. Designed and tested for 0 to 10, ft m. Acoustic Noise. Designed and tested for 0 to 15, ft m. Input per Power Supply.
AC Range Line Voltage. AC Normal Line Voltage. AC Current. AC Frequency. Dual Power Supplies. DC Domestic Line Voltage. DC International Line Voltage. DC Current. Steady State. Maximum Peak. Maximum Heat Dissipation. Physical Specifications. Form Factor. Weight with Power Supply. Regulatory and Standards Compliance. Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC.
Industry Certifications. In process. FIPS Level 2. The Cisco ASA Series brings a new level of integrated security performance to networks with its highly effective IPS services and multiprocessor hardware architecture.
This architecture allows businesses to adapt and extend the high-performance security services profile of the Cisco ASA Series. Customers can add additional high-performance services using security services modules with dedicated security co-processors, and can custom-tailor flow-specific policies using a highly flexible policy framework.
Further, the Cisco ASA Series architecture allows Cisco to introduce new services to address new threats, giving businesses outstanding investment protection.
They combine inline prevention services with innovative technologies, resulting in total confidence in the provided protection of the deployed IPS solution, without the fear of legitimate traffic being dropped.
Accurate inline prevention technologies provide unparalleled confidence to take preventive action on a broader range of threats without the risk of dropping legitimate traffic.
These unique technologies offer intelligent, automated, contextual analysis of data and help ensure that businesses are getting the most out of their intrusion prevention solutions.
Table 2. Technical Specifications. Power Consumption. The Cisco ASA Series CSC SSM delivers industry-leading threat protection and content control at the Internet edge, providing comprehensive antivirus, antispyware, file blocking, antispam, antiphishing, URL blocking and filtering, and content filtering services in an easy-to-manage solution.
The module provides additional flexibility and choice over the functioning and deployment of Cisco ASA Series firewalls. Table 3. Supported Platforms. Standard and Optional Features.
Standard User License. Standard Feature Set. Antivirus, antispyware, file blocking. Optional User Upgrades Total Users. Optional Feature Upgrades. Plus license: Adds antispam, antiphishing, URL blocking and filtering, and content control.
System Flash. Dimensions H x W x D. Businesses can choose between copper or fiber ports, providing flexibility for data center, campus, or enterprise edge connectivity. Table 4. Integrated LAN Ports. Integrated SFP Ports. The cards provide the following benefits:. Table 5. Integrated Ports. To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page.
Table 6. Ordering Information. Product Name. Part Number. Security Services Modules. Interface Cards. Cisco ASA Software one-time upgrade for nonsupport customers.
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