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Cisco Small Business ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances

Cisco Small Business ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances Data Sheet

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An All-in-One Internet Access and Security Solution to Safeguard Your Small Business

The Cisco ® Small Business ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliance is an all-in-one internet access and security solution that combines highly secure Internet, wireless, site-to-site, and remote access with a breadth of Unified Threat Management (UTM) capabilities. These capabilities include firewall, email, and web security, and application control to provide the peace of mind you need in order to know your small business is protected. Optimized specifically for small and medium businesses, the ISA500 is an affordable and easy-to-use solution that can be set up to start protecting your business in minutes. It takes full advantage of Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO), which provides global threat intelligence to deliver superior threat protection. The combined power of the ISA500's comprehensive UTM security capabilities, easy-to-use design, and superior threat intelligence keeps your organization more secure, and increases both uptime and employee productivity, while minimizing operational costs and the risk of business disruption.
The Cisco ISA500 Series utilizes a cloud-based approach to email and web security that minimizes management tasks and can enable responsive, agile protection against new threats. This in-depth inspection helps increase employee productivity by controlling web access, reducing spam emails, and minimizing phishing attacks, unauthorized intrusions, and other emerging threats. It also uses the 75 TB of threat telemetry from 1.6M devices per day from Cisco SIO to provide superior global threat intelligence and protection from sophisticated attacks. This comprehensive approach to threat protection helps free IT resources up from time-consuming virus eradication and system cleanup activities.
In addition to the many capabilities already outlined, the Cisco ISA500 provides several other features that can help optimize business uptime. It offers WAN redundancy that supports failover, load balancing, and policy based routing (PBR) to keep businesses running when failures occur due to either a failed Internet connection or a failure within an ISP itself. Also, as part of the Cisco Small Business product portfolio, the Cisco ISA500 Series has been tested to ensure it works with other Cisco Small Business products and the uptime of the overall solution is increased.
The ISA500 is also designed for today's dynamic organizations. It can enable mobile employees and business partners to more securely connect to networks over the Internet using IP Security (IPsec) or Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN services. With a Cisco ISA500 Series solution protecting your network, you can focus on serving customers and growing your business, instead of worrying about security issues.

Challenge

Small businesses need a simple, affordable and easy-to-deploy solution that provides Internet access in addition to all the security they need to ensure that this internet access is used safely and doesn't disrupt business productivity. They need a simple, straight forward way of providing the internet access they need and want to provide, but they don't want a solution that's so simplistic that they're left vulnerable. As they open up their networks and applications to become more collaborative, mobile, and engaged they need to make sure this doesn't make them an open target for security threats like unauthorized access, viruses, internet threats and spyware. Here are some more detailed explanation of these challenges and the impact they can have:

• Multi-box solutions for Internet access and comprehensive security can be cumbersome and drive up expenses

• Unauthorized access can lead to loss of company data, unplanned downtime, unstable networks, and related liability concerns

• Viruses can infect office networks, resulting in outages and lost revenue

• Internet threats can hamper your ability to meet regulatory and compliance requirements

• Email threats such as spam and phishing can make critical information available unintentionally and contribute to a loss of employee productivity

• Spyware provides a view into your network and data that can lead to identity theft and business data loss

• Cloud technology and applications require robust security and encryption to avoid exposing sensitive business information to risks

• Businesses are increasingly opening their networks to customers, partners, and public users through wireless and guest access, creating the potential for new security risks

• Browsing of non-work-related and harmful websites and social media leads to lost productivity, exposure to viruses and spyware, and possible legal issues

Solution

The ISA500 Cisco Small Business ISA500 Security Appliance Series provides small businesses with an all-in-one solution for secure Internet access with comprehensive UTM security backed by Cisco's superior SIO that's easy-to-deploy and provides VPN support for mobile and geographically dispersed employees. With its combined zone-based firewall, content security and highly secure access capabilities, the Cisco ISA500 Series stops threats before they enter the network and impact business operations. The Cisco ISA500 Series:

Provides an all-in-one solution for internet access and security

Safeguards your business from Internet threats - The Cisco ISA500 Series provides critical perimeter security services for comprehensive protection.

– Valid business traffic flows; unwelcome visitors locked out - The Cisco ISA500 Series features a zone-based firewall that lets you apply flexible, policy-based control over who can access your network. It also supports a publicly accessible network area, known as a demilitarized zone (DMZ), to safely host file, web, and other Internet-accessible servers without exposing the business's internal LAN network to threats.

– Web blocking and filtering - Reputation-based web and URL filtering can be used to control employee Internet usage by blocking access to dangerous or inappropriate sites. This sophisticated control helps minimize web-based security threats, while improving employee productivity and limiting the risk of legal action by employees exposed to offensive content.

– Antivirus - Advanced gateway antivirus technology uses up-to-date data feeds to shield your internal network resources from the most wide spread and active virus attacks, at the most effective point in your infrastructure, the Internet gateway. Filtering your email and web traffic at the perimeter eliminates the need for costly, time-consuming infection cleanups and helps ensure business continuity.

– Antispyware - Blocking the most wide spread and active spyware at the gateway prevents it from entering your network through Internet traffic (HTTP and FTP) and email, avoiding costly spyware removal procedures and improving employee productivity.

– Spam limiting - Robust reputation-based spam filtering helps restore the effectiveness of email so that communication with customers, vendors, and partners continues uninterrupted.

– Antiphishing - Identity theft protection guards against phishing attacks, thereby preventing employees from inadvertently disclosing company or personal details that could lead to financial loss.

– Proactive prevention of intrusions and blockage of dangerous peer-to-peer communications - The Cisco ISA500 Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) capabilities can identify possible intrusions into the business network and take action to stop the intrusion and prevent further risk. The Cisco ISA500 Series can also block peer-to-peer and instant messaging traffic, and perform protocol inspection to help increase network security, enhance employee productivity, and keep the network available for business traffic.

– Inclusion of Cisco SIO for Unrivalled Threat Protection - The Cisco ISA500 uses the 75 TB of threat telemetry per day from Cisco SIO to provide unparalleled global threat intelligence that is combined with local threat defense. This helps to protect against sophisticated attacks and to provide a comprehensive approach to threat protection.

Protection against internal threats and management of access control - To help protect your business from internal threats, the Cisco ISA500 provides zone-based firewall and security services, including IPS and antivirus capabilities. It helps protect wireless environments through secure wireless LAN (WLAN) support with robust authentication options and guest access management.

WAN Redundancy - The Cisco ISA500 provides WAN redundancy that supports failover, load balancing, and policy based routing (PBR) to keep businesses running when failures occur due to either a failed Internet connection or a failure within an ISP itself

Secure VPN access - The Cisco ISA500 Series makes it easy for remote and mobile employees to establish secure VPN connections with IPsec or SSL encryption. A site-to-site IPsec VPN is ideal to secure communications between offices and provides complete network access. Mobile workers can use Cisco AnyConnect™ or Cisco VPN Client to establish SSL based VPN or IPsec based VPN connections to main offices while they are at customer sites, cafés, or the airport.

Highly secure wireless connectivity - To provide untethered access to employees as they roam around the office, select models of the Cisco ISA500 Series support highly secure mobility with 802.11b, g, and n wireless connectivity with WPA encryption and 802.11x authentication. Rogue access point detection helps you reduce the risk of unauthorized wireless users and maintain control of your network infrastructure.

Easy cloud-based or onbox management with Cisco OnPlus and the ISA500 embedded management utility - The Cisco ISA500 Series can be managed using the embedded Security Appliance Configuration Utility, a powerful yet easy-to-use browser-based management and monitoring interface. In addition to supporting management and monitoring, the Configuration Utility provides security and network usage reports so administrators can quickly and easily review security activities and network operation status. Your partner can also manage the Cisco ISA500 for you through the Cisco OnPlus™ Service. This cloud-based platform provides discovery and monitoring of the entire small business network. It also lets you offload network management tasks to your trusted partner, so you're free to focus on your core business instead of network management. Cisco OnPlus also provides reporting services via its Advanced Security Services capabilities. With Advanced Security Services, partners can generate security, network usage, and system status reports such as intrusion attack events and WAN bandwidth utilization at a scheduled interval and time. These reports can be stored in a PDF file format and shared via email. All combined, the Cisco ISA500 provides a variety of management capabilities and options that support proactive network service and support that can help increase your network availability and give you peace of mind.

Business Benefits

The Cisco ISA500 Series provides security and connectivity that helps you:

Support your business with security, increase uptime - Apply comprehensive security to protect your most important business processes, such as company storefronts, websites, services, and customer communication. Broad security helps keep your critical network resources accessible, resilient against attacks, and with increased uptime.

Increase employee productivity - Improve employee productivity by limiting spam and spyware and controlling inappropriate web browsing. Advanced application control lets you minimize the use of distracting non-business applications.

Improve business resiliency - Prevent disruption of business-critical applications and services due to security breaches by implementing a comprehensive, all-in-one security solution.

Decrease liability risks - Reduce your company's exposure to liability related to compromised data or inadequate corporate controls by applying comprehensive access control and unrivaled threat protection provided by services that take full advantage of Cisco SIO. Advanced risk mitigation and monitoring help you comply more effectively with government and industry regulations, protect customer data, and safeguard human resources and other sensitive business data.

Reduce IT costs - Free up IT support resources and avoid the costly process of cleaning up infections due to spyware, viruses, sophisticated attacks and other malware by preventing them from occurring.

Stay productive with safe remote access - Enable employees and partners to more securely access the network from home, on the road, or at branch offices with flexible, easy-to-use built-in VPN support. With highly secure remote access and robust content protection, your employees can reach the tools and people they need anytime, anywhere, to work more effectively and respond to customers and colleagues faster. Mobile employees can use the Cisco AnyConnect client to enjoy always-on intelligent VPN access with consistent, context-aware security, using a laptop or smartphone.

Improve operational efficiency - Simplify installation and reduce ongoing monitoring and management costs with an intuitive browser-based interface and sophisticated configuration wizards.

Enjoy peace of mind - Get maximum value from your Cisco solution through an affordable, subscription-based service offering. The Cisco Small Business Support Service extends device level support for three years, protecting your investment with software upgrades and updates, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center and support community, and next-business-day hardware replacement.

These benefits make the Cisco ISA500 Series the right choice to address your security needs and enable your network and employees to deliver maximum value to your business.

Product Specifications

Table 1. Cisco Small Business ISA500 Series Security Appliance Models and Specifications

Features

ISA550

ISA550W

ISA570

ISA570W

Firewall

       

Stateful Packet Inspection Throughput 1

200 Mbps

200 Mbps

500 Mbps

500 Mbps

Zone-Based Firewall

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Maximum Connections

15,000

15,000

40,000

40,000

Maximum Rules

100

100

100

100

Sessions Per Second (cps)

2500

2500

3000

3000

Schedules

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Denial-of-Service Attack Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPS Throughput 1

60 Mbps

60 Mbps

90 Mbps

90 Mbps

AV Throughput 1

50 Mbps

50 Mbps

80 Mbps

80 Mbps

UTM Throughput 1

45 Mbps

45 Mbps

75 Mbps

75 Mbps

VPN

       

IPsec VPN Throughput (Data Encryption Standard [DES] / Triple DES [3DES] / Advanced Encryption Standard [AES]) 1

75 Mbps

75 Mbps

130 Mbps

130 Mbps

IPsec VPN Site-to-Site Tunnels

25

25

100

100

IPsec VPN Remote Access Tunnels

10

10

75

75

SSL VPN Tunnels

10

10

50

50

Encryption

DES/3DES/AES (128,192,256 bit)

DES/3DES/AES (128,192,256 bit)

DES/3DES/AES (128,192,256 bit)

DES/3DES/AES (128,192,256 bit)

Authentication

MD5, SHA-1, SHA2 (256,384,512 bit)

MD5, SHA-1, SHA2 (256,384,512 bit)

MD5, SHA-1, SHA2 (256,384,512 bit)

MD5, SHA-1, SHA2 (256,384,512 bit)

IPsec Dead Peer Detection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPsec Network Address Translation (NAT) Traversal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IPsec NetBIOS Broadcast over VPN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

VPN Pass-Through

IPsec/Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)/Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP)

IPsec/PPTP/L2TP

IPsec/PPTP/L2TP

IPsec/PPTP/L2TP

Cisco VPN client Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco VPN Client Mode Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco VPN Network Extension Mode Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco VPN Split Tunneling Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Client Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SSL VPN Split Tunneling Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

SSL VPN Certificates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Teleworker VPN Client (Cisco Hardware VPN Client)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

L2TP Server

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Security Services

       

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Application Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web URL filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Web Threat Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Phishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Virus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Spyware

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spam Filter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Reputation Filter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Networking

       

IP Address Assignment

Static, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), L2TP, and PPTP

Static, DHCP, PPPoE, L2Tp, PPTP

Static, DHCP, PPPoE, L2Tp, PPTP

Static, DHCP, PPPoE, L2Tp, PPTP

DHCP

Server and relay

Server and relay

Server and relay

Server and relay

VLANs

16

16

16

16

Trunking (802.1Q)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network Address Translation (NAT)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port Forwarding

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Port Triggering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Routing

Static, Routing Information Protocol (RIP) v1, v2

Static, RIP v1, v2

Static, RIP v1, v2

Static, RIP v1, v2

DMZ

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dual WAN

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Load Balancing

Symmetric

Symmetric

Symmetric

Symmetric

Policy-Based Routing (Protocol Binding)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrated and Automated Failover and Failback

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weighted Load Balancing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Voice over IP Support

SIP, H.323, compatible with most VoIP gateway and communication devices

SIP, H.323, compatible with most VoIP gateway and communication devices

SIP, H.323, compatible with most VoIP gateway and communication devices

SIP, H.323, compatible with most VoIP gateway and communication devices

SIP ALG Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

H.323 ALGP Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

QoS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Strict Priority Queuing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weighted Round Robbin Queuing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Low Latency Queuing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DSCP Marking

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rate-Limiting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Proxy

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

IGMP Snooping

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless

       

802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, 2 x 2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)

No

Yes

No

Yes

Multiple SSIDs

No

4

No

4

Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS)

No

Yes

No

Yes

Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (U-APSD) (WMM Power Save [WMM-PS])

No

Yes

No

Yes

MAC Filtering

No

Yes

No

Yes

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA2-PSK), WPA2-ENT

No

Yes

No

Yes

Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) or Virtual Access Points

No

Yes

No

Yes

Dynamically and Manually Adjustable Transmit Power

No

Yes

No

Yes

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

No

Yes

No

Yes

Guest Access

No

Yes

No

Yes

Captive Portal

No

Yes

No

Yes

Rogue Access Point Detection

No

Yes

No

Yes

Administration

       

Automatic Firmware Check to See if a New Version is Available

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Local User Database

100

100

100

100

Authentication

Local, RADIUS, Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

Local, RADIUS, Active Directory, LDAP

Local, RADIUS, Active Directory, LDAP

Local, RADIUS, Active Directory, LDAP

Diagnostics

Ping, DNS lookup, Packet Capture

Ping, DNS lookup, Packet Capture

Ping, DNS lookup, Packet Capture

Ping, DNS lookup, Packet Capture

Discovery Protocols

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Bonjour, universal plug and play (uPnP)

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Bonjour, uPnP

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Bonjour, uPnP

Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Bonjour, uPnP

Logging and Monitoring

Local log, syslog

Local log, syslog

Local log, syslog

Local log, syslog

Status Reporting

Network usage status, security service status, network operation status

Network usage status, security service status, network operation status

Network usage status, security service status, network operation status

Network usage status, security service status, network operation status

Hardware Specifications

       

Total Interface

7 GE

7 GE

10 GE

10 GE

LAN Ports (10/100/1000)

up to 6

up to 6

up to 9

up to 9

WAN Ports (10/100/1000)

up to 2

up to 2

up to 2

up to 2

DMZ Port (10/100/1000)

up to 4

up to 4

up to 4

up to 4

USB 2.0 Ports

1

1

1

1

Form Factor

1 RU, 19-in. rack mountable, wall mountable

1 RU, 19-in. rack mountable, wall mountable

1 RU, 19-in. rack mountable, wall mountable

1 RU, 19-in. rack mountable, wall mountable

Dimensions (W x D x H)

308mm x 180mm x 49mm or 12.1 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.9 in. (with rubber pads)

308mm x 180mm x 49mm or 12.1 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.9 in. (with rubber pads)

308mm x 180mm x 49mm or 12.1 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.9 in. (with rubber pads)

308mm x 180mm x 49mm or 12.1 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.9 in. (with rubber pads)

Weight

1.2 Kg

1.3 Kg

1.3 Kg

1.4 Kg

Power On/Off Switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Antennas

None

2

None

2

Environmental Operating Temperature

32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)

32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)

32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)

32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)

Storage Temperature

-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)

-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)

-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)

-4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)

Voltage Range

100-240 VAC

100-240 VAC

100-240 VAC

100-240 VAC

Input Frequency

50-60 Hz

50-60 Hz

50-60 Hz

50-60 Hz

Output Voltage

11.4 V ~ 12.6 V

11.4 V ~ 12.6 V

11.4 V ~ 12.6 V

11.4 V ~ 12.6 V

Output Current

MAX 1.667 A

MAX 1.667 A

MAX 2.5 A

MAX 2.5 A

1 Performance test methodology: Maximum performance based on RFC 2544. All results are aggregate bidirectional. Actual performance may vary depending upon network environment and configurations.

Ordering

Table 2. Cisco Small Business ISA500 Integrated Security Appliance Product and License Part Numbers

Product

SKU

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 550 with one year comprehensive security subscription

ISA550-BUN1-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 550 with wireless and one year comprehensive security subscription

ISA550W-BUN1-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 570 with one year comprehensive security subscription

ISA570-BUN1-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 570 with wireless and one year comprehensive security subscription

ISA570W-BUN1-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 550 with three years comprehensive security subscription

ISA550-BUN3-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 550 with wireless and three years comprehensive security subscription

ISA550W-BUN3-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 570 with three years comprehensive security subscription

ISA570-BUN3-K9

Cisco Integrated Security Appliance 570 with wireless and three years comprehensive security subscription

ISA570W-BUN3-K9

License

SKU

Cisco Comprehensive Security Subscription for ISA550 Series - 1 Year

L-ISA550-CS-1YR=

Cisco Comprehensive Security Subscription for ISA570 Series - 1 Year

L-ISA570-CS-1YR=

Cisco Comprehensive Security Subscription for ISA550 Series - 3 Year

L-ISA550-CS-3YR=

Cisco Comprehensive Security Subscription for ISA570 Series - 3 Year

L-ISA570-CS-3YR=

Service and Support

The Cisco Small Business ISA500 Integrated Security Appliance Series is backed by the Cisco Small Business Support Service, which provides affordable coverage that offers peace of mind. This affordable, subscription-based service includes software upgrades and updates, extended access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and next-business-day hardware replacement as necessary. It provides community-based support to enable you to share knowledge and collaborate with peers using online forums and wikis. The Cisco Small Business Support Service helps you reduce risks, deliver better service to colleagues and customers, and enjoy peace of mind.

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco Small Business ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances, visit www.cisco.com/go/isa500resources or contact your local Cisco provider. For more information about Cisco OnPlus, visit www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11792/index.html or contact your local Cisco provider.
For more information about the Cisco Small Business Support Service, visit www.cisco.com/cisco/web/solutions/small_business/services/index.html.