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Cisco ASA 5500 Series appliances

The Cisco Firepower 5500 Series is a family of six threat-focused NGFW security platforms that deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. It offers exceptional sustained performance when advanced threat functions are enabled. The ASA 5500 series’ throughput range addresses use cases from the SOHO/ROBO to the internet edge. The ASA 5500 Series platforms can run either the Cisco ASA Firewall or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD).

Model overview

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Cisco ASA 5500 Series summary:

Model

Firewall

NGFW

NGIPS

Interfaces

ASA-5506

750 Mbps

125 Mbps

125 Mbps

8 x RJ45

ASA-5508

1 Gbps

250 Mbps

250 Gbps

8 x RJ45

ASA-5516

1.8 Gbps

450 Mbps

450 Gbps

8 x RJ45

ASA-5525

2 Gbps

650 Mbps

650 Gbps

8 x RJ45, optional 6 x GE

ASA-5545

3 Gbps

1 Gbps

1 Gbps

8 x RJ45, optional 6 x GE

ASA-5555

4 Gbps

1.2 Gbps

1.2 Gbps

8 x RJ45, optional 6 x GE

Detailed performance specifications and feature highlights

Table 1.           Performance specifications and feature highlights for ASA 5500 with the Cisco Firepower Threat defense image

Features

*5506

5508

5516

5525

5545

5555

Throughput: FW + AVC (1024B)

250 Mbps

450 Mbps

850 Mbps

1.1 Gbps

1.5 Gbps

1.7 Gbps

Throughput: FW + AVC + IPS (1024B)

125 Mbps

250 Mbps

450 Mbps

650 Mbps

1 Gbps

1.2 Gbps

Throughput: FW + AVC (450B)

100 Mbps

175 Mbps

275 Mbps

350 Mbps

500 Mbps

600 Mbps

Throughput: FW + AVC + IPS (450B)

75 Mbps

125 Mbps

200 Mbps

250 Mbps

350 Mbps

420 Mbps

Maximum concurrent sessions, with AVC

50K

100K

250K

500K

750K

1 Million

Maximum new connections per second, with AVC

3K

7.5K

11 K

11.5K

19K

22K

TLS

-

250 Mbps

285 Mbps

270 Mbps

290 Mbps

370 Mbps

Throughput: NGIPS (1024B)

125 Mbps

250 Mbps

450 Mbps

650 Mbps

1 Gbps

1.2 Gbps

Throughput: NGIPS (450B)

75 Mbps

125 Mbps

200 Mbps

250 Mbps

350 Mbps

420 Mbps

IPSec VPN Throughput (1024B TCP w/Fastpath)

100 Mbps

175 Mbps

250 Mbps

300 Mbps

400 Mbps

700 Mbps

Cisco Firepower Device Manager (local management)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Centralized management

Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting are performed by the Management Center or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

Standard, supporting more than 4000 applications, as well as geolocations, users, and websites

AVC: OpenAppID support for custom, open source, application detectors

Standard

Cisco Security Intelligence

Standard, with IP, URL, and DNS threat intelligence

Cisco Firepower NGIPS

Available; can passively detect endpoints and infrastructure for threat correlation and Indicators of Compromise (IoC) intelligence

Cisco AMP for Networks

Available; enables detection, blocking, tracking, analysis, and containment of targeted and persistent malware, addressing the attack continuum both during and after attacks. Integrated threat correlation with Cisco AMP for Endpoints is also optionally available

Cisco AMP Threat Grid sandboxing

Available

URL Filtering: number of categories

More than 80

URL Filtering: number of URLs categorized

More than 280 million

Automated threat feed and IPS signature updates

Yes: class-leading Collective Security Intelligence (CSI) from the Cisco Talos Group (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/talos.html)

Third-party and open-source ecosystem

Open API for integrations with third-party products; Snort® and OpenAppID community resources for new and specific threats

High availability and clustering

Active/standby

Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies

ASA 5500 Series platforms include Trust Anchor Technologies for supply chain and software image assurance. Please see the section below for additional details

NOTE: Performance will vary depending on features activated, and network traffic protocol mix, and packet size characteristics. Performance is subject to change with new software releases. Consult your Cisco representative for detailed sizing guidance.

*ASA-5506 tested with FTD version 6.2.3.

Table 2.           ASA Performance and capabilities on ASA 5500 appliances

Features

5506

5508

5516

5525

5545

5555

Stateful inspection firewall throughput1

750 Mbps

1 Gbps

1.8 Gbps

2 Gbps

3Gbps

4 Gbps

Stateful inspection firewall throughput (multiprotocol)2

300 Mbps

500 Mbps

900 Mbps

1 Gbps

1.5 Gbps

2 Gbps

Concurrent firewall connections

50K

100K

250K

500K

750K

1 million

New connections per second

5K

10K

20K

20K

30K

50K

IPsec VPN throughput (450B UDP L2L test)

100 Mbps

175 Mbps

250 Mbps

300 Mbps

400 Mbps

700 Mbps

Security contexts (included; maximum)

N/A

2; 5

2; 5

2; 20

2; 50

2; 100

High availability

Active/Standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Scalability

VPN Load Balancing

Centralized management

Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting are performed by Cisco Security Manager or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Adaptive Security Device Manager

Web-based, local management for small-scale deployments

1 Throughput measured with 1500B User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic measured under ideal test conditions.
2 “Multiprotocol” refers to a traffic profile consisting primarily of TCP-based protocols and applications like HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IMAPv4, BitTorrent, and DNS.
3 In unclustered configuration.

Performance testing methodologies LINK

Hardware specifications

Table 3.           Cisco ASA 5500-X series next-generation firewalls

Feature

Cisco ASA 5506-X

Cisco ASA 5506H-X

Cisco ASA 5508-X

Cisco ASA 5516-X

Cisco ASA 5525-X

Cisco ASA 5545-X

Cisco ASA 5555-X

Form factor

Desktop, rack mountable

Desktop, rack mountable, wall mountable, DIN-Rail

1 rack unit (RU), 19-in. rack-mountable

1 rack unit (RU), 19-in. rack-mountable

1RU, 19-in. rack-mountable

1RU, 19-in. rack-mountable

1RU, 19-
in. rack-mountable

Dimensions

1.72 x 7.871 x 9.23 in.

2.72 x 9.05 x 9.05 in.

1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 in.

1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 in.

1.75 x 17.5 x 14.25 in.

1.67 x 16.7 x 19.1 in.

1.67 x 16.7 x 19.1 in.

(H x W x D)

(4.369 x 19.992 x 23.444 cm)

(6.9 x
23.0 x 23.0 cm)

(4.369 x 43.688 x 28.672 cm)

(4.369 x 43.688 x 28.672 cm)

(4.45 x 20.04 x 36.20 cm)

(4.24 x 42.9 x 48.4 cm)

(4.24 x 42.9 x 48.4 cm)

Integrated I/O

8 x 1GE

4 x 1GE

8 x 1GE

8 x 1GE

8 x 1GE

8 x 1GE

8 x 1GE

Expansion I/O

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

6 GE copper or 6 GE SFP

6 GE copper or 6 GE SFP

6 GE copper or 6 GE SFP

Expansion slot

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 interface card

1 interface card

1 interface card

Dedicated management port

Yes (Shared)

Yes (Shared)

Yes (Shared)

Yes (Shared)

Yes (1 GE)

Yes (1 GE)

Yes (1 GE)

Serial ports

1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console

1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console

1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console

1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console

1 RJ-45 console

1 RJ-45 console

1 RJ-45 console

Solid-state drive

50 GB mSata6

50 GB mSata tested for heat

80 GB mSata6

100 GB mSata6

1 slot, 120 GB MLC SED

2 slots, RAID 1, 120 GB MLC SED

2 slots, RAID 1, 120 GB MLC SED

USB 2.0 ports

USB port type ‘A’, High Speed 2.0

USB port type ‘A’, High Speed 2.0

USB port type ‘A’, High Speed 2.0

USB port type ‘A’, High Speed 2.0

2

2

2

Operating parameters

 

Temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40 °C)

-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60 °C)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40 °C)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40 °C)

23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C)

23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C)

23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C)

 

Relative humidity

90 percent non-condensing

95 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

 

Altitude

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3048 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3050 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3048 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3048 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3050 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3050 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 10,000 ft (3050 m)

 

Acoustic noise

Fanless
0 dBA

Fanless
0 dBA

41.6 A-weighted decibels (dBA) type. 67.2 dBA max

41.6
dBA type

67.2 dBA max

64.2
dBA max

67.9
dBA max

67.9
dBA max

 

Non-operating parameters

 

Temperature1

-13 to 158ºF (-25 to 70ºC)

-40 to 185ºF (-40 to 85ºC)

-13 to 158ºF (-25 to 70ºC)

-13 to 158ºF (-25 to 70ºC)

-13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)

-13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)

-13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)

Relative humidity

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 95 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent non-condensing

10 to 90 percent

10 to 90 percent

10 to 90 percent

Altitude

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Designed and tested for 0 to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

Power input (per power supply)

 

AC range line voltage

External, 90 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC)

External, 90 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC)

External, 90 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC)

External, 90 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC)

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

 

AC normal line voltage

90 to 240 VAC

90 to 240 VAC

91 to 240 VAC

92 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

100 to 240 VAC

 

AC current

N/A

N/A

0.25AC amps

0.25AC amps

4.85A

5A, 100 to 120V

2.5A, 200 to 240V

5A, 100 to 120V

2.5A, 200 to 240V

 

AC frequency

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

50/60 Hz

 

Dual-power supplies

None

None

None

None

None

Yes

Yes

 

DC domestic line voltage

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

-40.5 to 56 VDC 
(-48 VDC nominal)

-40.5 to 56 VDC

(-48 VDC nominal)

-40.5 to 56 VDC

(-48 VDC nominal)

 

DC international line voltage

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

-55 to -72 VDC

(-60 VDC nominal)

-55 to -72 VDC

(-60 VDC nominal)

-55 to -72 VDC

(-60 VDC nominal)

 

DC current

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

15A (maximum input)

15A (maximum input)

15A (maximum input)

Output

 

Steady state

12V @2.5A

5V @3.6A

12V @ 3.0A

12V @ 3.0A

75W

86W

90W

Maximum peak

12V @ 5A

5V @4.4A

12V @ 5.0A

12V @ 5.0A

108W

125W

134W

Maximum heat dissipation

205 Btu/hr

75 Btu/hr

205 Btu/hr

205 Btu/hr

369 Btu/hr

427 Btu/hr

458 Btu/hr

Weight (with AC power supply)

4 lb (1.82 kg)

7 lb
(3.18 kg)

8 lb
(3 kg)

8 lb
(3 kg)

22.0 lb (10 kg)

16.82 lb (7.63 kg) with single power supply

18.86 lb (8.61 kg) with dual power supply

16.82 lb (7.63 kg) with single power supply

18.86 lb (8.61 kg) with dual power supply

 

1 Derate the maximum operating temperature 1.5°C per 1000 ft above sea level.

Table 4.           Cisco ASA 5500 Series regulatory, safety, and EMC compliance

Specification

Description

Regulatory compliance

Products comply with CE markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/108/EC

Safety

  UL 60950-1
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
  EN 60950-1
  IEC 60950-1
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A (FCC Class A)
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR22 CLASS A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A
  EN300386
  TCVN7189

EMC: Immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN24
  TVCN 7317
  EN-61000-4-2, EN-61000-4-3, EN-61000-4-4, EN-61000-4-5, EN-61000-4-6,
EN-61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11

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