Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

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Any company relying on its network needs solid security. Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances offer state-of-the-art security that is still flexible enough to meet your company's needs as it grows and changes.


Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances support:

  • Customization: Personalize security for your specific access needs and business policies.
  • Flexibility: As your business grows and needs change, you can easily add capabilities or upgrade from one device to another.
  • Advanced Security: Take advantage of the latest in content security, encryption, identity authentication, authorization, and intrusion prevention.
  • Simplicity: Use one device that's easy to install, manage, and monitor.
  • Advanced Networking: Set up virtual private networks (VPNs) that give mobile and remote workers secure access to company resources or create VPNs between partners, other offices, or employees based on roles.

Keeping your network safe and secure means your employees will always be able to rely on it being there. Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances are your first and best line of defense.

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Network and Physical Security

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances offer a range of features, including:

  • Award-winning security features
  • Support for two VPNs for communication between offices or partners, with expansion up to 25 (ASA 5505) or 750 (ASA 5520) employees
  • Support for anywhere from 5 (ASA 5505) to 250 (ASA 5550) local-area network users
  • Multiple options for high-speed network connections, depending on your performance needs
  • Preconfigured bundles for ease of ordering and configuration
  • Options for increasing reliability

Common Features

  • Helps protect your business from worms, data theft, and network attacks
  • Adds value to your business by increasing efficiency and productivity
  • Works in conjunction with Cisco Integrated Services Routers
  • Easy to use and manage

Cisco ASA 5500 Series

Ideal Environment

Key Specifications

Security Features

Cisco ASA 5505

Small Business or Home Office

  • 150 Mbps firewall throughput
  • 25 VPN user sessions
  • Supports a maximum of 3 (trunking disabled) / 20 (trunking enabled) virtual interfaces (VLANs)
  • Firewall
  • VPN Services

Cisco ASA 5510

Small Business

  • 300 Mbps firewall throughput
  • 250 VPN user sessions
  • 50/100 VLANs
  • Firewall
  • Content security
  • Intrusion prevention
  • VPN services

Cisco ASA 5520

Small Business

  • 450 Mbps firewall throughput
  • 750 VPN user sessions
  • 150 VLANs
  • Firewall
  • Content security
  • Intrusion prevention
  • VPN services

Learn more about how Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances can support your network's reliability and security.


Cisco ASA 5500: Power of the PIX (Flash)

3D model for Cisco ASA 5505

3D model for Cisco ASA 5540

Data Sheet

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Data Sheet (PDF - 245 KB)

Case Study

Data Retrieval Firm Boosts Productivity while Protecting Customer Data (PDF - 175 KB)

Synacor Safeguards Customer Networks and Services (PDF - 117 KB)

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