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ASA 5510 VPN/Firewall, P/N - ASA5510-K8
ASA 5510 VPN/Firewall,  P/N - ASA5510-K8


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Cisco ASA 5510 Firewall Edition includes 3 Fast Ethernet interfaces, 250 IPSec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, Data Encryption Standard (DES) license.


Cisco® ASA 5500 Series adaptive security appliances are purpose-built solutions that combine best-of-breed security and VPN services with the innovative Cisco Adaptive Identification and Mitigation (AIM) architecture. Designed as a core component of the Cisco Self-Defending Network, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series provides proactive threat defense that stops attacks before they spread through the network, controls network activity and application traffic, and delivers flexible VPN connectivity. The result is a powerful multifunction network security appliance family that provides the security breadth and depth for protecting small and medium-sized business and enterprise networks while reducing the overall deployment and operations costs and complexities associated with providing this new level of security.

The Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers a powerful combination of multiple market-proven technologies in a single platform, making it operationally and economically feasible for organizations to deploy comprehensive security services to more locations. The multifunction security profile of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series virtually eliminates the difficult-and risky-decision of making trade-offs between robust security protection and the operational costs associated with multiple devices in numerous locations.
The Cisco ASA 5500 Series helps businesses more effectively and efficiently protect their networks while delivering exceptional investment protection through the following key elements:

• Market-proven security and VPN capabilities-Full-featured, high-performance firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), anti-X, and IP Security/Secure Sockets Layer (IPSec/SSL) VPN technologies deliver robust application security, user- and application-based access control, worm and virus mitigation, malware protection, content filtering, and remote user/site connectivity.

• Extensible Adaptive Identification and Mitigation services architecture-Built on a modular services processing and policy framework, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series AIM architecture enables the application of specific security or network services on a per-traffic-flow basis, delivering highly granular policy controls and anti-X protection with streamlined traffic processing. The efficiencies of the AIM architecture, together with the software and hardware extensibility available in user-installable Cisco ASA 5500 Series security services modules (SSMs), enable the evolution of existing services as well as the deployment of new services without requiring a platform replacement or performance compromise. As the foundation of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, the AIM architecture enables highly customizable security policies and unprecedented services extensibility to help protect against fast-evolving threats.

• Reduced deployment and operations costs-The multifunction Cisco ASA 5500 Series allows for platform, configuration, and management standardization, helping to decrease the costs of deployment and ongoing operations.


The Cisco ASA 5500 Series includes the Cisco ASA 5510, 5520, 5540, and 5550 adaptive security appliances-three purpose-built, high-performance security solutions that take advantage of Cisco Systems® expertise in developing industry-leading, award-winning security and VPN solutions. The series integrates the latest technologies from Cisco PIX® 500 Series security appliances, Cisco IPS 4200 Series sensors, and Cisco VPN 3000 Series concentrators. By combining these technologies, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series delivers an unmatched, best-of-breed solution that stops the broadest range of threats and provides businesses with flexible, secure connectivity options. As a core component of Cisco Adaptive Threat Defense and Unified Secure Access strategies, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series brings together a wide range of security and VPN technologies to provide rich application security, anti-X defenses, network containment and control, and secure connectivity.
The extensible Cisco AIM services architecture and the flexible multiprocessor design of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series enable the adaptive security appliances to provide unprecedented performance for multiple concurrent security services while delivering exceptional investment protection. The Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances combine multiple high-performance processors that work in concert to deliver advanced firewall services, intrusion prevention services (IPS), anti-X/content security services, IPSec and SSL VPN services, and more. Businesses can add other high-performance security services by installing Cisco ASA 5500 Series security services modules-such as the Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module (AIP-SSM) for intrusion prevention services, or the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Content Security and Control Security Services Module (CSC-SSM) for advanced anti-X services. This flexible design makes the Cisco ASA 5500 Series uniquely capable of adapting to new threats, protecting against the fast-evolving threat environment, and providing exceptional investment protection through its use of programmable hardware to "future-proof" the platform for years to come. The combination of these high-performance, market-proven security and VPN capabilities, along with integrated Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and a diskless, flash-based architecture, make the Cisco ASA 5500 Series an ideal choice for businesses requiring a best-in-class security solution with high performance, flexibility, reliability, and investment protection.
All Cisco ASA 5500 Series appliances include maximum IPSec VPN users on the base system; SSL VPN is licensed and purchased separately. By converging IPSec and SSL VPN services with comprehensive threat defense technologies, the Cisco ASA 5500 Series provides highly customizable network access tailored to meet the requirements of diverse deployment environments while providing a fully secured VPN with complete endpoint and network-level security.


The Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance delivers advanced security and networking services for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise remote/branch offices in an easy-to-deploy, cost-effective appliance. These services can be easily managed and monitored by the integrated, Web-based Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager application, thus reducing the overall deployment and operations costs associated with providing this high level of security. The Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance provides high-performance firewall and VPN services, three integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet interfaces, and optional high-performance intrusion prevention and worm mitigation services through the AIP-SSM, or comprehensive malware protection services through the CSC-SSM. This unique combination of services on a single platform makes the Cisco ASA 5510 an excellent choice for businesses requiring a cost-effective, extensible, DMZ-enabled security solution. As business needs grow, the Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance can scale to a higher interface density and integrate into switched network environments through VLAN support by installing a Security Plus upgrade license. Furthermore, this upgrade license maximizes business continuity by enabling Active/Standby high-availability services.
Table 1 lists features of the Cisco ASA 5510.

Table 1. Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance Platform Capabilities and Capacities



Firewall Throughput

Up to 300 Mbps

Concurrent Threat Mitigation Throughput (firewall + IPS services)

Up to 150 Mbps with AIP-SSM-10

VPN Throughput

Up to 170 Mbps

Concurrent Sessions


IPSec VPN Peers


SSL VPN Peer License Levels**

10, 25, 50, 100, or 250

Security Contexts

Not supported


3 Fast Ethernet + 1 management port; 5 Fast Ethernet ports*

Virtual interfaces (VLANs)

10; 25*

High Availability

Not supported; Active/Standby*

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