Ideal for larger networks, the Cisco ASA 5550 Firewall Edition delivers secure Gigabit Ethernet connectivity that scales to meet the users’ needs.? 5000 IPsec VPN peers are supported by default, and the 2 SSL VPN peers can be increased, up to 5000 licenses. For situations where more is needed, the ASA 5550 features integrated VPN clustering and load-balancing for a pool of up to 10 devices- a total of 50,000 SSL or IPsec VPN peers, with a throughput of up to 425Mbps.
Another benefit of the ASA 5550 is the greater possible security contexts. By default, the device allows 2, but licensing supports up to 50 virtual devices, each with its own security policies and administration. 3DES/AES comes standard on the ASA5550-BUN-K9, as well as security features like Cisco’s proven firewall, with a throughput of up to 1.2Gbps.