The Cisco ASA5555-X Firewall Edition features next-generation security and firewall services that can rival those of some of the largest companies, at prices accessible to small businesses. These include a comprehensive suite of software features like stateful inspection and 3DES/AES encryption (with a throughput of up to 700Mbps), as well as optional software such as FirePOWER Services, which provides various advanced capabilities- AnyConnect Secure Mobility Solution, Granular Application Visibility and Control, Cisco Intrusion Prevention System, malware protection, and URL filtering. A 120GB solid state drive ensures responsiveness and availability for any software the user might need.
Cisco’s tried-and-true stateful inspection delivers superior performance with a multiprotocol throughput of up to 2Gbps, and a maximum of up to 4Gbps. The next-generation firewall passes up to 1.4Gbps of traffic to an unlimited number of users, with 1,000,000 concurrent connections supported at a rate of 50,000 new connections per second. The ASA5555-X is licensed for two security contexts by default, and is capable of handling up to 100 with upgraded licensing, allowing for a wide range of use in scenarios where segmentation is preferred.