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Introduction to and Design of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services

Chapter Description

In this chapter from Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP, authors Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, and Aaron Woland provide an introduction to the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services solution. It also provides design guidance and best practices for deploying Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.

Cisco ASA FirePOWER Services Sizing

It is really important that you understand the capabilities of each Cisco ASA model before you select the one that is appropriate for your specific deployment. Table 2-1 lists the maximum application visibility and control (AVC) and NGIPS throughput on each Cisco ASA–supported model.

Table 2-1 The Maximum Concurrent Connections and AVC/NGIPS Throughput

ASA Model

Maximum Concurrent Connections

Maximum AVC and NGIPS Throughput

ASA 5506-X (with Security Plus license)

50,000

125 Mbps

ASA 5506W-X (with Security Plus license)

50,000

125 Mbps

ASA 5506H-X (with Security Plus license)

50,000

125 Mbps

ASA 5508-X

100,000

250 Mbps

ASA 5512-X (with Security Plus license)

100,000

150 Mbps

ASA 5515-X

250,000

250 Mbps

ASA 5516-X

250,000

450 Mbps

ASA 5525-X

500,000

650 Mbps

ASA 5545-X

750,000

1,000 Mbps

ASA 5555-X

1,000,000

1,250 Mbps

ASA 5585-X with SSP10

500,000

2 Gbps

ASA 5585-X with SSP20

1,000,000

3.5 Gbps

ASA 5585-X with SSP40

1,800,000

6 Gbps

ASA 5585-X with SSP60

4,000,000

10 Gbps

For a complete and up-to-date Cisco ASA model comparison, visit Cisco’s ASA website, at cisco.com/go/asa.

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