ASA vs PIX software feature comparison

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Jan 31st, 2007

Hi to all, i'm looking for a document about software feature comparison between pix and asa not related to any hardware module.I know asa can do IPS and anti-x with the appropriate module, but what i'm looking is the software differences between asa and pix platform .For example, i know asa is webvpn capable, and pix not.Is this the only differences ?

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Daniel Voicu Wed, 01/31/2007 - 01:29

Hi Max,

ASA seems to be more application oriented than PIX.

As well, you are right, SSL is the big difference.

Note that for ASA to support SSL users you need a special licence for that.


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Massimiliano Tognon Mon, 02/05/2007 - 07:04

I found a link with a feature license explanation for all license for asa and pix, and with all the information everyone is able to make a comparison. The differences between pix and asa on software are Webvpn and vpn load balancing (support for asa 5520 and greater).

You can find all the information at this link:

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