I have a PIX501 which is about 2 years old running 6.3(5). I am wondering what the throughput is on it. I looked through the cisco website but I noticed that the PIX501 now has 100Mb Outside Interface. Was there a change made to this. I am quite sure mine has a 10Mb Int. I am assuming it is half duplex.
I am upgrading the internet link to 17Mb and am wondering if the PIX can handle this.
If not, and since I don't think Cisco will ever bring Pix 7.0 on these units, should I look at something like a 871,etc . How do FW capabilities compare to PIX.
I dont think you have to worry unless you are running VPN tunnel on it
When upgrading the PIX 501 to Version 6.3, the inside interface is automatically upgraded to 100 Mbps full duplex. During the upgrade process the system displays the message "ethernet1 interface can only be set to 100full."
Cleartext throughput: Up to 60 Mbps
Concurrent connections: 7,500
56-bit DES IPsec VPN throughput: Up to 6 Mbps
168-bit 3DES IPsec VPN throughput: Up to 3 Mbps
128-bit AES IPsec VPN throughput: Up to 4.5 Mbps
Simultaneous VPN peers: 10*
* Maximum number of simultaneous site-to-site or remote access IKE Security Association (SAs) supported