Installing two PIX-515E Firewalls (Failover Pair) on a customer site. The outside interface connects directly with a 10MBps link to the internet. When I am measuring throughput however, I am only getting an average of 2.5MBps download speed. When I remove the firewalls completely and connect a laptop directly to the same 10MBps internet line, I am getting average download speeds of 7MBps.
What sort of latency should I be expecting with the PIX-515E firewalls. There are no VPNs being used at present,so I am unable to explain the big difference in throughput
There is no QoS configured.
The Software version is 7.2(2)
I have powered off the Standby PIX just in case it was something to do with it - but it made no difference
Any ideas ?