Is there any way to increase ASA throughput. We were conducting tests using bbcp (large file transfer program) between two solaris boxes. When these boxes were connected together (the whole network infrastructure has gig interfaces) either through the 3560 gig switch or with cross overs ,we could get transfer rates of 700-800 Mbps. When we connect one of the machines through a spare port in the firewall and do the transfer through the firewall , we get transfer rates of only 170Mbps.
Any idea why? the firewall is an ASA5520