Help to choose PIX /ASA

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Aug 29th, 2007
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Hello All!

Please, help me to a choose.

I wish to replace a UNIX-based server with the PIX or ASA.

The internet channel loading average about 60 Mbps (peak about 110 Mbps)

I need firewall and NAT only about 1500 users.

Advise, what device is better for getting?

Thanks also excuse for my bad English.

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plwalsh Thu, 08/30/2007 - 03:53
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The PIX is being phased out so the ASA is the one to buy. The ASA 5505 does up to 150Mbps of regular internet traffic. The ASA 5510 will do up to 300Mbps. If you get the ASA 5505 you will need the 'unlimited users' version.

VladKharinenkov Thu, 08/30/2007 - 06:21
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If I shall buy Cisco ASA 5510 Firewall Edition Bundle(ASA5510-BUN-K9), its capacities will suffice for NAT(PAT) 1500 users?

plwalsh Thu, 08/30/2007 - 07:36
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Yes. There is no limit on the number of users that can use the ASA 5510.

VladKharinenkov Thu, 08/30/2007 - 21:37
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Many thanks!

I have stopped the choice on ASA5520-BUN-K9 counting on the future.


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