ASA5500 IPS ability Question

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Sep 5th, 2007
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I've been tasked to impliment an IPS solution. I'm looking at the 4200 series appliances but at the same time I think I can squeeze in an ASA 5500 to replace my Pix 525.

Can I kill two birds with one ASA? Does the ASA's IPS version work as effectively as the 4200?

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dkraatz Wed, 09/05/2007 - 09:03
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I find it best to have seperate hardware. You can have the ASA do the job of the IPS just as effectively, but in my case I would rather have both. It is kind of a failover process I have right now. I can describe how I have mine setup if that will help you in your decision making.

mwlangedijk Thu, 09/06/2007 - 13:31
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Yes you can. If you use an ASA with an IPS module you will have the same result as with 2 devices. (5510 or up, 5505 is not modular)


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