Yes, the ASA outperforms the old PIX in all categories except one. Has anyone noticed that the amount of IPSEC vpn connections in the ASA is drastically lower than its PIX predecessor? Could it be that the ASA is now doing software based incryption vs. Hardware based encryption? Has anyone caught this yet?
Example: PIX 515 can do 1,000 IPSEC VPN connections. The ASA poised to replace the 515 is the ASA 5510 which can only do 250 conc. conns. the trend follows thru the ASA lineup. If you know why, please share.... :-)