We have a ASA 5540 + IPS installed here. Unfortunately the guy that installed left without leaving any documentation so I'm a bit lost with this.
We have a 100Mbps FD link to the Internet. The inbound traffic (from the Internet) shows no limit (I can download a DVD iso file at 20MMbps) but the outbound traffic never goes beyond 100-150kbps (from our FTP server, for example).
In between our FTP server (or any other server) and the Internet there is only one 3750 switch and the ASA. Every connection is done at 1Gbps (except for the connection to the Internet that is made at 100Mbps FD).
Thanks in advance for your attention