I am currently routing two fast-ethernet networks through a 7206VXR, but I wish to migrate them to isolated DMZ's sitting behind two seperate interface on a PIX 535.
according to Product Sheet Router Perfrmance: it achieves 1 Gb throughput
7206 -NPE-G2 (1 Gig of throughput using CEF).
And according to the PIX Data Sheet, it achieves 1.7Gb
PIX 535 (1.7 Gig throughput /clear text)
So, this implies the PIX can route between networks (directly attached) nearly double as fast as a NPE-G2.
These seems odd to me, as the NPE-G2 is very NEW (using ASICs and cutting edge technology) and the PIX 535 is very OLD indeed (without dedicated switching ASICs)
Is this right ?
I understand they are completely different pieces of kit, one's a router and one's a firewall .... but in essence a PIX that routes traffic between interfaces, is a crude "router". (forget statefull inspection and firewalling for a sec).
Any help or views would really be appreciated.