Quick ASA Throughput Question

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Apr 1st, 2008

My concern is that our current PIX 525 is hitting CPU utilization rates of 70%. While the unit has a rated throughput of 330 Mbps, we have a CIR of 55 Mbps.

Does the ASA works similarly, this would give us a real-world throughput of 75 Mbps.

Will I get a better througput on the ASA?

We need to take in to consideration about NAT, ACL processing which will have slow throughput on the ASA.

Please advise.


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cisco24x7 Wed, 04/02/2008 - 13:30

Without knowing your traffics pattern,

it is hard to say.

However, Pix 525 has an Intel P-III 600Mhz

processor with 256MB RAM. That is really

"old" technology.

I would imagine ASA5510 has much faster CPU

and probably 1GB RAM so I would say you will

get better performance than Pix525

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