how many vpn access clients, site to site vpn can my pix515e support

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Sep 21st, 2008

Hi all,

I have a cisco pix 515e which i did a "sh ver" with the output as shown below. I would like to know how many remote vpn clients and site to site vpn can my device support. Should i look at IKE peers? Base on the below output, IKE peers show unlimited. Does that mean my device has unlimited remote access vpn client and site to site vpn support? Thks in advance.

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(4)120

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(2)

Compiled on Thu 07-Apr-06 21:39 by lee

pix up 96 days 21 hours

Hardware: PIX-515E, 32 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 433 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: ethernet0: address is 000b.5f49.26ac, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 000b.5f49.26ad, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 0002.b3ad.85ea, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Disabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES: Disabled

Maximum Physical Interfaces: 3

Maximum Interfaces: 5

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

URL-filtering: Enabled

Inside Hosts: Unlimited

Throughput: Unlimited

IKE peers: Unlimited

This PIX has a Restricted (R) license.

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The IKE peers do indicate that you can have unlimited VPn connections, this is a false indication. You are limited on Encrypted thru-put of the device, your sho ver does not show a VAC (VPN Accelerator Card = hardware encryption) so the enryption will be done in software.

How many VPN's are you planning to implement?


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