ASA 5505 INTERNET FAILOVER

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Jan 27th, 2009

USING AN ASA 5505, CAN I ATTACH AN ISP CONNECTION TO PORT "0" ON THE ASA, AND HAVE IT FAIL-OVER TO PORT "1" WITH A DIFFERENT ISP IF THE ISP ON PORT 1 FAILS?

SEE THE ATTACHED DIAGRAM, I AM ATTEMPTING TO CREATE REDUNDANT LINKS WITH A WIRELESS NETWORK. IF I CAN DO IT WITH A NETGEAR FVS336G I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE IT CAN'T BE DONE WITH A ASA 5505.

ONE CONSULTING COMPANY IS TELLING ME THE ASA 5505 AS A SINGLE UNIT IS NOT CAPABLE OF THIS AND I NEED AT LEAST A 5520 OR OTHER MORE CAPABLE DEVICE.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE ASA 5505 ACCOMPLISHING THIS.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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didyap Mon, 02/02/2009 - 10:55

The ASA 5505 adaptive security appliance supports active and standby failover, but not Stateful Failover.

In a failover configuration, the two units must have the same hardware configuration They must be the same model, have the same number and types of interfaces, and the same amount of RAM.

bestdefense Mon, 02/02/2009 - 12:41

Does that mean we need two ASA 5505's at each site interconnected with the failover cable? Or is there ANY way to make it work with a single ASA 5505 at each site.

Thank you for your reply.

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