What happens when ASA AIP SSM reaches throughput?

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Mar 3rd, 2009
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I'm just curious what happens to traffic when you have an IPS module in an ASA and it reaches the maximum throughput?

Does it allow the traffic & only inspects what it can handle? Or does it "fail" and then either allows all the traffic or block based on "fail-open" or "fail-close" configuration?



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vmoopeung Mon, 03/09/2009 - 09:12
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The Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) provides a solution with Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Module AIP-SSM-10. The Cisco ASA 5510 IPS solution with AIP-SSM-10 provides a higher IPS throughput of up to 150 Mbps plus industry-leading firewall protection.

melchib Mon, 03/09/2009 - 09:16
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Ummm...Ok. Nice job. Unfortunately it doesn't answer my question.


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