ASA 5505 VPN Throughput

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Sep 23rd, 2009

Helo Everyone,

On a site to site VPN tunnel using a 5505 at each site can someone tell me what the maximum througput will be? I see that the 5505 can do 150Mbps on pure firewall throughput but not sure if tha wuld be the same for a VPN tunnel.

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angel-moon Wed, 09/23/2009 - 09:52

I think I just found it at 100Mbps for maximum 3DES throughput. Can anyone confirm and if this is "real world"?

alanholmes.cs Wed, 09/30/2009 - 06:15

I can not comment on the 5505, but I can say I have done some pretty exhaustive testing on the 5510 and while the chart referenced on the data sheet says, 170Mbps of 3DES VPn traffic, I found that I can only get 85Mbps through a 5510. The throughput numbers on the data sheet are total throughput taking into consideration bidirectional traffic.

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