ASA5505 site-to-site user limits??

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Mar 24th, 2010

With a S2S connection to an ASA5505, is there a limit on the number of users that can access the connection. i.e. - I have 40 users from one network that need to access a secure program on another network. Can the ASA5505 handle this or do I need additional licensing???

Correct Answer by Collin Clark about 6 years 11 months ago

A UR license will allow unlimited users. Sessions are not 'monitored' for licensing purposes, Cisco uses MAC addresses for user licensing.

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Jon Marshall Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:28

mikentosh wrote:


With a S2S connection to an ASA5505, is there a limit on the number of users that can access the connection. i.e. - I have 40 users from one network that need to access a secure program on another network. Can the ASA5505 handle this or do I need additional licensing???


Mike


As long as the ASA license you have supports the number of users then there is no specific licensing for a site-to-site VPN that you need and yes it should be able to handle it fine.


Jon


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mikentosh Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:42

So a Cisco ASA 5505 Unlimited-User Bundle will allow this? Just want to be sure I don't need a 5510. Sorry for my ignorance, I get confused between the Session and User licensing. My understanding is that a session is IP to IP.

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Collin Clark Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:49

A UR license will allow unlimited users. Sessions are not 'monitored' for licensing purposes, Cisco uses MAC addresses for user licensing.

Collin Clark Wed, 03/24/2010 - 06:28

You may need additional licensing. You can buy a 50 user license or a UL or unrestricted license which allows an unlimited amount of users. A show version will show your current license and how many users are allowed.


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