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ASA performance and capacity

Looking thru the ASA spec sheets I really don't see a "real world" performance metric.  For instance, Cisco claims 500Mbps multiprotocol stateful inspection througput for the 5512-X.  So let's say my Internet connection is 20Mb.  Does the amount of users behind the ASA matter?  The Internet pipe is _way_ smaller than the ASA throughput so I would think user count is a non-issue.  Does this mean that as long as my Internet pipe is less than 500Mbs I am OK with a 5512-X?

I imagine that I am oversimplying things here a bit but in general, what paramters should I take in account when sizing my box?

Thanks,

Diego

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Hi Diego,You might want to

Hi Diego,

You might want to check out this Cisco Live preso (Maximizing Firewall Performance by Andrew Ossipov).

https://www.ciscolive.com/online/connect/sessionDetail.ww?SESSION_ID=7881&tclass=popup

This gives some insight in how to interpret datasheet performance figures.

Cheers,

Luc

 

 

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Looks interesting, thanks

Looks interesting, thanks.

Diego

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Looks interesting,  thanks.

Looks interesting,  thanks.

 

Diego

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