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PIX vs ASA

Hi,

What is the difference b/w PIX & ASA?

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Re: PIX vs ASA

Andrew,

This is fine, but i want main feature difference b/w these two

Re: PIX vs ASA

Hardware, Functionality, thru-put, cost, encryption - which?

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Re: PIX vs ASA

Think has if ur attending an interview.

the interviewer will ask u what is diff b/w PIX & ASA?

what will be ur answer?

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I would say the same thing - what crieria do you want to compare on.

But to answer your question "what is diff b/w PIX & ASA?" the difference is the name:-

PIX = Packet Internet eXchange

ASA = Adaptive Security Appliance

HTH!!!!!

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Re: PIX vs ASA

very funny,

lets take functionality & throughput

Re: PIX vs ASA

The PIX does not do:-

SSL/VPN

Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security

Content Security and Control Security

IPS

Intelligent Detection

ASA has better clear text & encryption thru-put than the PIX.

Max Thruput - vpn thruput - model

150mbps 100mbps 5505

300mbps 170mbps 5510

450mbps 225mbps 5520

650mbps 325mbps 5540

1.2Gbps 425mbps 5550

5Gbps 1Gbps 5580-20

10Gbps 1Gbps 5580-40

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THX FOR UR VALUABLE TIME

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np - glad to help.

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what exactly does it mean when the ASA can handle up to 100mb of throughput on a vpn connection?

Re: PIX vs ASA

It means the ASA can encrypt and decrypt 100 mega bits per second.

HTH>

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but on a vpn tunnel between 2 locations the tunnle will only be as fast as the slowest connection? My customer is currently running a 501 pix for their site to site and upgrade to 3mb up/down on both locations will they see a huge speed increase by upgrading to the 5505 ASA for their VPN termination?

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