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Encryption over fiber P2P

Hello,

I am looking for some hardware recommendations for the following implementation.

Three locations, roughly 1 mile distance between each site, will be connected via single mode fiber. All traffic between each of the three sites will need to be encrypted.

I am curious if there is a gig module for the Pix 515, or would I need to step up to an ASA?

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Re: Encryption over fiber P2P

Jason

Both the Pix 525 and 535 support fibre connectivity multimode SC and you can buy cards for them.

However unless you already have one of these and even then it might be a better idea to look at the ASA's as these devices are replacing the pix models.

You could also consider a router if you need other functionality that the ASA will not support. The ISR routers support AIM's which will do encryption in hardware.

Jon

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Re: Encryption over fiber P2P

The PIX also have crypto boards available but I don't think they're going to be fast enough.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_data_sheet09186a0080210cd9.html

If you're looking at getting full gig out of that link (I inferred) then you're going to need something faster than a PIX and faster than a 7200. Look at the ASR or an ASA 5580.

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