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NAT capable device with high throughput

Hi,

I'll have to replace an old WS-C3550-24. Reasons for this: EOL/EOS & we'll need a NAT capable device...

As I understood, the only L3 catalyst that is able to perform NAT is a 6500? Is that correct?

If the above is correct, it seems I can only replace the setup by using a router/ASA with a L2 switch.

A router with high throughput (+/- 300Mbps) is hard to find, especially as NAT will require CPU resources...

So, my best (affordable price) solution is getting an ASA5520 (450Mbps FW throughput) and a L2 switch?

regards,

Jeroen

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NAT capable device with high throughput

Hi Jeroen,

Yes, NAT feature available in L3 catalyst switches that are 6500 series.
Your option is getting an ASA5520 is a good idea, you can do multiple vpn and you can use ultimate NAT & PAT features like port forward like that.

And if you go with version 8.0 and later supports the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol also.

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Regards,
Naidu.

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