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ASA 5510 VPN - Use as VPN and firewall

I purchased an ASA 5510 VPN Edition to replace my Cisco VPN 3005 concentrator. I currently have a Cisco PIX firewall. Looking through the ASA it looks like I can setup this box to be used as a VPN and the firewall. Is this a good idea? My PIX is over 7 years old and probably should be replaced. Should I purchase an additional box, or use one for both? I currently have a windows 2003 network with approximately 170 users, connection to the internet is two T1s.

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Re: ASA 5510 VPN - Use as VPN and firewall

Joe,

With ASA5500 series you can use it for both , firewall as well as for IPsec L2L, SSL webvpn , RA server L2TP etc.. in fact the ASA5500 is the migration platform for VPN Remote access since VPN 3ks concentrators have reached end of life.

I would recommend in future if your budget permits it, use another ASA5510 with FO license and provide an Active/Standby architecture.

Reference this link for all variety of features and implementation scenarios so that you can start geting acquainted with ASA code 7.x and above.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_configuration_examples_list.html

Rgds

Jorge

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