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Peformance Difference between ASA-5512x & ASA-5515x

Good Day,


I have been asked to evaluate performance differences between 2 models of Cisco NG Firewall.

Specifically the 5512x & 5515x.


I have been doing some research,, but want some real world opinions.


The organization requesting a report has a 50 user network,, They will never hit the hardware maximums.

I am wondering from a performance & feature perspective if there is any difference,, <if we do not expect to come close to the VPN client or simutaneous connections or thru-put etc>

The 5512 is a less expensive piece of hardware. Are there reasons to consider the 5515x that I have not considered ?


Thank you in advance.



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If you ever anticipate using

If you ever anticipate using them in an HA pair (or run in multiple context mode) you'd need to add the Security Plus license onto the 5512-X.

Adding that license makes it almost the same price as the 5515-X (which does not require the separate license).