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Quick ASA Throughput Question

My concern is that our current PIX 525 is hitting CPU utilization rates of 70%. While the unit has a rated throughput of 330 Mbps, we have a CIR of 55 Mbps.

Does the ASA works similarly, this would give us a real-world throughput of 75 Mbps.

Will I get a better througput on the ASA?

We need to take in to consideration about NAT, ACL processing which will have slow throughput on the ASA.

Please advise.

Franco

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Re: Quick ASA Throughput Question

Without knowing your traffics pattern,

it is hard to say.

However, Pix 525 has an Intel P-III 600Mhz

processor with 256MB RAM. That is really

"old" technology.

I would imagine ASA5510 has much faster CPU

and probably 1GB RAM so I would say you will

get better performance than Pix525

CCIE security

Cisco Employee

Re: Quick ASA Throughput Question

You can check out some throughput numbers in this guide, but for better information I would contact your account team to help determine what your requirements are and what product would be best for your situation.

Here's the product guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps6032/ps6094/ps6120/product_data_sheet0900aecd802930c5.html

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