The Cisco ASA 5540 is an extremely flexible firewall. Designed to replace the PIX 525 and 535 series firewalls, the ASA 5540 is smaller, faster, and more rebust for less money.
Capable of up to 650Mps throughput and 500 Mpbs firewall and IPs throughput using the included AIP 20 SSM. This firewall is perfect for just about any enterprise organization and will last for the next three to seven years.
Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliance Platform Capabilities and Capacities
|Firewall Throughput||Up to 650 Mbps|
|Maximum Firewall and IPS Throughput|
• Up to 500 Mbps with AIP-SSM-20
• Up to 650 Mbps with AIP-SSM-40
|VPN Throughput||Up to 325 Mbps|
|IPsec VPN Peers||5000|
|SSL VPN Peer License Levels*||2, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 750, 1000, and 2500|
|Security Contexts||Up to 50*|
|Interfaces||4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 1 Fast Ethernet port|
|Virtual Interfaces (VLANs)||200|
|Scalability||VPN clustering and load balancing|
|High Availability||Active/Active**, Active/Standby| *Separately licensed feature; includes two with base system **Available for the firewall feature set Note: Performance numbers tested and validated with the ASA 7.2 Software Release