Monday, May 26, 2014

ASA 5512-X vs. 5515-X vs. 5525-X vs. 5545-X vs. 5555-X

Without requiring additional hardware modules, ASA 5500-X Series provides next-generation security capabilities at scale. These appliances support services such as application visibility and control, web security essentials, intrusion prevention, remote access and cloud web security to provide an end-to-end, scalable security solution. Furthermore, integrating with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Cisco Any Connect Mobility solution, ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls provide a comprehensive BYOD solution for high-end enterprises and small businesses alike.

What’s New on Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls?
•Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall provides services such as Application Visibility and Control (AVC) Services to control specific behaviors within allowed micro-applications, Web Security Essentials (WSE) Services to restrict web and web application usage based on reputation of the site and Intrusion Prevention (IPS) to provide critical threat protection from internet edge related attacks on your personal use computing systems. Through Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO)*, these services provide web reputation that protects against zero-day threats.
•Cisco Prime Security Manager can now be used to centrally manage core ASA-X features along with Next-Generation services such as Application Visibility and Control, Web Security and IPS.
ASA IPS is the only context aware IPS that uses device awareness, network reputation of the source, target value and user identity to drive mitigation decisions and provides a proactive protection against threats. It uses a combination of on- and off-box intelligence and does not require an additional hardware module.
•4x increase in firewall throughput protects users as their current and future data consumption demands increase.
Redundant power supplies (on the ASA 5545-X and 5555-X appliances) protect against power outages.
•Multicore enterprise-class CPUs deliver better performance.
•Additional copper and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) Gigabit Ethernet ports provide greater flexibility for network configuration.
•Cisco Cloud Web Security provides unmatched web security, application visibility and control for organizations of all sizes through a network of global data centers.
•Cisco AnyConnect enables seamless secure remote access by providing an always-on secure connectivity experience across a broad set of desktop and mobile devices

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