Race introduces a new multifunctional Cisco ASA 5500 firewall.

Race Communications begins deliveries of a new family of multifunctional Cisco ASA 5500 firewalls. The Cisco ASA 5500 family combines the functions of a firewall, an IPS/IDS intrusion detection (prevention) system, a network antivirus, and a VPN hub. As a central element of network security, the new firewalls allow you to block attacks before they get inside the network.

The new device has built-in application-level controls that were previously used in Cisco IPS 4200 devices. They make it possible to monitor how applications use network resources, monitor the work of commands and protocols, identify anomalies in the network and promptly respond to attacks by intruders, viruses and worms. Firewall functions are borrowed from the well-established Cisco PIX Firewall 500 family of firewalls.

The VNP Virtual Private Networking tools previously available in the Cisco VPN Concentrator 3000 family are now also integrated into Cisco ASA 5500 devices. At the same time, IPsec and SSL VPN are supported. QoS quality of service is also supported for data transmitted over a secure connection.

New devices are easily integrated into existing networks. This is achieved through the implementation of a large number of functions, such as:

  • Layer 2 transparent firewall
  • Services Virtualization – a method for creating virtual devices
  • Support for the 802.1Q protocol
  • Support for dynamic routing protocol OSPF
  • IPv6 and PIM protocol support
  • QoS Quality of Service assurance mechanisms

Models of the Cisco ASA 5500 family

Cisco ASA 5510 Cisco ASA 5520 Cisco ASA 5540
Firewall Performance up to 300 Mbps up to 450 Mbps up to 650 Mbps
Simultaneous operation of firewall, IPS, antivirus up to 150 Mbps with AIP-SSM-10 module up to 375 Mbps with AIP-SSM-20 module up to 450 Mbps with AIP-SSM-10 module
3DES/AES VPN encryption up to 170 Mbps up to 225 Mbps up to 325 Mbps
Connections up to 32,000 / 64,000 with a license 130 000 280 000
IPsec VPN connections 50/150 with a license 300/750 with a license 500/2000/5000 with a license
WebVPN connections 50/150 with a license 300/750 with a license 500/1250/2500 with a license
Integrated ports 3/5 Fast Ethernet 4 Gigabit Ethernet 4 Gigabit Ethernet
Virtual VLAN ports 0/10 25 100
Reservation not supported yes yes

Orders for the Cisco ASA 5500 family are being accepted today. Delivery from the Race Communications warehouse in Moscow or within 6-8 weeks. The cost of the Cisco ASA 5500 is from $ 3,495 according to the GPL price list.

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