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tato386
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ASA5510 vs 1841 router

I realize that this is not exactly an apples to apples comparison but how would these two guys stack up (performance wise) as edge devices on my network.  All I need is some basic firewall capability and one IPSec tunnel and both devices are capable of this.  I also need just two ethernert interfaces, one for the ISP and one for the private LAN and both devices also have this.

I am figuring if performace is roughly the same I stick with what I know best which is the router.  However if the ASA will give me better performance I will make the effort to learn and use it.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Diego

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Jennifer Halim
Cisco Employee

ASA5510 will provide better performance compared to 1841 router.

Please find the following performance matrix for each device for your comparison:

ASA: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html#~mid-range

1841: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/ps6184/product_data_sheet0900aecd8028a95f_ps5853_Products_Data_Sheet.html

Hope that helps.

tato386
Frequent Contributor

Thank you sir.  Very helpful links.

Diego

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