Hi Everyone, just want to clarify something specially on the firewall throughput since I'm not that expert on security. Here is the scenario, we have a client that bought ASA 5506-X and their Internet speed is 500mbps. Upon checking with the datasheet of asa5506-x the firewall throughput is only 250mbps. And now they complaining that they experiencing a slow down with their network specially at peak hours. Did I need to advice our sales representative that they under size the Firewall throughput and not considering the internet speed of the client?
Appreciate your response. Thanks
It's not really as simple as just saying the throughput is 250 Mbps, it depends on what services you are running on the ASA. With AVC it is 250 Mbps, but if the ASA is only performing stateful L4 inspection it suddenly reaches 750 Mbps. However this is under ideal conditions with UDP only traffic, so I would consider this a theoretical max. In real world users would run a mix of UDP and TCP protocols and that lowers the throughput considerably. According to Cisco the max for multiprotocol is 300 Mbps, so in either way the 5506 is under sized for this client.
Hope this helps.
For throughput calculation :
I have this question as well. I want to use Cisco ASA 5506-X for my home lab. I have a 500/500Mbps connection through a 1GbE uplink. I can get around 530/530Mbps (66Mb/s). I only have a few servers, a laptop/desktop and a few wireless devices. I wonder if this model can take it. I am not going to use the FirePOWER services.
I don't mind buying a ASA 5508-X, but is has a built-in fan with does make a lot of noise. So according to the specs I am currently a bit disappointed about the performance.