Cisco ASA 5540 Model

The Cisco ASA 5540 appliances provide security services to medium to large enterprises. The Cisco ASA 5540 model supports a higher number of security contexts (50) to provide more flexibility and compartmentalized control of security policies. It also provides support for up to 10 appliances in a VPN cluster, supporting a maximum of 50,000 IPSec VPN peers per cluster (25,000 for WebVPN).

Cisco ASA 5540 is also a 1RU device. The external front and back layouts of Cisco ASA 5540 appliance are identical to those of the Cisco ASA 5510 and 5520 appliances. Figure 3-5 illustrates the front view of Cisco ASA 5540.

Figure 3-5. Cisco ASA 5540 Front View

Figure 3-6 illustrates the back view of Cisco ASA 5540.

Figure 3-6. Cisco ASA 5540 Back View

Table 3-3 lists the capabilities of the Cisco ASA 5540 appliance and its performance and connection limit numbers.

Table 3-3. Cisco ASA 5540 Model Capabilities

Description

Without VPN Plus License

With VPN Plus License

With VPN Premium License

Firewall throughput

Up to 650 Mbps

Up to 650 Mbps

Up to 650 Mbps

3DES/AES IPSec VPN throughput

Up to 325 Mbps

Up to 325 Mbps

Up to 325 Mbps

Connections

280,000

280,000

280,000

IPSec VPN peers

500

2000

5000

WebVPN peers

500

1250

2500

Interfaces

Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for security services and one Fast Ethernet port for OOB management

Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for security services and one Fast Ethernet port for OOB management

Four Gigabit Ethernet ports for security services and one Fast Ethernet port for OOB management

Virtual interfaces (VLANs)

100

100

100

High availability

Active/Active and Active/Standby

Active/Active and Active/Standby

Active/Active and Active/Standby

VPN scalability

VPN clustering and load balancing

VPN clustering and load balancing

VPN clustering and load balancing

Threat mitigation throughput (IPS, firewall, and Anti-X)

Up to 450 Mbps with AIP-SSM-20

Up to 450 Mbps with AIP-SSM-20

Up to 450 Mbps with AIP-SSM-20

Security contexts

Up to 50

Up to 50

Up to 50






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