The Cisco ASA 5512-X and 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliances combine the most widely deployed stateful inspection firewall in the industry with a comprehensive suite of next-generation network security services for comprehensive security without compromise. They provide multiple security services and redundant power supplies and help enable consistent security enforcement throughout the organization. In addition to comprehensive stateful inspection firewall capabilities, the Cisco ASA 5512-X and 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliances optionally provide broad and deep network security through an array of integrated cloud- and software-based security services, including Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), web security, Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS), and the only context-aware intrusion prevention system (IPS) – all with no need for additional hardware modules.
The Cisco ASA 5512-X and ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliances are part of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls, which is built on the same proven security platform as the rest of the Cisco ASA Family of firewalls and delivers exceptional application visibility and control along with superior performance and operational efficiency. The Cisco ASA 5512-X and 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliances are designed to meet evolving security needs by providing, among other things, innovative next-generation firewall services that make it possible to take advantage of new applications and devices without compromising security.
Unlike other next-generation firewalls, the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls keep pace with rapidly evolving needs by offering end-to-end network intelligence gained from combining the visibility from local traffic with in-depth global network intelligence using:
- Cisco TrustSec® technology
- Cisco AnyConnect® Secure Mobility Solution for unique mobile client insight
- Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) for near-real-time threat information and proactive protection
- Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall Services
With up to 1.2 Gbps of firewall throughput, 250,000 concurrent firewall connections, 15,000 connections per second, and 6 integrated Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the Cisco ASA 5512-X and ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliances are excellent choices for businesses requiring a high-performance, cost-effective, and extensible security solution with exceptional application visibility and control that can grow as your needs change.