WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9: Cisco Catalyst switch 6500 ASA and SM1 Bundle, Security Appliance, Plug- in, Firewall Throughput, Cisco
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module delivers superior technology that seamlessly integrates with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches to provide unmatched security, reliability, and performance. Based on the Cisco ASA platform, the most widely deployed firewall in the industry, the ASA Services Module supports the highest throughput, five times the concurrent connections, and twice as many connections per second as competitive network security modules, to meet the growing needs of today’s most dynamic organizations – all in single blade architecture.
The ASA Services Module makes it easy to add full firewall capabilities to an existing infrastructure by sliding a blade into an empty slot in an existing Catalyst 6500 Series switch – no additional rack space, cabling, power, or physical interface is required. It also works in tandem with other modules in the chassis to deliver robust security throughout the entire chassis, effectively making every port a security port. By using the data center’s existing infrastructure to deliver network security services, the ASA Services Module delivers superior return on investment (ROI) and greatly simplifies maintenance and management.
- Seamless integration
The ASA Services Module seamlessly integrates with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches. Full firewall capabilities are added by simply sliding the ASA Services Module into an empty slot in the existing Catalyst 6500 series switch. No rack space is required, since it populates an empty slot within the existing switch; all interfaces are virtual, eliminating the need to manage physical interfaces; and the module uses the existing switch connections, so no re-cabling is required.
- Simplified maintenance and management
The ASA Services Module integrates easily with the Catalyst 6500 series chassis, using the same connections and management software as the rest of the switch. In effect, the module becomes part of the switch, with almost no increase in the time, effort, and cost of managing and maintaining the switch. Essentially, high-performance network security services are added to an existing infrastructure at a fraction of the maintenance and management required by a standalone security appliance.
- Minimal environmental costs
As a fully integrated component of the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switch, the ASA Services Module utilizes the power and cooling from the switch. Moreover, it consumes far less power than competitive modules, and a fraction of what is required by standalone appliances. Redundant ASA Services Modules can run on the smallest power supply, and will only consume a maximum of 352.8 watts or 8.4 amps at 42 V.
|Device Type||Security appliance|
|Form Factor||Plug-in module|
|Performance||Firewall throughput : 20 Gbps
Multiprotocol firewall throughput : 16 Gbps
Connection rate : 300000 connections per second
|Capacity||Concurrent connections : 10000000
Access control entries : 2000000
NAT translations : 10000000
Security contexts : 2
Virtual interfaces (VLANs) : 1000
|Designed For||Catalyst 6503-E, 6504-E, 6506-E, 6506-E IDSM-2, 6509-E, 6509-E 10Gig, 6509-V-E, 6513-E|