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Product Description

The ASA-SSP-10-K8 features a Security Services Processor SSP 10 and supports VPN Clustering with options for both Active/Active and Active/Standby high availability configurations. It includes 2 USB 2.0 ports and a 1 RJ-45 serial port for console and auxiliary connections, housed in a 2 RU rack-mountable form factor. The device operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, supports a relative humidity of 10% to 90% (Noncondensing), and can function at altitudes from 0 to 10,000 ft.

FAQs for the ASA-SSP-10-K8

  • What is the form factor of the Security Services Processor SSP 10?
    The form factor is 2 RU.
  • Does the SSP 10 support VPN clustering?
    Yes, VPN clustering is supported.
  • How many USB 2.0 ports are available on this device?
    There are 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  • Is load balancing available on the SSP 10?
    No, load balancing is not supported.
  • What types of high availability does it support?
    It supports Active/Active and Active/Standby high availability configurations.
  • How many serial ports does the SSP 10 include, and what type are they?
    It includes 1 RJ-45 serial port for Console and Auxiliary use.
  • Can the device be mounted in a rack?
    Yes, it is rack-mountable.
  • What is the system flash size of SSP 10?
    The system flash size is 2 GB.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.
  • What line voltage does the device operate on?
    It operates on a line voltage of 100 to 240 VAC.

Product Review

The CISCO ASA-SSP-10-K8 offers VPN clustering and high availability options such as Active/Active and Active/Standby, catering to businesses requiring uninterrupted service. However, it lacks load balancing features, potentially limiting its efficiency in distributing network traffic. Additionally, with operating noise levels at 65 dBa, it may not be suitable for environments where noise is a concern.


The Cisco ASA-SSP-10-K8 is a highly capable security services processor designed to deliver comprehensive, multi-layered security, including protection against a wide range of threats. It supports VPN clustering for scalable and flexible VPN performance. However, it does not support load balancing. The device can operate in both active/active and active/standby modes for high availability, ensuring continuous operation and minimal downtime in critical network environments. Connectivity options on the ASA-SSP-10-K8 include two USB 2.0 ports for external devices and one RJ-45 port serving both console and auxiliary functions. This flexibility in connections facilitates management and integration into various network configurations. The processor is also designed for easy installation in standard server racks, with a 2 RU form factor, highlighting its suitability for enterprise data centers. With 2 GB of system flash, the ASA-SSP-10-K8 offers ample storage for firmware, configurations, and software updates, ensuring the device can adapt to evolving security needs. This capacity contributes to the processor's overall reliability and performance in demanding network environments. Key environmental specifications ensure the ASA-SSP-10-K8 operates optimally under various conditions. It can function within a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and can withstand non-condensing humidity levels from 10% to 90%. These specifications ensure reliable performance in a wide range of operational environments. Moreover, the device is designed to operate effectively up to an altitude of 10,000 feet, with noise levels maintained at 65 dBa, balancing operational efficiency with user comfort in noise-sensitive environments. For storage, the processor is capable of withstanding temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C and humidity levels from 5% to 95% non-condensing. This wide range of storage conditions underlines the device's durability and reliability over time, even in challenging environmental conditions. Additionally, it can be stored at altitudes up to 30,000 feet, ensuring its components are protected against a broad spectrum of atmospheric pressures. Electrical specifications include a line voltage requirement of 100 to 240 VAC, accommodating varying power supplies and ensuring easy deployment in different geographical locations. Its physical dimensions, with a height of 3.47 inches, a width of 19 inches, and a depth of 26.5 inches, are standardized to fit into existing rack setups, facilitating seamless integration into data centers. Key features include: - VPN Clustering: Enhances VPN performance and scalability. - High Availability: Supports active/active and active/standby configurations. - Rack Mountable: 2 RU form factor for easy integration into data centers. In summary, the Cisco ASA-SSP-10-K8 is engineered for networks requiring high-performance security solutions. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with flexible connectivity options and robust environmental tolerances, make it a suitable choice for organizations looking to protect their digital assets while ensuring continuous operation and minimal service interruptions.


Part NumberCISCO ASA-SSP-10-K8
Processor for Security ServicesSSP 10
Support for VPN GroupingEnabled
Capability for Distributing LoadUnavailable
Options for System RedundancyDual Modes: Active/Active and Active/Standby
USB Ports Version 2.02 Ports
Communication Ports1 RJ-45 for Console and Auxiliary Use
Compatibility with Rack InstallationSupported
Internal Storage for System Configuration2 Gigabytes
Lowest Temperature for Operation0 Degrees Celsius
Highest Temperature for Operation40 Degrees Celsius
Operational Humidity Threshold - Minimum10% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Threshold - Maximum90% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Maximum Elevation for OperationUp to 10,000 Feet
Acoustic Output65 Decibels
Storage Temperature - Minimum-40 Degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature - Maximum70 Degrees Celsius
Humidity Range for Storage - Minimum5% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Humidity Range for Storage - Maximum95% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Elevation Limit for StorageUp to 30,000 Feet
Electrical Input Range100 to 240 Volts AC
Physical Configuration2 Rack Units
Equipment Height3.47 Inches
Equipment Width19 Inches
Equipment Depth26.5 Inches

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