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Product Line: Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Product Type: Adaptive Security Appliance with with FirePOWER Services
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Product Description

The ASA5506W-B-K9 Cisco integrates Wi-Fi support (US only) with 8GE data ports and a 1GE management port, tailored for compact and simplified small office deployments. It delivers 250 Mbps application control throughput, supports over 3,000 applications, and manages up to 50,000 concurrent sessions with 3DES/AES encryption. This device offers 750 Mbps stateful inspection throughput, 100 Mbps 3DES/AES VPN throughput, and enables up to 50 Cisco AnyConnect Plus/Apex VPN simultaneous connections, ensuring secure and efficient network management.

FAQs for the ASA5506W-B-K9

  • What type of Wi-Fi support is available?
    Yes, Wi-Fi support is available for US only.
  • Does the device support VLANs?
    Yes, the device supports up to 5 VLANs.
  • What are the data port specifications?
    The device has 8GE data ports.
  • How many USB 2.0 ports are included?
    There are 2 USB 2.0 ports of Type A, High Speed.
  • What encryption methods are supported?
    The device supports 3DES/AES encryption.
  • What is the maximum throughput for Application Control?
    The maximum throughput for Application Control is 250 Mbps.
  • Can the device be managed centrally?
    Yes, it can be managed using Cisco Security Manager and Cisco Firepower Management Center.
  • How many concurrent sessions can the device handle?
    It can handle up to 50,000 concurrent sessions.
  • What is the stateful inspection throughput?
    The stateful inspection throughput is 750 Mbps.
  • How many IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Peers are supported?
    The device supports up to 10 IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Peers.

Product Review

The Cisco ASA5506W-B-K9 offers solid Wi-Fi support tailored for US users and a comprehensive suite of security features, including encryption with 3DES/AES and support for over 3,000 applications, ensuring versatile and secure network management options. However, its throughput for application control is limited to 250 Mbps, which may constrain performance in high-demand environments, and the device supports only 5 VLANs, potentially limiting network segmentation capabilities. Additionally, the maximum of 10 IPsec site-to-site VPN peers and 50 maximum simultaneous VPN connections could be insufficient for larger or rapidly growing organizations.


The Cisco ASA5506W-B-K9 is a security appliance that integrates comprehensive security features to protect your network from threats. It is specifically designed for small office deployments, providing a compact and simplified solution. With Wi-Fi support available for the US, this device ensures secure wireless connectivity alongside its core functionalities. At the heart of its hardware specifications, the device boasts eight Gigabit Ethernet (GE) data ports and one Gigabit Ethernet management port, facilitating high-speed connections and efficient network management. The power supply is AC, ensuring reliable operation under various electrical conditions. Security is paramount with the ASA5506W-B-K9, featuring an encryption license for 3DES/AES to safeguard data transmission across the network. It offers an application control throughput of 250 Mbps, allowing swift and secure access to over 3,000 supported applications. The device can handle up to 50,000 maximum concurrent sessions, demonstrating its capability to support multiple connections without compromising performance.
  • Stateful inspection throughput of 750 Mbps ensures meticulous scrutiny of packets, maintaining network integrity.
  • 3DES/AES VPN throughput at 100 Mbps provides secure and efficient remote access.
  • Support for up to 10 IPsec site-to-site VPN peers facilitates secure branch-to-branch connection.
The ASA5506W-B-K9 categorizes more than 280 million URLs across over 80 categories, enabling precise control over web access and enhancing security measures. Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting can be achieved through Cisco Security Manager and Cisco Firepower Management Center, offering streamlined management of security policies and events. On-device management is supported by ASDM Version 7.3 or higher, allowing for direct configuration and maintenance of the device. The appliance supports an unlimited number of users/nodes, making it adaptable to growing business needs. It also supports up to 50 Cisco AnyConnect Plus/Apex VPN maximum simultaneous connections, providing secure remote access for employees. With support for 5 VLANs, the device enables segmentation of the network into distinct broadcast domains for enhanced security and performance. The high availability feature allows for active/standby configuration, ensuring continuous network uptime and reliability. Connectivity options include two USB 2.0 ports for high-speed data transfers and a serial port (1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console) for local management and configuration. The appliance is equipped with 4 GB of memory, ensuring smooth operation and efficient handling of network traffic. The operating temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C allows the ASA5506W-B-K9 to perform reliably in various environmental conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of small office settings. In summary, the Cisco ASA5506W-B-K9 is a versatile and efficient security appliance designed to meet the networking and security needs of small office deployments. With its comprehensive security features, high-speed connectivity, and efficient management options, it provides a solid foundation for protecting your network infrastructure.


Item Number ASA5506W-B-K9
Manufacturer Cisco
Support for Wi-Fi Limited to the United States
Ethernet Ports 8 Gigabit Ethernet
Console Port Specification 1 Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply Specification Alternating Current (AC)
Encryption Standards Triple DES and AES
Application Inspection Speed 250 Megabits per second
Maximum Sessions Simultaneously 50,000
Application Support Count Over 3,000
Classification of URLs More than 80 categories
URLs Classified Exceeding 280 million
Management Tools Supported by Cisco Security Manager and Cisco Firepower Management Center
Local Management Software Requirement Requires ASDM 7.3+
Inspection Throughput with Stateful Inspection 750 Megabits per second
VPN Throughput with 3DES/AES 100 Megabits per second
Node Support No limit
Maximum IPsec VPN Sites 10
Concurrent Connections with Cisco AnyConnect 50
Supported VLANs 5
Redundancy Configuration Active/Passive
USB Interface 2 Type-A, USB 2.0
Console Interfaces 1 RJ-45 and 1 Mini USB
System Memory 4GB
Operational Heat Range 32°F to 104°F
Usage Scenario Optimized for small offices

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