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Product Line: Cisco ASA 5500 Series
Product Type: Firewall Bundle
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Product Description

The ASA5520-AIP40-K9 Cisco offers advanced network security with a firewall throughput of up to 450 Mbps, supporting 280,000 concurrent sessions and up to 20 security contexts. It features 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and 1 Fast Ethernet interface, with the capacity for 5000 IPsec VPN peers and 2 SSL VPN peers, ensuring comprehensive connectivity options. Designed for scalability and high availability, it includes VPN clustering and load balancing, along with active/active and active/standby configurations, supporting up to 150 VLANs for enhanced network segmentation.

FAQs for the ASA5520-AIP40-K9

  • What is the maximum number of IPsec VPN Peers supported?
    The system supports up to 5000 IPsec VPN Peers.
  • How many Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces does the Edition IPS include?
    It includes 4 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces.
  • What is the firewall throughput capability?
    The firewall throughput can reach up to 450 Mbps.
  • Can you detail the high availability options for Edition IPS?
    Edition IPS supports both Active/Active and Active/Standby high availability configurations.
  • What is the total number of VLANs supported?
    It supports up to 150 VLANs.
  • How many SSL VPN Peers can be accommodated?
    The system accommodates up to 2 SSL VPN Peers.
  • What are the scalability features of Edition IPS?
    Edition IPS offers VPN Clustering and Load Balancing for scalability.
  • What is the capacity for new connections per second?
    The system can handle 12,000 new connections per second.
  • How many user-accessible flash slots are available?
    There is 1 user-accessible flash slot available.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C with a relative humidity of 5% to 95% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The CISCO ASA5520-AIP40-K9 supports a high number of VPN peers, with 5000 IPsec and 2 SSL VPN peers, catering to extensive network requirements. However, its firewall throughput is capped at 450 Mbps, which may be a limiting factor for high-traffic environments. Additional features like scalability options through VPN clustering and load balancing, along with high availability configurations, enhance its utility for large-scale operations.


The CISCO ASA5520-AIP40-K9 is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect networks. It integrates multiple security services without compromising performance. With its advanced features, it caters to a wide range of networking requirements, making it suitable for medium to large-sized enterprises. This model supports up to 5000 IPsec VPN peers and 2 SSL VPN peers, providing secure remote access for a large number of users. It is equipped with 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and 1 Fast Ethernet interface, facilitating high-speed connectivity and network segmentation. The device boasts a firewall throughput of up to 450 Mbps, ensuring efficient traffic management and security enforcement. The ASA5520-AIP40-K9 can handle up to 280,000 concurrent sessions, offering substantial capacity for user connections and data flows. It supports up to 20 security contexts, allowing for virtualized instances of the firewall within the same hardware, providing cost-effective ways to segment network environments securely. The device can manage up to 150 VLANs, enhancing network segmentation and security. Key features include: - VPN Clustering and Load Balancing, enhancing scalability and reliability. - High Availability configurations such as Active/Active and Active/Standby, ensuring continuous operation. - Unlimited Users/Nodes, accommodating expansive network environments. The VPN throughput for 3DES/AES encryption reaches up to 225 Mbps, securing data transmission without significant performance degradation. The ASA5520-AIP40-K9 is capable of establishing up to 12,000 new connections per second, highlighting its capability to handle high volumes of traffic efficiently. For expansion, the device includes 1 SSM slot and a user-accessible flash slot, along with 2 USB 2.0 ports for additional connectivity. It also features 2 serial ports (RJ-45) for console and auxiliary connections, facilitating management and configuration. The system is equipped with 512 MB of memory and requires a minimum of 64 MB of system flash, ensuring smooth operation of advanced security features. It operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function at altitudes of up to 9840 ft, making it adaptable to various environmental conditions. The minimum operating relative humidity is between 5% to 95% (noncondensing), ensuring reliability in diverse operational environments. In summary, the CISCO ASA5520-AIP40-K9 is a versatile and efficient security appliance that provides comprehensive protection and high performance for medium to large-sized networks. Its broad set of features and high capacity for VPN peers, concurrent sessions, and security contexts make it an excellent choice for organizations seeking to secure their network infrastructure effectively.


Part NumberCISCO ASA5520-AIP40-K9
SeriesASA 5500
FeaturesIntegrated IPS, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, GigE and FE ports
IPsec VPN Capacity5000 Connections
SSL VPN Capacity2 Connections
Gigabit Ethernet Ports4 Ports
Fast Ethernet Ports1 Port
Max Firewall Throughput450 Megabits/sec
Simultaneous Sessions280,000 Sessions
Security Contexts SupportedUp to 20 Contexts
Supported VLANs150 VLANs
Expansion FeaturesVPN clustering, Load balancing
Availability OptionsDual Modes: Active/Active, Active/Standby
Maximum UsersUnlimited
3DES/AES Throughput225 Megabits/sec
Connections Per Second12,000 Connections
SSM Slots1 Slot
Flash Memory Slot1 Slot
USB Ports2 Ports (USB 2.0)
Serial Interfaces2 Ports (RJ-45, Console, Auxiliary)
System Flash64 MB Minimum
Operating Temperature Range0 to 40 Degrees Celsius
Humidity Tolerance5% to 95% Non-condensing
Maximum Operational Altitude9840 Feet

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