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Product Line: Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Product Type: Firewall
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Product Description

The ASA5525-SSD120-K9 is equipped with a 120 GB SSD for storage and runs on 8 GB of memory, ensuring efficient data processing and storage capabilities. It features 8 GE ports and 1 management port for connectivity, alongside a 1 expansion slot for system upgrades, supporting up to 500,000 concurrent connections with a maximum stateful inspection throughput of 2 Gbps. This device is designed for secure and high-capacity operations, offering 300 Mbps VPN throughput, 600 Mbps ASA IPS throughput, and 750 IPsec VPN peers, all within a 1 rack unit size for efficient space utilization.

FAQs for the ASA5525-SSD120-K9

  • What is the SSD capacity of the device?
    The device comes with a 120 GB SSD.
  • How many GE ports does it include?
    It includes 8 Copper GE ports.
  • Is there a dedicated management port available?
    Yes, there is 1 Copper management port.
  • Can you expand the device's capabilities?
    Yes, it has 1 expansion slot for additional capabilities.
  • What is the maximum stateful inspection throughput?
    The maximum stateful inspection throughput is 2 Gbps.
  • How does the device perform in VPN throughput?
    VPN throughput performance is rated at 300 Mbps.
  • What amount of memory is installed in the device?
    The device is equipped with 8 GB of memory.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 4.45 cm in depth, 20.04 cm in height, and 36.2 cm in width.
  • How many IPsec VPN Peers can the device support?
    It can support up to 750 IPsec VPN Peers.
  • What is the device's weight with the AC power supply?
    With the AC power supply, the device weighs 22 lbs.

Product Review

The CISCO ASA5525-SSD120-K9 offers high performance with a maximum stateful inspection throughput of 2 Gbps and a next-generation firewall throughput of 650 Mbps, accommodating demanding network environments. However, its VPN throughput is limited to 300 Mbps, which may be a bottleneck for organizations with heavy remote access needs. Additionally, its support for up to 750 IPsec VPN peers and 500,000 concurrent connections makes it suitable for medium to large-sized enterprises, but the unit is constrained by its single expansion slot and 8 GE ports for future scalability.


The CISCO ASA5525-SSD120-K9 is a next-generation firewall designed to provide security and reliability for medium to large-sized networks. This model includes a 120 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for storage, ensuring faster data access and improved performance over traditional hard disk drives. The hardware specifications of this device cater to a wide range of network security requirements, making it a versatile choice for various applications. At the heart of the CISCO ASA5525-SSD120-K9 is its capability to handle a maximum stateful inspection throughput of 2 Gbps, which means it can efficiently manage large volumes of data while maintaining the integrity and security of the network. In addition, it offers VPN throughput of 300 Mbps, enabling secure remote access and ensuring data is safely transmitted across networks. The device is equipped with 8 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports, all copper, providing ample connectivity options for different network devices. There is also 1 copper management port for easy device management and 1 expansion slot, offering flexibility for future upgrades or additional connectivity needs. The memory capacity of this model is 8 GB, supporting the processing needs of the device for smooth and efficient operation.
  • Maximum Stateful Inspection Throughput: 2 Gbps
  • VPN Throughput: 300 Mbps
  • Memory: 8 GB
With dimensions measuring 4.45 cm in depth, 20.04 cm in height, and 36.2 cm in width, and weighing 22 lbs with the AC power supply, this 1-rack unit device is designed for easy installation and integration into existing network racks. LED indicators provide instant visual feedback on the device's status and performance. The ASA IPS throughput capability of this model is 600 Mbps, enhancing its ability to prevent threats and attacks on the network. The device supports up to 750 IPsec VPN peers, allowing a significant number of remote connections to be securely managed. It can handle up to 500,000 concurrent connections with a rate of 20,000 connections per second, demonstrating its capacity to support high-demand network environments. Support for 200 VLANs enables segmenting the network into different parts for improved security and management. The high availability features, including Active/Active and Active/Standby modes, ensure continuous operation and network uptime, even in the event of hardware failure. Connectivity options are rounded off with two USB 2.0 ports, allowing for easy backup and firmware upgrades. The next-generation firewall throughput (multiprotocol) of 650 Mbps ensures that the device can handle various types of network traffic efficiently, providing a secure and reliable network environment. In summary, the CISCO ASA5525-SSD120-K9 is a comprehensive solution for network security, offering high performance, reliability, and flexibility. Its advanced features and hardware specifications make it suitable for a wide range of network environments, from medium-sized businesses to large enterprises.


Part Number and Manufacturer CISCO ASA5525-SSD120-K9
SSD Capacity 120 GB
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Quantity 8 Copper
Management Port Count 1 Copper
Expansion Slot Total 1
Peak Stateful Inspection Rate 2 Gbps
Maximum VPN Speed 300 Mbps
RAM Size 8 GB
Form Factor in Rack Units 1
Device Depth 4.45 cm
Device Height 20.04 cm
Device Width 36.2 cm
Status Indicators Presence Yes
Integrated IPS Speed 600 Mbps
Secured VPN Speed 300 Mbps
IPsec VPN User Capacity 750
Simultaneous Connections Limit 500,000
New Connections Rate per Second 20,000
Supported VLANs 200
Redundancy Configuration Options Active/Active and Active/Standby
USB Ports (Version 2.0) 2
Unit Weight with AC Power Supply 22 lbs
Firewall Throughput for Mixed Protocols 650 Mbps

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