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Product Line: ASA Series
Product Type: Firewall
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Product Description

The ASA5508-K9 Cisco features a stateful inspection firewall throughput of 1 Gbps, and IPSec VPN throughput of 175 Mbps, designed for secure, high-speed data transmission. It supports 8 RJ-45 interfaces for versatile connectivity options, along with a comprehensive suite of capabilities including application visibility and control for over 4000 applications. This device is equipped for scalability with VPN load balancing, automated threat feed, and IPS signature updates, making it suitable for centralized management in diverse network environments.

Key Feature for the ASA5508-K9

  • What is the stateful inspection firewall throughput capability?
    The stateful inspection firewall throughput is 1 Gbps.
  • How does the NGFW handle IPSec VPN throughput using 1024B TCP with Fastpath?
    IPSec VPN Throughput (1024B TCP w/Fastpath) operates at 175 Mbps.
  • Can you detail the maximum new connections per second with AVC?
    The maximum new connections per second with AVC is 7.5K.
  • What is the throughput for NGIPS with 1024B and 450B packet sizes?
    Throughput for NGIPS is 250 Mbps for 1024B and 125 Mbps for 450B packet sizes.
  • How many RJ-45 interfaces are available?
    There are 8 RJ-45 interfaces available.
  • What are the capabilities for application visibility and control?
    Application visibility and control supports more than 4000 applications, including insights into geolocations, users, and websites.
  • What is the throughput when FW + AVC (1024B) is enabled?
    The throughput is 450 Mbps when FW + AVC (1024B) is enabled.
  • How does the device manage URL filtering?
    URL filtering covers more than 80 categories and categorizes more than 280 million URLs.
  • What are the throughput rates for FW + AVC + IPS for both 1024B and 450B?
    Throughput rates are 250 Mbps for 1024B and 125 Mbps for 450B when FW + AVC + IPS is enabled.
  • Describe the form factor and size of the device.
    The device has a form factor of 1 Rack Unit (RU), is 19-in. rack-mountable, and measures 1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 inches.

Product Review

The Cisco ASA5508-K9 offers a comprehensive security solution with a stateful inspection firewall throughput of 1 Gbps and integrated support for over 4000 applications, providing detailed control over network traffic. However, its performance metrics, such as the NGFW throughput of 250 Mbps and IPSec VPN throughput of 175 Mbps, may limit its suitability for high-demand environments. Additionally, the device supports centralized management and automated updates, ensuring ease of use for network administrators, but its scalability options, particularly in VPN load balancing, might not meet the needs of rapidly expanding networks.


The Cisco ASA5508-K9 is a comprehensive security solution designed for a variety of network environments. This device integrates multiple security services and advanced features without compromising on performance. Its core specifications ensure efficient operation and robust security measures tailored to meet the demands of modern networks. At the heart of its performance capabilities, the ASA5508-K9 delivers a stateful inspection firewall throughput of 1 Gbps, ensuring rapid processing of large volumes of traffic without bottlenecking. For environments requiring advanced security features, such as Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) services, it provides a throughput of 250 Mbps, accommodating the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises effectively. The hardware is equipped with 8 RJ-45 interfaces, facilitating flexible connectivity options for a wide range of network configurations. This versatility is further enhanced by the device's form factor, a 1 Rack Unit (RU) size that is designed for 19-inch rack mountable setups, making it an ideal choice for standardized data center racks.
  • Throughput with Firewall plus Application Visibility and Control (AVC) reaches up to 450 Mbps for 1024-byte packet sizes, and 175 Mbps for 450-byte packet sizes, demonstrating its capability to manage traffic efficiently while maintaining security measures.
  • Integrating both AVC and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) services, the throughput performance is 250 Mbps for 1024-byte packets and 125 Mbps for 450-byte packets, illustrating the device's ability to provide comprehensive security without compromising speed.
  • The IPSec VPN Throughput stands at 175 Mbps for 1024-byte TCP packets with Fastpath, showcasing its capability to secure site-to-site or remote access connections rapidly.
For operations demanding high-speed encrypted traffic, the ASA5508-K9 provides TLS encryption throughput of 250 Mbps, ensuring secure communication channels are maintained without significant performance impacts. The device supports a maximum of 7.5K new connections per second with AVC, highlighting its capacity to handle high volumes of simultaneous connections efficiently. Centralized management is a core feature of the ASA5508-K9, offering streamlined configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting. This simplifies the management of network security, especially in complex environments. The Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) provides web-based, local management suitable for small-scale deployments, offering an intuitive interface for device administration. Application Visibility and Control (AVC) is standard, supporting over 4000 applications, users, geolocations, and websites, enabling precise control and monitoring of application usage across the network. URL Filtering capabilities are extensive, with more than 80 categories and over 280 million URLs categorized, facilitating comprehensive web security measures. The ASA5508-K9 also features automated threat feed and IPS signature updates, ensuring the device is always equipped with the latest information to protect against emerging threats. Scalability features such as VPN load balancing enhance the device's utility in growing network environments, ensuring security measures scale with network expansion. Measuring 1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 inches and equipped with 8 1Ge Integrated I/O ports, the ASA5508-K9 combines compact design with high-density connectivity options, making it a powerful and efficient solution for securing modern networks.


Part Number Cisco ASA5508-K9
Firewall Performance 1 Gbps
Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Throughput 250 Mbps
Network Interfaces 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Throughput with Firewall and AVC (1024-byte packets) 450 Mbps
Throughput with Firewall, AVC, and IPS (1024-byte packets) 250 Mbps
Throughput with Firewall and AVC (450-byte packets) 175 Mbps
Throughput with Firewall, AVC, and IPS (450-byte packets) 125 Mbps
New Connections per Second with AVC 7500
TLS Throughput 250 Mbps
Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) Throughput (1024-byte packets) 250 Mbps
NGIPS Throughput (450-byte packets) 125 Mbps
IPSec VPN Throughput (1024B TCP with Fastpath) 175 Mbps
Management Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and report generation
Application Identification and Control Identifies and controls over 4000 applications, geolocations, users, and websites
URL Filtering Categories Over 80
URL Filtering Database More than 280 million URLs categorized
Automated Security Updates Automatic updates for threat feeds and IPS signatures
Stateful Firewall Throughput 1 Gbps
Maximum Concurrent Connections 500,000
VPN Capabilities Supports VPN load balancing
Management Interface Web-based management for small deployments
Physical Form Factor 1U, suitable for 19-inch rack mounting
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 inches
Integrated Network Interfaces 8 x 1Gb Ethernet ports

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