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Product Line: Cisco WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9
Product Type: Module
Original price $0.00 - Original price $3,207.00
Original price
$0.00 - $3,207.00
Current price $3,207.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9 Cisco delivers a maximum firewall throughput of 20 Gbps and a multiprotocol firewall throughput of 16 Gbps, supporting up to 10,000,000 concurrent connections and 300,000 connections per second. It provides comprehensive encryption capabilities with 3DES/AES, offering a maximum 3DES/AES VPN throughput of 2 Gbps and supports up to 10,000 site-to-site VPN user sessions, 10,000 IPsec IKEv client VPN user sessions, and 10,000 AnyConnect or clientless VPN user sessions. Designed for high availability with options for Active/Active and Active/Standby configurations, it is compatible with Catalyst 6500-E switches and ensures secure network operations with up to 2 million access control entries and 10 million NAT translations.

Key Feature for the WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9

  • What is the maximum firewall throughput of this device?
    The maximum firewall throughput is 20 Gbps.
  • How many concurrent connections can be supported?
    It supports up to 10,000,000 concurrent connections.
  • What encryption methods are available?
    The device supports 3DES and AES encryption methods.
  • What is the maximum 3DES/AES VPN throughput?
    Maximum 3DES/AES VPN throughput is 2 Gbps.
  • How many maximum site-to-site VPN user sessions can be accommodated?
    It can accommodate up to 10,000 site-to-site VPN user sessions.
  • Can you specify the number of VLANs supported?
    The device supports up to 1000 VLANs.
  • What high availability modes are available?
    High availability is supported in both Active/Active and Active/Standby modes.
  • How many security contexts are included by default?
    2 security contexts are included by default.
  • What is the maximum power consumption of the device?
    Maximum power consumption is 352.8 W.
  • What type of switches is this device compatible with?
    It is for use with Catalyst 6500-E Switches.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9 offers high firewall throughput of up to 20 Gbps and a significant capacity for concurrent connections, supporting up to 10 million connections, making it suitable for large-scale data centers. However, its maximum 3DES/AES VPN throughput is limited to 2 Gbps, which may restrict performance in environments heavily reliant on encrypted traffic. Additionally, the module supports a wide range of security features and high availability options but requires a substantial power consumption of 352.8 W, which could impact operational costs.


The Cisco WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9 is a high-capacity, high-performance security services module specifically designed for the Catalyst 6500 Series switches and Cisco 7600 Series routers. This module delivers exceptional security capabilities, transforming these platforms into a comprehensive security solution that can meet the demands of a wide range of networking environments. This module boasts a maximum firewall throughput of 20 Gbps and a multiprotocol firewall throughput of 16 Gbps, ensuring fast and secure data processing. It supports up to 10,000,000 concurrent connections with a capability of establishing up to 300,000 connections per second, making it suitable for high-demand networks. The device offers robust encryption capabilities with support for 3DES/AES, ensuring secure data transmission across the network. It has a maximum 3DES/AES VPN throughput of 2 Gbps, accommodating up to 10,000 site-to-site VPN user sessions, IPsec IKEv client VPN user sessions, and AnyConnect or clientless VPN user sessions each. Additionally, it supports up to 7500 Cisco Cloud Web Security users, providing comprehensive web security solutions. -
  • Includes 2 security contexts as standard, with options to expand up to 250 licenses for enhanced segmentation and security policy enforcement.
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  • Supports up to 4 ASA Services Modules per Catalyst 6500 or Cisco 7600 Series chassis, maximizing scalability and flexibility in deployment.
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  • Designed for high availability with Active/Active and Active/Standby configurations, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous network protection.
  • The module is capable of managing 10 million NAT translations and 2 million access control entries, offering extensive network control and security. It supports 1000 VLANs and allows for 16 pairs of transparent mode VLANs, providing versatility in network design and segmentation. For software support, the module requires Cisco ASA Software Release 9.0.1 or later, ensuring compatibility with the latest security features and enhancements. Its maximum power consumption is 352.8 W, aligning with the energy demands of modern data center environments. The hardware meets a range of safety and EMC immunity standards, including UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, and several others, certifying its reliability and safety for use in various geographical regions. It is also compliant with ETSI storage, transportation, and stationary use standards, highlighting its durability and suitability for a variety of operational conditions. This module is designed to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of data centers in protecting their networks and applications, offering a scalable, high-performance solution for comprehensive network security. It is specifically for use with Catalyst 6500-E Switches, integrating seamlessly into existing network infrastructures to enhance security without compromising on performance.


    Item NumberCisco WS-SVC-ASA-SM1-K9
    Top Firewall Speed20 Gbps
    Firewall Throughput Across Multiple Protocols16 Gbps
    Simultaneous Connections10 million
    New Connections Every Second300,000
    Supported Encryption Methods3DES/AES
    Peak VPN Throughput Using 3DES/AES2 Gbps
    Peak VPN Sessions for Site-to-Site Connections10,000
    Maximal IPsec IKEv VPN Sessions for Remote Users10,000
    Peak AnyConnect or VPN Sessions Without a Client10,000
    Users Supported by Cisco Cloud Web Security7,500
    Default Security Contexts2
    Modules per Switch Capacity4 ASA Services Modules in Catalyst 6500 or Cisco 7600 Series Chassis
    Supported VLANs1,000
    Options for High AvailabilityActive/Active, Active/Standby
    Network Address Translation Records10 million
    Transparent Mode Support for VLAN Pairs16
    Number of Access Control Rules2 million
    Required Software VersionCisco ASA Software v9.0.1 or newer
    Compliance Standards for SafetyUL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, AS/NZS 60950-1, GB4943
    EMC ComplianceEN50082-1, EN61000-6-1, EN55024, CISPR24, EN300386, KN 61000-4 Series
    Primary UseEnhancing network and application protection efficiency in data centers
    ETSI Standard ComplianceETSI ETS 300 019-2-1, Class 1.2 Storage; ETS 300 019-2-2, Class 2.3 Transportation; ETS 300 019-2-3, Class 3.2 Stationary Use
    CompatibilityDesigned for Catalyst 6500-E Series Switches
    Available Security Context Licenses5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250
    Energy Use352.8 W

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