The Cisco ASA is a security device that combines firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention, and virtual private network (VPN) capabilities. It provides proactive threat defense that stops attacks before they spread through the network.
Some of our best selling Cisco ASA Firewalls are Cisco ASA 5505, Cisco ASA 5506 The Cisco Firepower NGFW includes Application Visibility and Control (AVC), optional Next-Gen IPS (NGIPS), Cisco® Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks, and URL Filtering. The Cisco Firepower 2100 Series, 4100 Series, and 9300 appliances use the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense software image. Alternatively, Cisco Firepower 2100 Series, 4100 Series, and 9300 appliances can support the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software image. Cisco Firepower NGFWs may be managed in a variety of ways depending on the way you work, your environment, and your needs.
The Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall is the smallest model in the new 5500 Cisco series of hardware appliances. Although this model is suitable for small businesses, branch offices or even home use, its firewall security capabilities are the same as the biggest models (5510, 5520, 5540 etc). The Adaptive Security technology of the ASA firewalls offers solid and reliable firewall protection, advanced application-aware security, denial of service attack protection and much more. Moreover, the performance of the ASA 5505 appliance supports 150Mbps firewall throughput and 4000 firewall connections per second, which is more than enough for small networks. In this article, I will explain the basic Cisco ASA 5505 configuration for connecting a small network to the Internet.
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