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Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall Edition Bundle - security appliance

Mfg. Part: ASA5505-BUN-K9 | CDW Part: 1065037 | UNSPSC: 43222501
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  • Security appliance
  • 8 ports
  • 10 users
  • 100Mb LAN
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Security appliance
  • 8 ports
  • 10 users
  • 100Mb LAN
Powerful firewall integration combined with reliable security what define the Cisco ASA 5505 10-user bundle. It starts with an eight-port Fast Ethernet switch that acts as your route to the Internet outside your network. The switch provides everything you need to secure and maintain your enterprise network, including a 100 Mbps connection when using a 3DES/AES VPN. It also offers a 150 Mbps stateful inspection throughput as well as a 75 Mbps IPS throughput in order to keep your systems running as efficiently as possible.

What matters most, however, is its setup, and the intuitive Web browser-based setup allows you to configure the Cisco ASA 5505 security appliance exactly as needed. You can have up to 10 VPN users with this bundle and up to two premium VPN users, although you can expand to 25 VPN users and 25 premium VPN users if necessary. An expansion slot supports add-on capabilities should you need them as your business expands.

Once the Cisco ASA 5500 security appliance is set up, it offers all the essential protections required when your staff is browsing the Internet, including anti-spyware and antivirus software. In addition you can potentially boost productivity by restricting users from certain sites using the included software and prevent users from using instant messaging services and peers-to-peer file sharing if required. The security appliance also has real-time monitoring that allows it to inspect emails and downloads as they cross into your network to intercept potential security risks before they become problems.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Networking
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet
Features: DMZ port , Firewall protection , Power over Ethernet (PoE) , VLAN support , VPN support , Wall mountable
Form Factor: External
Network Transport Protocol: IPSec
Ports Qty: 8
Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE
Type: Security appliance

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 6
Type: 100Base-TX



Qty: 2
Type: 100Base-TX (PoE)



Connector Type: Type A
Qty: 3
Type: USB 2.0



Qty: 1
Type: Management

Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards: AS/NZ 3548 Class B , CISPR 22 Class B , CSA 22.2 No. 60950 , EN 60950 , EN 61000-3-2 , EN 61000-3-3 , EN55022 Class B , FCC Class B certified , FCC Part 15 , IEC 60950 , UL 60950 , VCCI Class B ITE
Encryption Algorithm: AES , DES , SSL , Triple DES
License Qty: 10 users
Rack Mounting Kit: Optional

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95%
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Header
Brand: Cisco
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Model: 5505 Firewall Edition Bundle
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco ASA

Modem
Type: None

Power Device
Frequency Required: 50/60 Hz
Nominal Voltage: AC 120/230 V
Type: External power adapter

Slot Provided
Free Qty: 1
Total Qty: 1

Capacity
Type: IPSec VPN peers
Value: 10



Type: SSL VPN peers
Value: 2



Type: Concurrent sessions
Value: 10000

Performance
Type: Firewall throughput
Value: 150 Mbps



Type: VPN throughput
Value: 100 Mbps

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 6.9 in
Height: 1.7 in
Weight: 3.97 lbs
Width: 7.9 in

Chassis
Installed Devices Modules Qty: 0
Supported Devices Modules Qty: 1

Expansion Slots
Type: Expansion slot

Flash Memory
Installed Size: 128 MB
Type: Flash

RAM
Form Factor: DIMM 184-pin
Installed Size: 512 MB
Max Supported Size: 512 MB
Technology: DDR SDRAM

Product Reviews
Cisco ASA 5505 Firewall Edition Bundle - security appliance is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 77.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using these security devices for over 10 years, and they have always proven reliable, with the right support package you can make sure your network will stay safe and secure
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes for a great ASA. Been using it for a WHILE now and havent had issues. It is a cisco product so you defintley get what you pay for.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The ASA does not live up to reasonable business expectations and is probably the worse purchase of my professional career.Some examples:--Captive Portal for Non Company owned devices is broken. (Think education, Hospitality, etc). It cannot present a traditional captive portal (like starbucks) without a SSL warning. (CSCuz37162)--Our Content filtering randomly disables itself, the box for content filtering is literally unchecked. I am the only one with access to the device so I know this is a bug. TAC is unsure what to do, as usual recommends random hotfix.New Bug Crashes the device after 213 days of uptime. http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/field-notices/642/fn64291.html--Our Identity Filtering Randomly stopped working. 4 Weeks later TAC is insure what to do. Everything seems fine in all the logs, it's simply not recognizing AD Logins.--Cannot filter by TIME. Our cheap Barracuda did this almost a decade ago. (Allow Netflix after 4PM).I could write an entire blog around this thing. It's certainly not an Enterprise product. Our organization is small enough that our Rep doesn't care. Oh! And we were lucky enough to have our Rep transfer out mid implementation.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the features that should be improved is the URL filtering engine, but the stability of this product is one of the key functionalities in our deployment. Valuable Features:The ability to intercept unwanted traffic, and prevent attacks without interrupting everyday work, and the stability of this product are the key functionalities in our deployment.Improvements to My Organization:This product, and our implementation, are not directly correlated with the core business of our company. It is designed to protect our company from outside threats and reduce impact on other network elements, such as the backend firewall, DMZ zone and VPN concentrators.Room for Improvement:Cisco ASA lacks some functionalities, when compared with other vendors’ products. Cisco need to implement some more functionalities, like client-less VPN (HTML5), but I expect that Cisco will continue to add, and improve, features of the product. One of the features that should be improved is the URL filtering engine, as currently it has limited functionality. For full functionality, you will need an external URL filtering server, like Websense.Use of Solution:We have used it for more than five years, and have implemented it for perimeter network protection. It is designed for basic network protection for our corporate environment.Deployment Issues:No issues during the deployment, as we had good planning.Stability Issues:No issues with stability. The device is designed for hard work 24/7. I never have a lack of resources like RAM or CPU. The only reason I need to restart the device is during a software upgrade.Scalability Issues:In our deployment, we did not have a scalability issue.Customer Service:It is very high.Technical Support:We did not have any technical problems with this product, so we have not had need of technical supportPrevious Solutions:We implemented ASA after a complete redesign of our network, and we believe that Cisco ASA is the right solution for our needs.Initial Setup:The initial setup is straightforward, as there is a lot of documentation available on the Cisco site, and other sites, which makes planning and deployment pass without any problems. However, the ASA is a complex device, with a lot of features and further tuning is complex and you must have the right knowledge to do it. Configuration can be done through a Java based application called ASDM or through the CLI interface. Using ASDM is much more simple and easy, but ASDM is not compatible with the newer Java version, so before implementation you must read the compatibility notes. Also, keep in mind that when upgrading ASA software, you must also upgrade the ASDM package.Implementation Team:Initial implementation was through a vendor. I would rate their experience and expertise as 9/10.ROI:Calculating the ROI for network security or IT security is complex and dependent on many factors, like the implementation, role, expectation etc. IT security cannot be compromised, but on the other hand, we must ask how much is enough. In our case, we do not have a defined ROI for this product.Cost and Licensing Advice:The cost of the setup was only the product price, local vendor support for the implementation, and employee training. This product is set it and forget it, so we do not have day to day costs.Other Solutions Considered:We did not evaluate other products. One reason was that we believe that the ASA is a reliable product and fits our needs. Another reason, was the lack of local support for other solutions.Other Advice:Unfortunately, the ASA 5500 is EoS and EoL, and I hope that Cisco’s NGF 5500-X series will be a worthy successor. This does not mean that Cisco will stop software support and will continue to release new software versions with new and improved features for the ASA 5500 series.As with any other product, the main things for a successful implementation are to decide what you want to achieve, and what your main goal is, and then, you need good planning, not only for your current needs, but you also need to keep in mind further grow and needs. Good planning is, at least, 80% of successful implementation.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This router is absolutely bristling with features.You'll need a lot of in-depth knowledge of cisco ASA to get the full use out of if though, even connecting and configuring it initially is an arcane dance with a serial lead...Don't let this detract you, as it's a rock-stable reliable and time-tested platform, still supported after over ten years. If it wasn't good, would there still be so many of them in production use?Buy it and love it.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Site to site VPN is easy, but it's very expensive. Valuable Features:* VPN* ASDM configurationFor FirePOWER:* IPS* AMP* URL filteringImprovements to My Organization:It's pretty easy to connect between different branches using site to site VPN.Room for Improvement:Cost, it's very expensive. To migrate from a Cisco ASA 5550 and not drop in performance, you have to go to a Cisco ASA 5555-X with FirePOWER. To fully use the Cisco FirePOWER IPS, AMP and URL filtering, you are forced to (MUST) buy the Cisco FireSIGHT management centre. You also have to buy licensing for Cisco AnyConnect VPN clientUse of Solution:I've been using it since October 2004, so for 10 years.Deployment Issues:Due to the cost, I am still waiting for more funds to deploy the final phase, FirePOWER IPS, AMP and URL filtering.Cisco did an upgrade from v8.2 to v8.3 of the migration system. NAT configuration is different from 8.2 to 8.3. It's not easy to upgrade to 8.3 and above leading to running different software versions.Stability Issues:V8.2 is very stable. With the latest versions it's still early to tell.Scalability Issues:Upgrading from v8.2 to v8.3 is a nightmare. The risks of down time are so high that I am forced to run different versions. Stay with 8.2 on all NAT dependent on your ASA, but again it's all about the cost.Customer Service:Excellent customer service. Cisco listens to their customers.Technical Support:Excellent customer service and documentation.Previous Solutions:We previously used Checkpoint, and I switched because Checkpoint was expensive but now it looks like Cisco is following the same route.Initial Setup:It was not that complex because I was using Cisco routers and switches five years prior.Implementation Team:It was an in-house implementation.ROI:I can't tell right now as I am still investing.Cost and Licensing Advice:The initial investment on the Cisco ASAs was around one million South African Rand and there's a R200,000 annual maintenance cost with Cisco's partners.Other Solutions Considered:No. I went straight to Cisco because of my experience with their CUCM IPT solutions, routers and switches.Other Advice:Budget a lot of money, especially on the initial setup and the annual licensing and maintenance cost.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from SourceFIRE has improved the IPS functionality, however, it could use better troubleshooting capabilities. Valuable Features:With the ASA there are multiple products depending on your needs based on the two generations of the ASA. Roughly split-up there are 4 products.* 5500 Series basic/standard firewall - This I would rate as 7/10 due to the fact that it's easy to use, manage and deploy. Its scalable SSL, and IPSec VPN options, and is lacking throughput* 5500-X Series basic/standard firewall - This I would rate as 8/10 due to the fact that it's easy to use, manage and deploy. Its scalable SSL, and IPSec VPN options, and it has high throughput* ASA5500 Series with firewall and CX - This I would rate as 5/10 due to fact that even though the firewall and VPN part is easy to manage and deploy, the CX is lacking in stability, and features. Also, it is rather complex to deploy. Add to this the CX lowers the throughput even further* 5500-X Series with firewall and Sourcefire - This I would rate as 9/10 because it's easy to use, manage and deploy the firewall, VPN, and also the SourceFIRE. SourceFIRE works rather well and is by far the most advanced IPS system available. But it decreases the throughput more than you´d likeIn general, I like both the SSL VPN and SourceFIRE. Firstly, for the VPN, both the client and client-less versions are very scalable, flexible, and dynamic in configuration and probably the best SSL VPN solution available in the marked. Secondly, SourceFIRE has improved the IPS functionality and stability of the ASA to a point where you can begin to enjoy the fruits of your solution and root out the bad seed in you network.Improvements to My Organization:For many of my customers, the SourceFIRE solution has been an eye opener of exactly what their users are generating of traffic. Some customers, after reviewing the traffic application usage reports are astounded by the amount of traffic used, for example by Facebook and YouTube. My customers like the visibility into their network usage, and not necessarily wanting to block it, but just to know that they can control the network traffic and utilization if needed.Room for Improvement:Definitely the throughput could use an upgrade when running the SourceFIRE/AMP with the ASA. Also, it could use better troubleshooting capabilities. You are, most of the time, bound to have access to TAC for troubleshooting advanced problems.Use of Solution:Customers where I have deployed these solutions have had them forthree plus years, and most of them have, at the present moment havefirst generation solutions, or are planning an upgrade to the secondgeneration ones (NGFW or NGIPS),Deployment Issues:There are always issues when implementing key equipment like firewalls, especially if you are converting from an unfamiliar platform, activating SourceFIRE, or doing a general maintenance rule clear-up. If you don’t follow best practice, you can seriously impact network performance or unintentionally shut-down services.Stability Issues:In general the ASA has a great software stability reputation, and even though SourceFIRE for ASA is still young, the stability seems to be rather good. Of course you can’t avoid all issues, and you might have to reinstall the SourceFIRE software on the modules. If you're upgrading the ASA from pre code 8.3, you will need to redo the NAT and access rules of the ASA.Scalability Issues:License scalability for SourceFIRE is really not good if you have an ASA in HA as you need two licenses of everything, which is really bad as you wont get double SourceFIRE other than that you need to remember to buy your ASA based on the SourceFIRE's throughput and not the inspection throughput.Customer Service:If you have a service contract with Cisco you can have TAC assistance, software upgrades and next-business-day RMA (or faster) otherwise you are left to yourself or your Cisco partner. Basically without a Cisco service contract, you can't get any help or software from Cisco.Technical Support:Should you have a Cisco service contract, you get access to TAC that will provide you technical assistance towards solving your issue. The TAC experience can vary a lot. In general I would rate it as very good, 4/5.Previous Solutions:Mainly customers switch from other vendor because of VPN features, ease-of-management, and good consultant/partner relationship.Initial Setup:The initial setup is fairly easy and there are wizards for almost all the basic needs, including the initial setup and all types of VPN technologies that the ASA supports.Implementation Team:I am the vendor, and I am an expert with ASA.Other Advice:Make sure you get the right product/license to do the job you need done. If you are in doubt ask a consultant or a Cisco Partner. I have seen cases where a firewall wasn't the right hardware for the job and you can't just switch off the firewall/inspector for some interfaces or networks.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Cisco Gold Partner
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cisco ASA 5505 is a great starter Firewall that allows you to manage your SMB for less expensive than the 5510 or up. It has plenty of features and with the ASDM wizards, it makes it easy it setup.
Date published: 2017-01-20
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