Intrusion Prevention for the Cisco ASA 5500

Data Sheet
Intrusion Prevention for the Cisco ASA 5500-X
Series
As users and data leave the corporate boundary and the network access layer
becomes more porous, traditional signature technology alone will not suffice. Only
Cisco® intrusion prevention (IPS) technology, backed by Cisco Security Intelligence
Operations (SIO), identifies and mitigates attackers and attacks up to Layer 7 with
market-leading, context-aware threat prevention that augments your firewall and VPN
deployment.
The Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution scales from the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture to data center
architectures, with integrated form factors ranging from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. Strong default efficacy allows you to
install a device and secure your network immediately. Achieve full visibility across your network with Cisco Security
Manager to mitigate risk and meet compliance - all while reducing your expenses.
Figure 1.
Cisco ASA with IPS Product Family
Mitigate Risks
Manage risks with a broad and deep set of inspection capabilities:
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Defend against zero-day attacks with over 40 engines and 6500 stateful, vulnerability-based signatures that
protect against tens of thousands of current exploits - and countless more to come.
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Inspect a wide variety of protocols to ensure RFC conformance and prevent hacks.
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Identify the source of and block denial of service (DoS), distributed denial of service (DDoS), SYN flood,
and encrypted attacks with Cisco Global Correlation.
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Use patented anti-evasion technology to defend and monitor against worms, viruses, Trojans,
reconnaissance attacks, spyware, botnets, phishing, peer to peer attacks, and malware, as well as
numerous evasion techniques.
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Guard Cisco infrastructure with specific protections for Unified Communications, WLAN, routing, and
switching.
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Utilize identity-based firewall to provide granular and powerful policy definition.
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Ensure Compliance
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U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
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U.S. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
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Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
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NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
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U.S. Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
Seamless Network Integration
A critical component of the SecureX framework, Cisco IPS technology seamlessly integrates into the Cisco ASA
firewall and network architecture. Whether defending the data center, core, or edge, Cisco IPS provides threat
protection up to Layer 7. To reduce capital expenditures, the Cisco IPS solution is built upon a common software
architecture and custom hardware platforms that enable deployment anywhere in the Cisco network, including
routing, switching, and firewall platforms. A consistent policy and operations framework helps bring the system
together to meet compliance demands and manage risk at a lower operational cost.
Unparalleled Global Correlation
As advanced persistent threats (APTs), botnets, and other blended threats evolve, signature-based content
inspection alone becomes insufficient for threat identification and mitigation. With 10 years of reputation
technology heritage, Cisco IPS with Global Correlation is the only IPS to identify and mitigate attackers - not
just signature-based attacks. With Cisco IPS Global Correlation backed by Cisco SIO, Cisco IPS gains visibility
into hundreds of additional security parameters, millions of rules, and 8 TB of threat telemetry per day from
market-leading email, web, firewall, and IPS devices.
Network-Ready Capabilities
To meet the needs of the most demanding networks, Cisco IPS directly integrates into the firewall to deliver
multigigabit performance, low latency, and high availability features. With dedicated hardware, the Cisco ASA 5500
Series with IPS delivers performance from 150 Mbps to 10 Gbps to meet the rigors of a broad range of applications
and network use. Flexible and highly available deployment options include active-active and active-standby
configurations, fail-open and fail-closed modes, IDS and IPS modes, redundant power supplies, and loadbalancing capabilities, as well as the ability to inspect encapsulated traffic, including GRE, MPLS, 802.1q, IPv4 in
IPv4, IPv4 in IPv6, and Q-in-Q double VLAN.
Proven Threat Prevention
With more than US$100 million invested in security research, 500 threat analysts, and terabytes of threat data
™
fed into Cisco SensorBase every day, Cisco IPS backed by Cisco SIO brings confidence to customer networks.
This is why Cisco IPS is the most widely deployed commercial IPS technology in the world. Independent testing
agencies, such as NSS, also recommend Cisco IPS.
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Complete Control and Real-Time Visibility
Cisco provides management solutions for a few Cisco IPS devices or hundreds. Cisco IPS Manager Express
(Figure 2) is an all-in-one IPS management and reporting application for up to 10 devices. Cisco Security Manager
is an enterprise-class security management application with thousands of real-world deployments. Both solutions
support Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco IPS 4200 Series Sensor Appliances, Cisco
Integrated Services Routers (ISRs), and Cisco Intrusion Detection Services Modules (IDSMs).
Cisco IPS Manager Express offers:
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Provisioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting
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Drag-and-drop dashboard gadgets, which provide easy customization and personalized views that
remember your settings to minimize setup time
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A flexible reporting tool for generating custom and compliance reports in seconds
Cisco Security Manager 4.x offers:
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Flexible processes to provision new and updated signatures incrementally, create IPS policies for those
signatures, and then share the policies across devices
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Integrated tuning and troubleshooting tools including IPS event-to-policy linkages and cross-launching
capabilities
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Enhanced reporting and event management support for Cisco’s latest IPS features, including Global
Correlation
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Role-based access control and workflow, which help ensure error-free deployments and process
compliance
Figure 2.
Cisco IPS Manager Express
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Table 1.
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution Specifications
Feature
Cisco ASA
5512-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5515-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5525-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5545-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5555-X IPS
Cisco ASA Cisco ASA Cisco ASA Cisco ASA
5585-10 IPS 5585-20 IPS 5585-40 IPS 5585-60 IPS
Maximum IPS
Throughput;
*
Media-Rich
(Mbps)
250
400
600
900
1300
2000 with
3000 with
5000 with
IPS-SSP-10
IPS-SSP-20
IPS-SSP-40
Maximum IPS
Throughput;
Transactional
*
(Mbps)
150
1150 with
1500 with
3000 with
IPS-SSP-10
IPS-SSP-20
IPS SSP-40
5000 with
IPS-SSP-60
Threat
Protection
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
25,000+
threats
Zero-Day
Protection
with Anomaly
Detection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Global
Correlation
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom
Signature
Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
High
Availability
Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active Active/Active
and Active/
and Active/
and Active/ and Active/
and Active/
and Active/
and Active/ and Active/ and Active/
Standby**
Standby
Standby
Standby
Standby
Standby
Standby
Standby
Standby
Redundant
Power
Supplies
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maximum
Firewall
Throughput
Large Packet
(Mbps)
1000
1500
2000
3000
4000
5000
10,000
20,000
40,000
Maximum
Firewall
Connections
100,000
250,000
500,000
750,000
1,000,000
2,000,000
3,000,000
4,000,000
8,000,000
Gigabit
Ethernet
(Copper)
6
6
8
8
8
16
16
12
12
10 Gigabit
Ethernet
0
0
0
0
0
4
4
8
8
IPS
250
400
600
850
10,000 with
IPS-SSP-60
Firewall
Ports
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Transactional is 440-byte HTTP traffic with high connections/second and one transaction per connection seen in e-commerce
transactions and instant messaging. Media-rich is 765-byte HTTP traffic with low connections/second and multiple transactions
per connection, which is seen on the most popular websites. Every deployment scenario is different, and IPS performance will
vary based on live traffic profiles. Users should test with as much live traffic as possible to assess your network’s individual
characteristics.
**
With Security plus license.
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Table 2.
Cisco ASA 5500-X IPS SSP Specifications
Feature
Cisco ASA
5512-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5515-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5525-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5545-X IPS
Cisco ASA
5555-X IPS
Cisco IPS
SSP-10
Cisco IPS
SSP-20
Cisco IPS
SSP-40
Cisco IPS
SSP-60
Technical Specifications
Management
and
Monitoring
Interface
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
1 Ethernet
10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
port
port
port
port
port
port
port
port
port
Memory
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
12 GB
16 GB
6 GB
12 GB
24 GB
48 GB
Minimum
Flash
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Ordering Information
To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering homepage. See Table 3 for ordering information.
Table 3.
Ordering Information
Product Name
Part Number
Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance
Cisco ASA 5505 50-User Adaptive Security Appliance with AIP-SSC-5 (chassis, software, 8 Fast Ethernet
interfaces,10 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5505-50-AIP5-K9
Cisco ASA 5505 Unlimited-User Adaptive Security Appliance with Security Plus License and AIP-SSC-5
(chassis, software, 8 Fast Ethernet interfaces, 25 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, DMZ support, stateless
Active/Standby high availability, 3DES/AES license
ASA5505-U-AIP5P-K9
Cisco ASA 5512-X Adaptive Security Appliance IPS Edition
Cisco ASA 5512-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 250 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 6 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet management interface, DES)
ASA5512-IPS-K8
Cisco ASA 5512-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 250 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 6 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet interface, 3DES/AES)
ASA5512-IPS-K9
Cisco ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliance IPS Edition
Cisco ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 250 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 6 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet management interface, Active/Active, 2
contexts, DES)
ASA5515-IPS-K8
Cisco ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 250 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 6 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet interface, Active/Active, 2 contexts, 3DES/AES)
ASA5515-IPS-K9
Cisco ASA 5525-X Adaptive Security Appliance IPS Edition
Cisco ASA 5525-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 750 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet management interface, Active/Active, 2
contexts, DES)
ASA5525-IPS-K8
Cisco ASA 5525-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 750 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet interface, Active/Active, 2 contexts, 3DES/AES)
ASA5525-IPS-K9
Cisco ASA 5545-X Adaptive Security Appliance IPS Edition
Cisco ASA 5545-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 2500 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet management interface, Active/Active, 2
contexts, DES)
ASA5545-IPS-K8
Cisco ASA 5545-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 2500 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet interface, Active/Active, 2 contexts, 3DES/AES)
ASA5545-IPS-K9
Cisco ASA 5555-X Adaptive Security Appliance IPS Edition
Cisco ASA 5555-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 5000 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet management interface, Active/Active, 2
contexts, DES)
ASA5555-IPS-K8
Cisco ASA 5555-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP (chassis, software, 5000 VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
Peers, 8 CU Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 1 CU Gigabit Ethernet interface, Active/Active, 2 contexts, 3DES/AES)
ASA5555-IPS-K9
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Product Name
Part Number
Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliances
Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance with IPS SSP-10 (IPS SSP-10 bundle includes 8 Gigabit
Ethernet interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, DES
license)
ASA5585-S10P10-K8
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-10 (IPS SSP-10 bundle includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2 Gigabit
Ethernet management interfaces, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S10P10-K9
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-10 (IPS SSP-10 bundle includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 5000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN
peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S10P10XK9
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-20 (IPS SSP-20 bundle includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2 Gigabit
Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, DES license)
ASA5585-S20P20-K8
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-20 (IPS SSP-20 bundle includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2 Gigabit
Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL VPN peers, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S20P20-K9
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-20 (IPS SSP-20 bundle includes 8 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL
VPN peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S20P20XK9
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-40 (IPS SSP-40 bundle includes 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL
VPN peers, dual AC power, DES license)
ASA5585-S40P40-K8
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-40 (IPS SSP-40 bundle includes 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL
VPN peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S40P40-K9
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-60 (IPS SSP-60 bundle includes 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL
VPN peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S60P60-K8
Cisco ASA 5585-X Firewall Edition SSP-60 (IPS SSP-60 bundle includes 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 10
Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 SSL
VPN peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license)
ASA5585-S60P60-K9
Security Services Modules
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Advanced Inspection and Prevention Security Services Card 5 (AIP-SSC-5)
ASA-SSC-AIP-5-K9=
Security Services Processor Software License
Cisco ASA 5512-X IPS Security Services Processor Software License Spare (eDelivery)
L-ASA5512-IPS-SSP=
Cisco ASA 5515-X IPS Security Services Processor Software License Spare (eDelivery)
L-ASA5515-IPS-SSP=
Cisco ASA 5525-X IPS Security Services Processor Software License Spare (eDelivery)
L-ASA5525-IPS-SSP=
Cisco ASA 5545-X IPS Security Services Processor Software License Spare (eDelivery)
L-ASA5545-IPS-SSP=
Cisco ASA 5555-X IPS Security Services Processor Software License Spare (eDelivery)
L-ASA5555-IPS-SSP=
Security Services Processors
Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Security Services Processor 10 with 8 GE
ASA-SSP-IPS10
Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Security Services Processor 20 (SSP-20) with 8 GE
ASA-SSP-IPS20
Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Security Services Processor 40 (SSP-40) with 6 GE, 4 SFP+
ASA-SSP-IPS40
Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Security Services Processor-60 (SSP-60) with 6 GE, 4 SFP+
ASA-SSP-IPS60
Service and Support
Cisco offers a wide range of service programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services
programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high
levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you to protect your network investment, optimize network
operations, and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your
business. For more information about Cisco services for security, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/services/security.
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Cisco Services for IPS
Cisco Services for IPS is an integral part of the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution and enables operators to
receive time-critical signature file updates and alerts. Part of the Cisco Technical Support Services portfolio, Cisco
Services for IPS allows your Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution to stay current on the latest threats so that
malicious or damaging traffic is accurately identified, classified, and stopped. Cisco Services for IPS features
include:
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Signature file updates and alerts
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Registered access to Cisco.com for online tools and technical assistance
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Access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center
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Cisco IPS software updates
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Advance replacement of failed hardware
For more information about Cisco Services for IPS, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6076/serv_group_home.html.
Export Considerations
The Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution and Cisco AIP SSMs are subject to export controls. For guidance, refer
to the export compliance website at http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/. For specific export questions, contact
export@cisco.com.
Additional Information
For more information about the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series IPS Solution, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/asaips.
For more information about Cisco IPS solutions, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ips.
For more information about Cisco ASA 5500-X Series, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/asa.
For information about Cisco IDS and IPS sensors and software versions that have reached end-of-sale status, visit
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/prod_eol_notices_list.html.
For more information about Cisco Security Manager and Cisco IPS Manager Express, visit
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http://www.cisco.com/go/csmanager
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http://www.cisco.com/go/ime
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