ASAv Version Comparison

Below is a table detailing the differences between ASAv sizes. The ASAv5 should be suitable for most use cases. However, referencing this article will ensure that the ASAv size chosen for your environment will have adequate resources to handle the demands placed on that environment.

 

ASAv Version Comparison Table
Feature ASAv5 ASAv10 ASAv30 ASAv50
  Stateful inspection throughput (maximum) 100 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 10 Gbps
  Stateful inspection throughput (multiprotocol) 50 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 5 Gbps
  AES VPN throughput 30 Mbps 125 Mbps 1 Gbps 3 Gbps
  Connections per second 8,000 20,000 60,000 120,000
  Concurrent sessions 50,000 100,000 500,000 2,000,000
  VLANs 25 50 200 1024
  Bridge groups 12 25 100 250
  IPsec VPN peers 50 250 750 10,000
  Cisco AnyConnect® or clientless VPN user sessions 50 250 750 10,000
  Cisco Unified Communications phone proxy 50 250 1000 Not tested
  Cisco Cloud Web Security users 250 1,000 5000 Not tested
  Virtual CPUs 1 1 4 8
  Memory 1GB – 1.5 GB 2 GB 8 GB 16 GB
  Minimum disk storage 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB 16 GB

 

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