Market-proven security capabilities
The Cisco ASA 5500 Series integrates multiple full-featured, high performance security services, including application-aware firewall, SSL and IPsec VPN, IPS with Global Correlation and guaranteed coverage, antivirus, anti-spam, anti-phishing, and web filtering services. Combined with real-time reputation technology, these technologies deliver highly effective network- and application-layer security, user-based access control, worm mitigation, malware protection, improved employee productivity, instant messaging and peer-to-peer control, and secure remote user and site connectivity. The only IPS with market leading reputation technology, Cisco IPS with Global Correlation provides twice the efficacy of legacy IPS and includes guaranteed coverage for enhanced peace of mind. Offering seamless client and clientless access for a broad spectrum of desktop and mobile platforms, the Cisco ASA 5585-X delivers always-on secure mobility with integrated web security and IPS for policy enforcement and threat protection.
Extensible integrated services architecture
The Cisco ASA 5500 Series offers businesses strong, adaptive protection from the fast-evolving threat environment through its unique combination of hardware and software extensibility and its powerful Modular Policy Framework (MPF). The innovative extensible multiprocessor design and software architecture of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series enables businesses to easily install additional high-performance security services through security services processors (SSPs), security services modules (SSMs) and security services cards (SSCs). This provides businesses with outstanding investment protection, while enabling them to expand the security services profile of their Cisco ASA 5500 Series as their security and performance needs grow. All these services are easily managed through the powerful Cisco Modular Policy Framework, which allows businesses to create highly customized security policies while making it simple to add new security and networking services into their existing policies.