PIX 506E is located at the main office (Copenhagen) running on a 6/6Mbit connection. From here we have a site-to-site VPN to our branch office in Stockholm. They are running PIX 501 on a 2/2Mbit connection.
In regards to the performance on the site-to-site were not satisfied.
There is a maximum of 4 users working on the line from Stockholm and apps like Outlook, Excel and copying files is not running at all smoothly. The performance is compared to when users is connecting through the Cisco VPN client.
When my Copenhagen users are working from home, they also use Cisco NPN client and the performance is fair enough.
My supplier recommends that we replace the 506E with Cisco ASA 5505 but is that okay? Also what would you recommend instead of the 501?
Switching to ASA gives me the option to use SSL VPN for my users so they dont need to use classic FTP and webmail. And the throughput on the ASA seems to be able to solve the performance issue.
Can I recycle the code from my 506E/501 or export/convert it to ASA?
Please & any agrees/disagrees with comments are most welcome ;)
Thanks in advance.