I am looking for some guidance on the pros/cons of the ASA vs the Catalyst 6500.
I have been using an ASA5520 for some time and am very happy with it, but my concern is over the physical port limitaion. I can have 8 Gig ports if I want them, but if I want IPS then I only have 4 Gig ports to play with.
If I go for the Catalyst 6500 option I am then able to increase the port density but the cost goes up.
Can anyone clarify whether or not I need an additional module on the 6500 to use IPS, and also confirm which would be the best option to use for high firewall throughput ?