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Replacing Cisco PIX 515E to ASA 5510


I have decided it's time to replace the old Cisco PIX 515E and ugrade it to a Cisco ASA 5520 but my question is :

Is the 5520 significantly more powerful then the PIX 515E?

We currently have 6 VPN's connected to the PIX 515E and about 10 remote users that connect for short periods. The PIX seems to offer slow VPN throughput but it's fine when not going through a VPN tunnel.

Will the ASA 5520 be much better in this regard?

I have also found the Cisco PIX to ASA migration tool. Has anyone had any problems using this software when migrating a PIX to an ASA using several 3DES VPN's configured?

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ASA 5520 is much more powerful than Pix 515E (and ASA 5510 too).

If you do the same things, you will not have any problem.

You can use the migration tool, you will see some warning (some command are different between pix and asa but the tool rewrite it correctly (normaly ...)).

 i think you can try to import your configuration directly to the 5520. It rewrite the command too. As the migration tool, you need to verify.

Ernie BeekExpertCommented:
Don't have the specs handy right now but it should be quite a bit faster.
With regards to the tool, always check the config before using it (or let it be checked). There might be some glitches. Also I'm not sure if it will convert to versions >=8.3
tmaster100Author Commented:
Thanks guys.

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