Cisco ASA 5505 Pre-Purchase Questions
Posted on 2012-09-18
I have a Pix 501 that I am thinking should get retired and upgrade to an ASA 5505. Small shop of 10 computers four of which are servers. I am looking at Ebay to save money (no deep pockets here !).
I am thinking of going with the security plus. Why not ? Better DMZ capabilities. Might be over-kill in this situation but I would rather have the increased capabilities from the get go as it would probably be more expensive to add them later. Agree ?
I think most of the 5505's come with 512 MB of RAM. I have seen a couple at 1 GB. Is 512 enough ? I see you can buy DIMMs for these. Has anyone every opened these up to add more memory ? Flash seems to be 128 MB.
Anyone put a AIP-SSC-5 card in one of these ? Looks like you can do a lot with it. The $1200-1500 price tag is a little steep though.
Some listings have something like V09 when describing the product. What exactly is that ? Are there different iterations of the 5505 ? I know it came out in 2006.
I see some Cisco routers or other gear have come out that they have privacy issues and auto-upgraded their firmware on them. I have not heard that of this device. Anyone heard similar comments of the 5505 ?
Anything you want to add go ahead. I looked at SonicWall and WatchGuard but I don't know if I want a monthly fee for a firewall. If I have problems programming I can get help so not afraid of working with the ASA.
Thanks for your assistance. I am close to putting in an order !