Cisco ASA 5505 Licensing Question
Posted on 2014-04-30
We are looking to purchase a Cisco ASA 5505 unit to replace our outdated Cisco PIX 515E firewall. I have a question concerning the licensing.
I see that there are different license levels based on the number of users -- 10, 50, unlimited. However, our situation is that we'll only have a handful of users inside the network making connections out through the firewall. The vast majority of our traffic is incoming to our servers from the outside (e.g. web traffic, FTP traffic, etc.).
Does that mean that we could get by with a lower number of licensed users, such as 10, or are incoming connections counted and we, therefore, need an unlimited user license?