Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module - Product Details
The Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module delivers superior technology that seamlessly integrates with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches to provide unmatched security, reliability, and performance. Based on the Cisco ASA platform, the most widely deployed firewall in the industry, the ASA Services Module supports the highest throughput, five times the concurrent connections, and twice as many connections per second as competitive network security modules, to meet the growing needs of today's most dynamic organizations - all in single blade architecture.The ASA Services Module makes it easy to add full firewall capabilities to an existing infrastructure by sliding a blade into an empty slot in an existing Catalyst 6500 Series switch - no additional rack space, cabling, power, or physical interface is required. It also works in tandem with other modules in the chassis to deliver robust security throughout the entire chassis, effectively making every port a security port. By using the data center's existing infrastructure to deliver network security services, the ASA Services Module delivers superior return on investment (ROI) and greatly simplifies maintenance and management.