Cisco ASA5545-DC-K8 8 Ports Networking Security Appliance Firewall
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ASA5545-DC-K8 Cisco ASA 5545-X 8 ports Firewall Edition New

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ASA5545-DC-K8 ASA 5545-X Firewall Edition Security Appliance 8 ports 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet - 8 x RJ-45 - 1 Total Expansion Slots | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Performance and Scalability

The ASA5545-DC-K8 Cisco ASA 5545-X 8 ports Firewall Edition Security Appliance is designed to provide high-performance firewall, VPN, and intrusion prevention capabilities for mid-sized to large organizations. The appliance is equipped with hardware components that enable it to handle large volumes of traffic and support advanced security features.

Some key performance and scalability features of the ASA5545-DC-K8 include:

  • Firewall Throughput: The ASA5545-DC-K8 is capable of providing a firewall throughput of up to 3 Gbps. This means that the device can process and inspect up to 3 gigabits of traffic per second.
  • VPN Throughput: The appliance is capable of providing VPN throughput of up to 1.5 Gbps, which means it can encrypt and decrypt up to 1.5 gigabits of traffic per second.
  • Concurrent Sessions: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can support up to 750,000 concurrent sessions. This means it can maintain up to 750,000 unique connections at the same time.
  • Maximum Connections Per Second: The appliance is capable of processing up to 100,000 connections per second. This means it can establish and tear down up to 100,000 connections per second.
  • IPS Throughput: The ASA5545-DC-K8 is capable of providing IPS throughput of up to 1.5 Gbps. This means it can inspect up to 1.5 gigabits of traffic per second for intrusion attempts.
  • Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) Throughput: The appliance can provide AMP throughput of up to 450 Mbps. This means it can scan up to 450 megabits of traffic per second for malware.
  • Scalability: The ASA5545-DC-K8 is designed to be highly scalable and can be easily integrated into existing network infrastructures. It supports clustering, virtualization, and other advanced features that enable organizations to scale their security infrastructure as needed.
  • Multi-Protocol Support: The ASA5545-DC-K8 supports a wide range of protocols, including TCP, UDP, ICMP, and more. This means it can handle traffic from a variety of applications and services.

High Availability (HA) Features

The ASA5545-DC-K8 Cisco ASA 5545-X 8 ports Firewall Edition Security Appliance supports various high availability (HA) features to ensure continuous and reliable operation of the network security infrastructure. The HA features are designed to provide redundancy and failover capabilities, so that if a primary device fails, a secondary device takes over with minimal disruption to network operations.

Some of the HA features supported by the ASA5545-DC-K8 include:

  • Active/Standby Failover: In this configuration, two ASA5545-DC-K8 devices are deployed in a failover pair, with one device designated as the active unit and the other as the standby unit. The active unit handles all network traffic, while the standby unit monitors the active unit and takes over if it fails.
  • Active/Active Failover: In this configuration, two ASA5545-DC-K8 devices are deployed in a failover pair, with both devices actively processing network traffic. Each device handles specific traffic flows, and if one device fails, the other takes over its traffic flows.
  • Stateful Failover: This configuration provides a way to maintain session information between the active and standby units in a failover pair. When a failover occurs, the new active unit assumes responsibility for all active sessions and continues to process new sessions.
  • Redundant Interfaces: The ASA5545-DC-K8 supports redundant interfaces, which can be used to connect the device to redundant network devices such as switches or routers. This provides additional redundancy and failover capabilities at the network layer.
  • Virtualization: The ASA5545-DC-K8 supports virtualization through the use of multiple contexts. Each context functions as a separate firewall instance with its own policies and configurations, providing an additional layer of isolation and failover capabilities.
  • Clustering: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can be deployed in a cluster configuration, which allows multiple devices to work together as a single logical unit. Clustering provides additional scalability and redundancy capabilities, as well as improved performance.

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) Features

The ASA5545-DC-K8 Cisco ASA 5545-X Firewall Edition Security Appliance is equipped with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) features that provide advanced threat detection and blocking capabilities to protect the network against malware and other advanced threats.

The AMP features of ASA5545-DC-K8 include:

  • File Reputation Analysis: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can analyze the reputation of files by comparing them to a cloud-based database of known good and bad files. This helps to identify and block known malware and other threats.
  • File Trajectory Analysis: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can track the trajectory of a file through the network to identify any suspicious behavior. This helps to detect and block advanced malware that may be designed to evade traditional security measures.
  • Network File Analysis: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can perform deep packet inspection of network traffic to analyze files in real-time. This helps to identify and block malware that may be embedded in legitimate network traffic.
  • Retrospective Analysis: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can perform retrospective analysis of files that have already entered the network. If a file is later identified as malicious, the ASA5545-DC-K8 can automatically quarantine it and alert network administrators.
  • Cloud-based Analytics: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can send file metadata to a cloud-based analytics engine for further analysis. This helps to identify and block zero-day threats that may not be known to the local threat database.
  • Threat Intelligence Feeds: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can receive threat intelligence feeds from Cisco Talos, a global threat intelligence organization. This helps to ensure that the local threat database is up-to-date and includes the latest threat information.
  • Integration with Other Security Products: The ASA5545-DC-K8 can integrate with other Cisco security products, such as Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), to provide a comprehensive security solution.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: ASA5545-DC-K8
  • Brand Name: Cisco
  • Product Line: ASA
  • Product Series: 5500-X
  • Product Model: 5545-X
  • Product Name: ASA 5545-X Network Security Appliance
  • Product Type: Network Security/Firewall Appliance

Technical Information

  • Virtualization-
  • 2500 x IPsec VPN Peers
  • 2 x SSL VPN Peers
  • 750000 x Concurrent Sessions
  • 300 x VLANs
  • 2 x Security Contexts
  • 30000 x Connection Rate
  • Firewall Protection Remote Access Authentication
  • Firewall Protection Malware Protection
  • Firewall Protection Worm Scanning
  • Firewall Protection Access Control
  • Firewall Protection Application Layer Filtering
  • Firewall Protection Anti-spyware
  • Firewall Protection Antivirus
  • Firewall Protection Intrusion Prevention
  • Firewall Protection Content Filtering
  • Encryption Standard AES
  • Encryption Standard 3DES


  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • DSL Port: No
  • USB: Yes
  • Serial Port: No
  • Modem: No
  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: No
  • Management Port: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 8

Network & Communication

  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Standard: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wireless Specifications

  • Wireless LAN: No

I/O Expansions

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 1

Management & Protocols

  • Manageable: Yes


  • Standard Memory: 12 GB
  • Flash Memory: 8 GB
  • Power Description:
  • Power Source: Power Supply


  • Certifications & Standards
  • Safety
  • IEC 60950-1: 2005 2nd Edition
  • EN 60950-1:2006+A11: 2009
  • UL 60950-1:2007 2nd Edition
  • CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
  • EMC
  • EN55022 2006+A1: 2007 Class A
  • EN55024 1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
  • EN61000-3-2 2009
  • EN61000-3-3 2008
  • FCC:CFR 47
  • ANSI C63.4 2009
  • ICES-003 ISSUE 4 FEBRUARY.2004
  • VCCI:V-3/2011.04
  • KC:KN22 & KN24

A proper network security appliance is able to provide you with threat defence, new malware protection, insightful reporting, application control, and more in one solution.

With organizations getting more and more reliant on software for automation and streamlining operations, users are getting strong emotional attachments to their vendors and applications. Advanced-level appliances are thus needed to maintain the relationship between you, as an end-user, and the vendors.

Security appliances can be defined as any server appliance form that is created for the protection of your computer networks from undesired traffic. There are various types of security appliances in the market. Some of them include:

  1. Preventative devices: These scan networks and recognize probable security issues like vulnerability assessment appliances and penetration testing.
  2. Passive devices: Sense and report undesired traffic. An example is intrusion detection appliances.
  3. Unified Threat Management (UTM): Appliances bring together features making one system like content filtering, some firewalls, and web caching.
  4. Active devices: These block undesired traffic. Examples of such are anti-virus scanning devices, content filtering devices, and firewalls.

Here at AllHDD, you can find the best network security appliance by choosing from our wide variety of options, we have different products with 1 port, 2 ports, 3 ports, and up to 24 ports!

Security Appliances

There is a wide variety of appliances in the market which address most of the security concerns out there. The challenge is that all vendors claim they are able to achieve what your security requirements are. The preference is that this is done via wireless connection.

It would be great if the claims are determined to a particular degree by an independent body. The body would conduct benchmark tests to guarantee your safety if making some assumptions.

Efficiency of Security Appliances

A massive amount of code is employed in the creation of security appliances like IPS or IDS. Buffer overflows probability against a product management interface ( management module) like this one is very high. Purchasing a product like this is essential in the hostile and complex computer environment of today.

You need to be aware of the existence of exploitable problems linked with a snort. Snort is the leading Open Source Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) around the globe. It utilizes a string of rules that aid in the definition of malicious activity on the network. It then uses the rules to locate packets matching against the activities and generates you, as the user, alerts.

Snort may be positioned inline to break off these packets. It has three main uses: Like a packet sniffer such as tcpdump, like a complete network intrusion prevention system, or like a packet logger essential in debugging network traffic. You can download Snort and configure it for your business or personal use.

VPN in Security Appliances

A VPN device is a network appliance fitted with advanced security features. VPN appliance, also referred to as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is effectively a router offering you firewall protection, authorization, load balancing, and encryption for Virtual Private Networks.

It is a network device that uses a public telecommunication framework like the Internet to offer individual users or remote offices secured proprietary data access. One of the commonly used conventions for the management of message transmission security on the internet is SSL. An ideal VPN device should provide multi-platform functionality and central management. It should also be compatible with all crucial network applications.

Security Appliances License

In networking, a network license facilitates many users on one particular TCP/IP network to have shared access to product licenses. The installed Network License Manager (NLM) controls the issuance of licenses to users.

On starting an Autodesk product, you are required to have a license from the license server via the network. If you have a license, NLM will allocate the computer and user starting the program a license. One thus decreases the number of licenses available on the server by one.


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