reply to scottfern
Re: Terrible internet video streaming through ASA First thing first. Do you have some kind of monitoring system on your network? This way you can tell if the circuit or anywhere between the video streaming server and the client is saturated or not. You may want to check the CPU and memory utilization of all devices, including the edge router you manage, the ASA, and PC you use as the video streaming client.
As additional info, you can ask Global Crossing to do real-time monitoring on the circuit during the "slowness" event. Once you have all of necessary info, you should get better idea of what is going on.
We currently use PRTG to monitor our local network and we have a netflow monitor on our ASA. We have a 5520 with upgraded memory so I doubt there is a hardware constraint issue.
My boss told me to call Global Crossing, but I thought it was kind of silly to call the NOC and say YouTube is slow across your circuit not to mention I doubt a Level 1 NOC knows how to diagnose that issue?
By the way, to clarify this is youtube and other flash based videos on the internet we are watching through a browser, not some web server on site that we stream out to the web.