Firewalls I'm looking at getting a Cisco ASA with the IPS module though I'm not sure which is actually the better deal. I do need smartnet. It's a 50Mbps connection through Time Warner. Cisco said the 5505 will work but I'm not sure if it actually will since normally you half whatever a vendor says for pps.
JahntassaWhat, I can have feathersPremium
And your question?
AnavSarcastic Llama? Naw, Just AcerbicPremium
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More importantly forget about any particular router, what are your requirements. So far youve stated a single ISP connection with a 50 up 50 down speed (or is it 50 down 1 up)? What is this smartnet requirement? What are your future desires. How many PCs how many wireless devices, is this a home or business or home business or both application?
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said by aadder:What other deal(s) and/or device(s) are you comparing against?
I'm not sure which is actually the better deal.
said by aadder:Guessing you're referring to these two datasheets?
Cisco said the 5505 will work but I'm not sure if it actually will since normally you half whatever a vendor says for pps.
here and here
Yes, Cisco says UP TO 75Mbps, but I've seen other datasheets indicating as low as 35Mbps for transactional? traffic.
Agree with Anav, alittle more background on your setup, requirements, and environment is needed.
Also, and this is my own personal opinion, IPS is of a somewhat dubious value relative to the performance drop it incurs on a
high speed connection, especially if it's a home connection. Never mind the number of false positives one will have to log
and wade thru in order to make sure something screwy's not going on -- case in point, here's a list of the most recent IPS
signature updates from Cisco.