What is the difference between Cisco ASA5500-X and FirePOWER 2100 series?

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Cisco ASA5500-X vs. FirePOWER 2100?

In fact, these two series are not designed for the same market. Which should we choose? It depends on the needs and deployments of our business.

However, both of ASA5500-X and FirePOWER 211 are the hot security products of Cisco, I try to compare them and hope this blog can help you to select the right products.

First, the Cisco FirePOWER 2100 series is newer than ASA5500-X.

Cisco FirePOWER 2100 series is released in 2017, while ASA5500-X is in 2010.

Second, the appearances of them are different.

I find a 3D view tool of these two series.

Cisco Interactive 3d

Cisco Interactive 3d

Third, their performances are different.

The Cisco Firepower 2100 Series NGFW appliances deliver business resiliency through superior threat defense. They provide sustained network performance when threat inspection features are activated to keep your business running securely. And they are now simpler to manage for improved IT efficiency and a lower total cost of ownership.

This is the features of 2100.

Firepower 2110

Firepower 2110

  • Up to 2.0 Gbps
  • Multiservice capable
  • 12 x 1 GE fixed, 4 SFP (1 GE) ports
  • 1RU

Firepower 2120

Firepower 2120

  • Up to 3 Gbps
  • Multiservice capable
  • 12 x 1 GE fixed, 4 SFP (1 GE) ports
  • 1RU

Firepower 2130

Firepower 2130

  • Up to 5 Gbps
  • Multiservice capable
  • Up to 24 x 1 GE or 12 X 1GE and 12x10GE ports
  • 1RU

Firepower 2140

Firepower 2140

  • Up to 8.5 Gbps
  • Multiservice capable
  • Up to 24 x 1 GE or 12 X 1GE and 12x10GE ports
  • 1RU

This is the features of ASA5500-X.

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ASA 5555-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5555-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 2 Gbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 X 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5545-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5545-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 1.5 Gbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 GE copper
  • 1 RU

ASA 5525-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5525-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 1 Gbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 X 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5516-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5516-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 900 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5508-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5508-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 500 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • 1 RU

ASA 5506H-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5506H-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 300 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 4 X 1 GE
  • Ruggedized Desktop

ASA 5506W-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5506W-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 300 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • Desktop with WAP

ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services

ASA 5506-X with FirePOWER Services

  • Up to 300 Mbps FW
  • Multiservice capable
  • 8 x 1 GE
  • Desktop

Can we Upgrade ASA5500-X to FirePOWER 2100 series?

Yes.

This table shows the Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Migration Options.

Legacy Firewalls Migration to Cisco NGFW
Cisco ASA 5505 Cisco ASA 5506-X
Cisco ASA 5510 Cisco ASA 5508-X
Cisco ASA 5512-X Cisco ASA 5516-X
Cisco ASA 5515-X
Cisco ASA 5580 Cisco FirePower 4100 Series
Cisco ASA 5585-X
Cisco ASA 5520 Cisco ASA 5525-X or Cisco FirePower 2100 Series
Cisco ASA 5540 Cisco ASA 5545-X or Cisco FirePower 2100 Series
Cisco ASA 5550 Cisco ASA 5555-X or Cisco FirePower 2100 Series

If you want to order an ASA5500-X product or FirePower 2100 model, please visit our shop:

Cisco ASA 5500 Series, Up to 73% Off

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series Appliances, Up to 69% Off

Info:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/asa-firepower-services/index.html

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/firepower-2100-series/index.html

Learn More:

Cisco FirePOWER Series Comparison: FirePOWER 1000 vs 2100 vs 4100

Guide to the New Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

Migration to Cisco NGFW

How to Upgrade an ASA 5506-X to the FTD?

 

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