Specs comparison table for the Cisco ASA 5516-X and ASA 5512-X security appliances

We have been asked on our live chat about upgrading from the ASA 5512-X since it reached it’s End-of-Sale Date on August 25, 2017.

Some of our clients went from the 5512-X to a 5508-X (likewise from the 5515-X to the 5516-X), others wanted to make a bigger leap and went from the 5512-X to the 5516-X.

This post is just a comparison of the Cisco ASA 5512-X and the 5516-X, to get the data in one spot and side by side.

For full compatibility with your networking hardware, or the most recent pricing and lead times (if any) please contact us in whatever way is easiest for you:

Not everything in stock is listed here, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, please let us know.

Cisco ASA 5516-X vs Cisco ASA 5512-X

FeatureCisco ASA 5516-XCisco ASA 5512-X
Throughput: Application Control (AVC) 850 Mbps 300 Mbps
Throughput: AVC and IPS 450 Mbps 150 Mbps
Maximum concurrent sessions 250000 100000
Maximum New Connections per second 20000 10000
Supported applications More than 3000 Same
URL categories 80+ Same
Number of URLs categorized More than 280 million Same
Centralized config - etc CSM and Cisco Firepower Management Center Same
On-Device Management ADSM Same
Stateful inspection throughput (maximum) 1.8 Gbps 1 Gbps
Stateful inspection throughput (multiprotocol) 900 Mbps 500 Mbps
3DES/AES VPN throughput 250 Mbps 200 Mbps
Users/nodes Unlimited Unlimited
IPsec site-to-site VPN peers 300 250
AnyConnect VPN max connections 3005 2505
Virtual interfaces (VLANs) 100 50; 100
Security contexts5 (included; maximum) 2; 5 0 - 0; 2 - 5
High availability Active/Active and Active/Standby Requires Sec Plus License; Active/Active and Active/Standby
Integrated Wireless Access Point N/A N/A
Expansion slot N/A 1 interface card
User-accessible Flash slot No No
USB 2.0 ports USB port type ‘A’ - High Speed 2.0 2
Integrated I/O 8 x 1GE 6 GE copper
Expansion I/O N/A 6 GE copper or 6 GE Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)
Dedicated management port Yes 10/100/1000 Yes (1 GE)
Serial ports 1 RJ-45 and Mini USB console 1 RJ-45 console
Solid-state drive 100 GB mSata6 1 slot - 120 GB multiline config self-encrypting drive
Memory 8 GB 4 GB
System flash 8 GB 4 GB
System bus Multibus architecture Same
Temperature 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C) 23 to 104 degrees F (-5 to 40 degrees C)
Relative humidity 10 to 90 percent noncondensing Same
Altitude Designed and tested for 0 to 10000 ft (3048 m) Designed and tested for 0 to 15000 ft (4572 m)
Acousticnoise 41.6 dBA type 67.2 dBA max Same
Temperature -13 to 158 degrees F (-25 to 70 degrees C) Same
Relative humidity 10 to 90 percent noncondensing 10 to 90 percent noncondensing
Altitude Designed and tested for 0 to 15000 ft (4572 m) Same
AC range line voltage External - 90 to 240 volts alternating current (VAC) 100 to 240 VAC
AC normal line voltage 92 to 240 VAC 100 to 240 VAC
AC current 0.25AC amps 4.85A
AC frequency 50/60 Hz Same
Dual-power supplies None Same
DC domestic line voltage N/A -40.5 to 56 volts direct current (VDC) (-48 VDC nominal)
DC international line voltage N/A -55 to -72 VDC (-60 VDC nominal)
DC current N/A 15A (maximum input)
Steady state 12V @ 3.0A 51W
Maximum peak 12V @ 5.0A 56W
Maximum heat dissipation 205 Btu/hr 192 Btu/hr
Form factor 1 rack unit (RU) - 19-in. rack-mountable Same
Dimensions 1.72 x 17.2 x 11.288 in. (4.369 x 43.688 x 28.672 cm) 1.67 x 16.7 x 15.6 in. (4.24 x 42.9 x 39.5 cm)
Weight (with AC power supply) 8 lb (3 kg) 13.39 lb (6.07 kg)

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