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Cisco ASA 5500 Series and PIX 500 Series

Security Appliance Hardware and Software
Compatibility

May 2009
This document lists the Cisco ASA 5500 series and PIX 500 series security appliance software and
hardware compatibility with ASDM, IPS software, CSC software, and the 4GE SSM hardware.

Table 1 ASA/PIX Compatibility

Hardware Software
PIX Hardware
501, 506E PIX 6.3/PDM 3.0
515/515E, 525, 535 PIX 6.3/PDM 3.0
PIX 7.0/ASDM 5.0
PIX 7.1/ASDM 5.1
PIX 7.2/ASDM 5.2
PIX 8.0/ASDM 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2
ASA Hardware
5505 ASA 7.2/ASDM 5.2
ASA 8.0/ASDM 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2
ASA 8.2/ASDM 6.2
5510, 5520, 5540 ASA 7.0/ASDM 5.0
ASA 7.1/ASDM 5.1
ASA 7.2/ASDM 5.2
ASA 8.0/ASDM 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2
ASA 8.2/ASDM 6.2

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2 ASA 8. Table 1 ASA/PIX Compatibility (continued) Hardware Software 5550 ASA 7.1.0.2 ASA 8.2/ASDM 6. and 5540 IPS Software on the Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) SSM 5.2 6.0.0/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.2/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.2 ASA 8.1(2)/ASDM 5. and 6.2 SSMs for the ASA 5510.0.0/ASDM 6.2 6.2 5580 ASA 8.0/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.1 and 6.1 and 6.0.1.0 ASA 7.1 ASA 8.1/ASDM 5.2/ASDM 5.2 ASA 8.2 ASA 8.2 Cisco ASA 5500 Series and PIX 500 Series Security Appliance Hardware and Software Compatibility 2 OL-5892-04 . 5520.0/ASDM 6.2/ASDM 6. and 6.1.0 ASA 7.0/ASDM 6.11.2/ASDM 5.2/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.1/ASDM 6.22 ASA 8. 6.2/ASDM 6.1 ASA 7. 5.1(2) and above ASA 7.2/ASDM 5.2 SSCs for the ASA 5505 IPS Software on the Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) SSC 6.2 6.2 ASA 8. 6. 6.1 and 6.2 ASA 7.0/ASDM 5.2/ASDM 6. and 6.2/ASDM 6.

you need to use IPS 6. CCIE. AsyncOS.0. StackWise.1. Networking Academy. while the Cisco ASA 5540 adaptive security appliance can support significantly more users.2/ASDM 5.1.2/ASDM 6. and 6. For natively-integrated management. Changing the Way We Work.2 4 4GE SSM ASA 7. CCDA. Cisco Nurse Connect. the IronPort logo. Cisco Press. ProConnect.2 1.0.1(4) is the minimum version that supports signature updates. Inc. and 6. iQuick Study. PowerPanels. the Cisco logo.2 ASA 8. The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient. PIX. The 4GE SSM is not an intelligent SSM.1. If you deploy CSC SSM with an ASA 5540 adaptive security appliance. The CSC SSM licenses support up to 1000 users. CCSI. CCDE. the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo. Cisco TelePresence.0 and 5. CCENT.0 ASA 7. GigaDrive. ASDM 5. and 6. Cisco IOS. MeetingPlace Chime Sound. Cisco Stackpower.0/ASDM 6. Event Center. be sure to configure the security appliance to send the CSC SSM only the traffic that should be scanned. 6. All other trademarks mentioned in this document or website are the property of their respective owners. Fast Step.2/ASDM 5. 6. the Cisco Systems logo. MGX. Cisco HealthPresence. For the ASA 5550.0/ASDM 6. CCDP. Cisco Nexus.1 ASA 7. EtherSwitch. Inc. Cisco Unity. DCE.2/ASDM 5. MediaTone. Live. Networkers. Spectrum Expert.2 ASA 8. 2. the 4GE SSM is built-in and not user-removable. HomeLink. CCIP. Cisco WebEx.0(4) and above ASA 7. IOS.2 6.2/ASDM 6. ScriptShare. 4. and Welcome to the Human Network are trademarks. SMARTnet. Catalyst.1 ASA 7.2 ASA 8. Network Registrar. IronPort.2 ASA 8. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.2 ASA 8. Cisco ASA 5500 Series and PIX 500 Series Security Appliance Hardware and Software Compatibility OL-5892-04 3 .2 ASA 8. Cisco Systems. Table 1 ASA/PIX Compatibility (continued) Hardware Software Content Security and Control (CSC) Software on the CSC SSM3 6. Cisco Systems Capital. Cisco Eos. CCNP.0 and above. IPS 5. and the WebEx logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. MeetingPlace. 6.2 ASA 7. WebEx. FormShare.1 ASA 7. and Learn and Cisco Store are service marks. Play. EtherFast.0(4)/ASDM 5.0/ASDM 6. PCNow. CCNA. Cisco StadiumVision. Internet Quotient. Collaboration Without Limitation.1/ASDM 5. Bringing the Meeting To You.1 6. 3.1/ASDM 5. CCSP. Follow Me Browsing.2 and later lets you launch IDM from ASDM to manage IPS release 5.1/ASDM 5. CCVP.1 ASA 7. Aironet. Linksys.1.1/ASDM 5. (0903R) Copyright © 2009 Cisco Systems. iPhone. and does not have a separate software release. LightStream.0. SenderBase. All rights reserved. Cisco. and Access Registrar. Cisco Lumin.2/ASDM 6. TransPath.

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