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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
PIX Hardware

Software PIX 6.3/PDM 3.0 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

501, 506E 515/515E, 525, 535

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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0/ASDM 6.0. 6.2/ASDM 6.Table 1 ASA/PIX Compatibility (continued) Hardware 5550 Software ASA 7.1 ASA 7. 6.1(2)/ASDM 5.0.2 SSMs for the ASA 5510.2 ASA 8.2 ASA 8. and 6.2 ASA 8.2 ASA 8. and 6.2/ASDM 5. 5520.2 6.0.1 and 6.1 6.2 ASA 8.2 6.2 ASA 8.1.1/ASDM 5.2/ASDM 6.1 and 6.2/ASDM 5.22 ASA 8.2 5580 SSCs for the ASA 5505 IPS Software on the Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) SSC ASA 8.0/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.1.0 ASA 7.2/ASDM 6. 6.2/ASDM 6.2/ASDM 6.2 5.0/ASDM 6.1(2) and above ASA 7. and 5540 IPS Software on the Advanced Inspection and Prevention (AIP) SSM ASA 8.1/ASDM 6.2 ASA 8.0/ASDM 5.2 ASA 8.0.2/ASDM 5.0/ASDM 6.1.0/ASDM 6.2 6.2 ASA 8.2 ASA 7. 5.1 and 6. and 6.2 Cisco ASA 5500 Series and PIX 500 Series Security Appliance Hardware and Software Compatibility 2 OL-5892-04 .2/ASDM 6.0 ASA 7.2/ASDM 6.11.

1/ASDM 5. CCDA. SenderBase. Network Registrar. Cisco Nexus. the 4GE SSM is built-in and not user-removable. Fast Step. SMARTnet. you need to use IPS 6. the Cisco logo.0/ASDM 6. IPS 5. CCIE.1/ASDM 5. Cisco Stackpower. MGX. PCNow.0/ASDM 6. be sure to configure the security appliance to send the CSC SSM only the traffic that should be scanned. CCSI. CCENT. Cisco.2 ASA 8. FormShare. Cisco Systems Capital.0.0 and 5.2/ASDM 5. IronPort.0 and above. while the Cisco ASA 5540 adaptive security appliance can support significantly more users. For natively-integrated management. 3. Changing the Way We Work.2 ASA 8. Cisco StadiumVision. Networking Academy.1 ASA 7. WebEx. CCDP. MeetingPlace Chime Sound.1 ASA 7.1 ASA 7. the IronPort logo. CCVP.1 ASA 7. Inc.1/ASDM 5.2 4GE SSM 4 ASA 7. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.0.2/ASDM 6.2 ASA 7.2 ASA 8. TransPath.2 and later lets you launch IDM from ASDM to manage IPS release 5. Event Center. the Cisco Systems logo. The CSC SSM licenses support up to 1000 users. the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo. 6.1. DCE. Play. Cisco Press. Internet Quotient. 6. Collaboration Without Limitation. 2. StackWise. and does not have a separate software release. and Learn and Cisco Store are service marks. ScriptShare.2/ASDM 6. PIX.1(4) is the minimum version that supports signature updates. Aironet.1. EtherFast. Bringing the Meeting To You. EtherSwitch. IOS. Cisco WebEx. CCIP. Cisco Nurse Connect. ASDM 5.2 6. iQuick Study. Spectrum Expert. CCDE.2 ASA 8.0(4) and above ASA 7. All other trademarks mentioned in this document or website are the property of their respective owners. 4. and Welcome to the Human Network are trademarks. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. Catalyst. LightStream. MediaTone.0. MeetingPlace. Cisco ASA 5500 Series and PIX 500 Series Security Appliance Hardware and Software Compatibility OL-5892-04 3 . CCSP.2 ASA 8. Cisco IOS.0 6. and 6.Table 1 ASA/PIX Compatibility (continued) Hardware Content Security and Control (CSC) Software on the CSC SSM3 Software 6. and 6.2 1.0/ASDM 6. PowerPanels. Cisco Unity.1/ASDM 5.1.2/ASDM 5. Follow Me Browsing. If you deploy CSC SSM with an ASA 5540 adaptive security appliance. ProConnect. The 4GE SSM is not an intelligent SSM. Inc.2/ASDM 5.1. GigaDrive. HomeLink. Cisco HealthPresence. All rights reserved. Linksys. Networkers. Cisco TelePresence. AsyncOS. The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient.2/ASDM 6. For the ASA 5550. and Access Registrar. Cisco Eos. Cisco Lumin. CCNP.2 ASA 8.1 ASA 7. Cisco Systems. iPhone.0(4)/ASDM 5. (0903R) Copyright © 2009 Cisco Systems. and 6. and the WebEx logo are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems. CCNA. Live. 6.

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