ASA 5506-X Firepower to Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW

ASA 5506-X Firepower to Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW

ASA 5506-X Firepower to Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW

Cisco has announced the End of sale and end of life ASA 5506-X FirePower equipment.

What equipment is listed as a replacement for the ASA 5506-X FirePower?

The new equipment that CISCO has released to the market as a replacement for the ASA5506 are the Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW .

Cisco recommends the Firepower 1010 appliance as a replacement for ASA5506 running Firepower Threat Defense or Firepower Services . Firepower 1010 will be available in early June 2019.

Firepower 1010 runs on Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Software 6.4 and higher and provides superior performance  larger than ASA5506.


Cisco Firepower 1010 NGFW: Low cost, high r 650Mbps NGFW performance, L2 switching.

The Cisco Firepower® 1000 Series is a family of three platforms ( FPR 1010 , FPR 1120, FPR 1140) next-generation firewall security (NGFW) focused on threats that provide business resilience through superior threat defense. Delivers exceptional sustained performance when advanced threat features are enabled. The 1000 Series performance range addresses use cases from small offices, home offices, remote branch offices to the edge of the Internet. The 1000 series platforms run Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). Cisco® Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewall support will be added in a later release.

In this article we are going to focus on Cisco FirePower 1010 NGFW – FPR 1010

Description FPR-1010
1G / 100M / 10M Management Ethernet 1
1G / 100M / 10M RJ45 Ethernet Traffic Port 8
Console Port (RJ45) 1
Default SSD  200GB
Intel SoC Built-in Crypto Capability 2.5 Gbps
Intel x86 Atom Cores / Freq 4C @ 1.5G
PoE + Ports (FTD 6.5 or higher) 2
USB 3.0 Powered ports 1
x86 DRAM 8G
L2 switch (FTD 6.5 or higher) And it is
USB console And it is

Cisco FirePower 1010 NGFW Features and Benefits:

Protect against advanced threats

1. Protects against advanced threats

Application visibility and control, next-generation intrusion prevention system, advanced malware protection, and URL filtering work together to provide enterprise-grade protection.

Performance and reliability

2. Performance and reliability

Up to three times higher performance than the previous generation. Customers can enable security services with zero degradation.

Better encrypted traffic inspection

3. Better inspection of encrypted traffic.

70% of current Internet traffic is encrypted. Better secure and protect your traffic from hidden threats.

The power of the portfolio

4. The power of the portfolio

It works with security tools like Cisco Threat Response to detect and stop threats in your environment.

Detailed Performance Specifications and Featured Features Cisco FirePower 1010 NGFW:

Characteristics 1010
Throughput: Firewall (FW) + Application Visibility and Control (AVC) (1024B) 650 Mbps
Throughput: FW + AVC + Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) (1024B) 650 Mbps
Throughput: FW + AVC (450B) 225 Mbps
Throughput: FW + AVC + IPS (450B) 225 Mbps
Maximum concurrent sessions, with AVC 100K
Maximum new connections per second, with AVC 6K
Transport Layer Security (TLS) 150 Mbps
Throughput: NGIPS (1024B) 650 Mbps
Throughput: NGIPS (450B) 225 Mbps
IPSec VPN throughput (1024B TCP w / Fastpath) 300 Mbps
Cisco Firepower Device Manager (local management) And it is
Centralized  management Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reports  are made in the  Management Center or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator
AVC Standard, supporting over 4,000 applications, as well as geolocations, users, and websites
AVC: OpenAppID support for custom, open-source application detectors Standard
Cisco Security Intelligence Standard, with IP, URL, and DNS threat intelligence
Cisco Firepower NGIPS Available; can passively detect endpoints and infrastructure for threat correlation and Indicators of Compromise (IoC) intelligence
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks Available; enables targeted and persistent malware detection, blocking, tracking, analysis and containment, addressing the attack continuum during and after attacks. Integrated threat correlation with Cisco AMP for endpoints is also optionally available.
Cisco AMP Threat Grid sandboxing Available
URL filtering: number of categories Over 80
URL filtering: number of URLs categorized More than 280 million
Automated IPS signature and threat updates Yes – Class-leading Collective Security Intelligence (CSI) from the Cisco Talos® Group (
Automated IPS signature and threat updates Open API for integrations with third-party products; Snort® and OpenAppID Community Resources for New and Specific Threats
High availability and clustering. Active / standby
Cisco Trust Anchor Technologies Cisco Firepower 1000 Series platforms include Trust Anchor Technologies for supply chain and software image assurance.

Additional End-of-Life Information ASA 5506-X:

Cisco has announced the End of sale and end of life of ASA 5506-X FirePower equipment, Cisco recommends the Firepower 1010 appliance as a replacement for ASA5506 :




End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 30, 2019

End-of-Sale Date:

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The  product is no longer for sale after this date.

July 30, 2019

Last Ship Date:

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and / or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

October 30, 2019

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

July 30, 2020

End of Vulnerability / Security Support:

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release a planned maintenance release or scheduled software remedy for a security vulnerability issue.

July 30, 2022

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

July 30, 2020

End of New Service Attachment Date:

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and / or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

July 30, 2020

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

October 28, 2023

Last Date of Support:

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 31, 2024


What is it Cisco Firepower® NGFW ?

Cisco Firepower® NGFW (Next Generation Firewall) is the first fully integrated, threat-focused next-generation firewall with unified management. Uniquely provides advanced threat protection before, during and after attacks.



Stop more threats

Contains known and unknown malware with Cisco® Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and sandboxing.


Get more information

Get superior visibility into your environment with next-generation IPS from Cisco Firepower.
Automated risk rankings and impact marks identify priorities for your team.


Detect earlier, act faster.

The Cisco Annual Security Report identifies an average time of 100 days from infection to detection, across businesses. Reduce this time to less than a day.


Reduce complexity

Get unified management and automated threat correlation through tightly integrated security features, including application firewall, NGIPS, and AMP.


Get more from your network

Enhance security and leverage your existing investments, with optional integration of other Cisco and third-party security and networking solutions.


Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Data Sheet

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