Cisco SA540 Security Appliance
Cisco SA 540
Security Appliance is an all-in-one security solution that combines high-speed connectivity and integrated security capabilities. Featuring eight 10/100/1000 LAN ports, two 10/100/1000 WAN ports, VPN, firewall, and email and web protection, it is simple to install and manage and is supported by the Cisco Small Business Support Center.
Cisco SA540 Product Overview
Allows valid business traffic to flow while keeping out unwelcome visitors. It also supports a publicly
accessible network area, known as a demilitarized zone (DMZ), to safely host file, web, and other Internet Accessible
servers without exposing the business's internal LAN network to threats.
Proactively prevents intrusions and blocks dangerous peer-to-peer communications: With the optional
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) for SA 500 license, the SA 500 Series is able to identify possible intrusions
into the business network and take action to stop the intrusion and prevent further risk. Additionally, the SA
500 Series can block peer-to-peer and instant messaging traffic and perform protocol inspection to help
increase network security, enhance employee productivity, and keep the network available for business
Provides full-strength email and web protection at full speed: With robust content security capabilities
delivered via the optional Cisco ProtectLink Gateway subscription offering, the Cisco SA 500 Series provides
critical perimeter security services for comprehensive protection:
Increases the security of remote access:With support for VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Services, the
Cisco SA 500 Series provides two-factor authentication and one-time-use password access control for an
increased level of remote access security without the need to purchase any additional authentication
Offers easy deployment and management: The Cisco SA 500 Series can be managed via the embedded
Security Appliance Configuration Utility, a powerful yet easy-to-use browser-based management and
monitoring interface. This single solution provides comprehensive configuration and monitoring of all the
services in a single application. The Security Appliance Configuration Utility can also be launched from Cisco
Configuration Assistant. In addition, the Cisco SA 500 Series supports Simple Network Management Protocol
- Full-strength protection at full speed: ProtectLink Gateway services are delivered via a unique cloud based
approach. Emails destined for your small business are first inspected by Cisco's technology partner,
Trend Micro, using enterprise-class inspection capabilities to stop a greater range of threats. For example,
ProtectLink Gateway will scan your emails for more than 3 million different virus patterns and more than
400,000 spyware patterns. Additional antispam technology is provided via 10 different inspection
technologies that evaluate not just the sender's network address reputation, but also the actual content of
the email itself. Other small business products cannot make similar claims. In addition to the security
benefits this approach provides, it avoids the compromise many other vendors make of having to slow
down the bandwidth of traffic in order to inspect email and web content. With ProtectLink Gateway, more
threats are stopped before they get to your business, without affecting bandwidth.
Antivirus: Award-winning antivirus technology shields your internal network resources from both known
and unknown virus attacks, at the most effective point in your infrastructure, the Internet gateway. Filtering
your email and web traffic at the perimeter eliminates the need for resource-intensive cleanup of an
infection and helps ensure business continuity.
Antispyware: Blocking spyware at the gateway prevents it from entering your network through Internet
traffic (HTTP and FTP) and email, avoiding costly spyware removal procedures and improving employee
Antispam: Effective blocking of spam, with very low false positives, helps restore the effectiveness of
email, so that communication with customers, vendors, and partners continues uninterrupted.
Antiphishing: Identity theft protection guards against phishing attacks, thereby preventing employees from
inadvertently disclosing company or personal details that could lead to financial loss.
URL filtering: Web and URL filtering can be used to control employee Internet usage by blocking access
to inappropriate or non-work-related websites, improving employee productivity and limiting the risk of legal
action by employees exposed to offensive web content.
Cisco SA540-K9 Specifications:
8 LAN ports 10/100/1000
1 WAN port 10/100/1000
1 optional port for use as
LAN, WAN, or DMZ port 10/100/1000
50 SSL clients
Firewall Throughput = 300 Mbps
1 USB 2.0 port
1 power switch
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