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Cisco ASA 5512-X Security Plus Appliance

Cisco ASA 5512-X Security Plus Appliance
  • Donor or Provider: Cisco
  • Platform: Multiple platforms
  • Format: Hardware
  • Product ID: G-48867
  • Availability: Available

More informations about this product


The ASA5512-K9 is a Cisco ASA 5500-X Series next-generation firewall. The ASA5512-SEC-PL is an electronic license upgrade for the firewall. Together they provide advanced security, networking services, and high-availability services for small and medium-sized organizations.

This donation includes:

  • Cisco ASA 5512-X Firewall Edition security appliance (ASA5512-K9) with AC power supply
  • Security Plus license upgrade (ASA5512-SEC-PL)
  • Product software CD-ROM and documentation
  • Cables: power cord, RJ-45 Ethernet cable, and RJ-45 to DB-9 console cable
  • Installation hardware: power cord retainer, rack-mount brackets and screws, and grounding wrist strap

Benefits for Organizations

If you have advanced Cisco networking experience or access to a consultant, you can use the Cisco ASA 5512-X security appliance to:

  • Proactively protect your organization against Internet threats
  • Allow employees to use their own mobile devices to securely access your network by enabling "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies
  • Reduce travel by supporting remote workers or branch connections with VPN connections
  • Enforce differentiated security policies based on the user, device, role, and application type
  • Reduce IT costs and management by using virtual firewalls to consolidate the functions of multiple security devices into a single appliance
  • Avoid downtime by enabling high-availability services

Product Specifications

Each device meets the following specifications.

Stateful inspection throughput (max):
1 Gbps
Concurrent sessions:
IPsec VPN peers:
Cisco Cloud Web Security users:
AnyConnect Premium VPN peers:
2 (expandable to 25 or 50 with optional licenses from TechSoup; expandable to 250 with licenses directly from Cisco)
Virtual interfaces (VLANs):
High availability services:
Active/Active and Active/Standby
Security contexts (virtual firewalls):
2 (expandable to 5)
4 GB
Integrated network ports:
6 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Expansion slot:
1 interface card

More information about this product and a comparison of Cisco 5500 Series firewalls is available on the Cisco website.

License Upgrades Available

You can request license upgrades for this device through TechSoup.

  • Cisco 5500 Series AnyConnect Premium SSL VPN Licenses: Software-based licenses for supporting either 25 or 50 SSL VPN users.


Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product.

Obtaining Your Product

TechSoup might request additional information to verify that your organization matches the Cisco philanthropy guidelines. When TechSoup approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email from TechSoup. Cisco will deliver your product within eight weeks. For details, see The Cisco Donation Program page.

System Requirements

  • AC input voltage/frequency:
    • 100 to 240 V
    • 4.85 A
    • 50 to 60 Hz
  • Environmental constraints:
    • Operating temperature: 23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C)
    • Storage temperature: -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
    • Operating/storage relative humidity: 10 to 90 percent (noncondensing)
    • Operating/storage altitude: 0 to 15,000 feet (4,600 meters)

Rules, Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Quantity: Organizations may place one request for a total of up to $1,500 in administrative fees per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). TechSoup will cancel requests that exceed this limit.
  • Budget: Organizations with total revenue of $10 million or less are eligible for products in this program.
  • Nonprofits only:
    • Products in this program are available only to qualifying nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designation.
    • All Cisco requests are subject to a secondary eligibility review to verify that the organization meets Cisco's philanthropy guidelines. If an organization does not meet these guidelines, Cisco reserves the right to deny a donation request at any time. TechSoup will not process payments for denied requests and will return submitted checks to the organization.
  • Organization types:
    • Eligible: The following organization types are eligible to request products in this program.
      • Organizations that supply money, goods, or services to the poor
      • Job training, counseling, or assistance organizations
      • Organizations that provide rehabilitation to convicts, ex-convicts, alcoholics, drug abusers, or compulsive gamblers
      • Remedial reading and encouragement organizations
      • Low-income housing assistance organizations
      • Health clinics, rural medical facilities, hospice, blood banks
      • Mental health care organizations
      • Organizations that provide aid to persons with disabilities
      • Certain community service organizations that mainly serve the poor
      • Organizations that provide care and housing of children, work to prevent cruelty to children, and combat juvenile delinquency
    • Ineligible: The following organization types are not eligible to request products in this program.
      • Affiliates of a national organization, including the YMCA, Goodwill Industries, and the American Red Cross, that has more than 20 locations, even if those affiliates are considered separate entities and are not funded by the national organization
      • Religious organizations without a secular community designation. A secular designation is defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
      • Foundations, lending organizations, grantmaking organizations, or organizations that provide scholarships or other funding to individuals and other organizations
      • Sports, athletic, recreational, and social activity organizations
      • Youth service organizations, except those that provide basic human needs
      • Camps
      • Non-direct service organizations or referral services
      • Schools, colleges, and related organizations
      • Cultural, historical, and other educational activity organizations
      • Organizations that provide care and housing for the aged, even if previously eligible
      • Publishing, radio and television, film production, discussion, non-scientific study and research, and information giving and opinion organizations
      • Hospitals, fire departments, nursing homes, and ambulatory services
      • Day care centers or child care activities
      • Conservation, environmental, and beautification activity organizations
      • Scientific research organizations
      • Business and professional organizations
      • Farming and related activity organizations
      • Mutual organizations
      • Employee membership benefit organizations
      • Litigation and legal aid organizations
      • Legislative and political activity organizations
      • Civil rights organizations
      • Credit counseling services or financial education
      • Advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood organizations
      • Libraries
  • Existing customers: Organizations that have purchased Cisco products within the last three months or that plan to purchase Cisco products in the next three months are not eligible for products in this program.
  • Substitutions: Cisco may substitute functionally equivalent products in a request.
  • Territories: Organizations in U.S. territories may not request products in this program.
  • Terms of service: Organizations that request Cisco products must agree to any applicable terms of service.
  • Cisco products only: Cisco requests may not include non-Cisco products. Organizations must request products from other programs separately so they are not subject to the Cisco processing delay.
  • Anti-discrimination policy: Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this program. Organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive products in this program.
  • Case study: Recipient organizations must be willing and able to provide information to Cisco for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this program.
  • Product distribution:
    • Products will be distributed under this program to qualifying organizations only, not to individuals.
    • Recipient organizations may not transfer or resell Cisco products.