Both PIX and ASA are Cisco Stateful firewalls with latter being the latest market entrant including increased feature support and performance.
Comparison Table: PIX vs ASA
Below table enlists the difference between both the PIX and ASA –
|1||Firewall appliance||Is firewall and anti-malware security appliance|
|2||Physical Appliance||Physical and Virtual Appliance|
|3||Provides Stateful packet filtering firewall.||Provides following feature support
|4||Use PIX Device Manager (PDM) for a graphical interface.||Use Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) for a graphical interface.|
|5||Does not support WebVPN||Supports WebVPN|
|6||Does not support Transparent Firewall, Security Context and Modular Policy||Supporting Transparent Firewall, Security Context and
|7||16 MB Ram||64 MB|
|8||Runs PIX OS||Runs Security appliance Code 7.0 and later|
|9||Lower in performance and throughput||Higher performance and throughput|
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