[c-nsp] Can ASA 5550 do BGP

pamela pomary ppomary at ug.edu.gh
Tue Feb 12 04:48:50 EST 2013

Well noted. Thanks for your responses.
On Feb 11, 2013 8:36 PM, "Nick Hilliard" <nick at foobar.org> wrote:

> On 11/02/2013 18:58, pamela pomary wrote:
> > Quick one. I have just read from Cisco's support community that generally
> > ASA's dont do BGP. I want to verify if that is the case or there is tweak
> > to get it to do BGP :) . We have ASA 5550 software version 8.2(3) which
> we
> > possibly want to use as a border/edge router with our ISP.
> nope, it doesn't do BGP.  Categorically not and last time I asked, there
> were no plans to put it on the roadmap either.  BGP is seen as a service
> provider protocol; the ASA is seen as an enterprise product.
> As a secondary issue, I would recommend very strongly against the idea of
> using a firewall as a border edge router.  It is incredibly easy to take
> out a firewall via a DoS attack, but not at all as easy with a router.
> Nick

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