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ASA IPS Module Details

The IPS module might be a physical module or a software module, depending on your ASA model.

The IPS module runs advanced IPS software that provides proactive, full-featured intrusion prevention services to stop malicious traffic, including worms and network viruses, before they can affect your network.

The exact details of the IPS functionalities of an ASA depend on the specific model of ASA that is being used. The ASA 5505, 5510, 5520, 5540, 5580, and 5585-X all use an additional hardware module that is inserted into the ASA chassis. The ASA 5512-X, 5515-X, 5525-X, 5545-X, and 5555-X all use an additional software module that is uploaded to the ASA.

The connection to manage the ASA module differs also by the model of the ASA used:

ASA 5505: The ASA 5505 IPS module does not have an external management interface and is managed using a management VLAN within the ASA. By default, the VLAN that is used is 1, and the default IPS management IP address is
ASA 5510, ASA 5580, ASA 5585-X: These devices have an external management interface that is used to configure the device and the IPS module; the ASA 5585-X actually has several external management interfaces. With these devices, the ASA and the ASA IPS module are typically assigned with IP addresses that are on the same subnet (default: ASA –, ASA IPS – It is also possible to configure the ASA to be managed via an inside interface while the ASA IPS module is solely managed via the external management interface.
ASA 5512-X, ASA 5555-X: These devices work similarly to the previous models with an external management interface and with the same default IP addresses.
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