Even an old ASA5505 is better than consumer routers…

The ASA5505

I’ve been using an ASA5506 at home. The ASA5506 is a beast for a home router. I’m using the Security plus edition ASA and the licenses included greatly exceed anything I need.

I also powered up an old ASA5505 to do some DMZ Windows Server 2016 testing, and I’m always surprised at how much I miss using the switchports. I really wish the ASA5506 had switchports 🙁 Oh well. In any case even the base model of the ASA5505 is more than I could ever get out of a consumer grade router. I feel like once you go enterprise you never look back. I couldn’t imagine consumer grade equipment anymore.