A key component of the Cisco SecureX framework, the Cisco ASA 5500 series integrates the world's most proven firewall with a robust suite of highly integrated, powerful security services for networks of all sizes - small and midsize business with one or a few locations, large enterprises, service providers, and mission-critical data centers. The Cisco ASA 5500 series delivers MultiScale performance and functionality with unprecedented services flexibility, modular scalability, feature extensibility, and lower deployment and operations costs. Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance is available in a wide range of sizes and performance levels to fit your network and budget while offering the same proven level of security that protects some of the largest networks at some of the most security-conscious companies in the world. The ASA 5500 series scales to meet the performance and security requirements of a wide range of network applications, to correspond with your changing needs. The Cisco ASA 5500 series brings more levels of integrated security performance to networks with its highly effective IPS services and multiprocessor hardware architecture. This architecture allows businesses to adapt and extend the high-performance security services profile of the Cisco ASA 5500 series. Customers can add additional high-performance services using security services modules with dedicated security co-processors, and can custom-tailor flow-specific policies using a highly flexible policy framework. This adaptable architecture enables businesses to deploy more security services when and where they are needed, such as adding the broad range of intrusion prevention and advanced antiworm services delivered by the IPS modules via the AIP SSM and AIP SSC, or the comprehensive malware protection and content security services enabled by the CSC SSM. The Cisco ASA 5555-X is a midrange security appliance that uses the Cisco SecureX framework for a context-aware approach to security that delivers multiple security services, multigigabit performance, flexible interface options, and redundant power supplies - all in a compact 1-RU form factor.