How to Install CSC SSM on Cisco ASA 5510

I have found the following informative video which shows how to physically install a Content Security Services (CSC) Module in a Cisco ASA 5510 firewall appliance, and also how to create the initial setup configuration of this module using the graphical ASDM GUI of ASA firewall. The CSC module provides protection against Viruses, Spam, Spyware […]

Cisco ASA CX – Next Generation Firewall Vision from Cisco

New business requirements, the evolvement of social networking and web 2.0 and new generation technologies are driving new requirements for network and information security. Gartner has recently published their definition for next-generation firewalls, and they have noted that their famous “magic quadrant” reports for enterprise firewalls will now be taking into account the Next Generation […]

Site to Site VPN between Cisco ASA and Router

In this post we will configure Site-to-Site IPSEC VPN between a Cisco IOS Router and ASA Firewall. ASA configuration is not much different from Cisco IOS with regards to IPSEC VPN since the fundamental concepts are the same. Let’s start our LAB example and we’ll see how it’s done. Consider the following diagram. The first […]

Upgrading Memory of Cisco ASA Firewall

After the introduction of Cisco ASA software version 8.3 last year, the device’s memory requirements for low-end models have been doubled. Many firewall administrators have been discouraged from this move from Cisco because they had to upgrade their firewalls RAM memory in order to upgrade to the newest versions. Upgrading the memory not only costs […]

How to Configure Access Control Lists on a Cisco ASA 5500 Firewall

The Cisco ASA 5500 is the new Cisco firewall model series which followed the successful Cisco PIX firewall appliance. Cisco calls the ASA 5500 a “security appliance” instead of just a “hardware firewall”, because the ASA is not just a firewall. This device combines several security functionalities, such as Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention, Content Inspection, […]