Chapter 6. Cisco Firewalls: Appliance and Module

The firewall has become a common entity and is a necessary and integral part of every network infrastructure. The most critical requirement in most security solutions today is implementing a firewall. Networks today have grown both in size and complexity, with the environment becoming increasingly hostile. This chapter brings together Cisco industry-leading innovative firewall technology with flagship products uniquely positioned to deliver purpose-built, feature-rich firewall technology.

The previous chapter focused on a router-based IOS Firewall solution, whereas this chapter mainly focuses on the hardware-based, purpose-built Cisco Firewall technology.

The chapter discusses various types of ...

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