Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is a secure, graphical configuration tool to set up, configure, and monitor the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA).
Cisco ADSM is installed as a separate software image on the appliance and is stored in the flash of all firewalls post Version 7.0. It can operate on the Security Appliance 515, 515E, 525, 535, 5505, 5510, 5520, and 5540 units as soon as they are upgraded to Version 7.0 or later.
A standalone or browser-based Java applet can be used as a client to access the ASDM GUI for configuration. The GUI consists of tables, drop-down menus, and task-oriented selection menus to assist in setup and configuration.