Chapter 14. Configuring Basic Firewall Policies on Cisco ASA

This chapter covers the following subjects:

The ASA appliance family and features

ASA Firewall fundamentals

Configuring the ASA

Cisco over the years has had a dedicated firewall appliance. Many years ago, it was a device named the PIX. As technology improved, a new device was created that leveraged all the features of the PIX and added some new ones. This new device is the Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). It is pronounced as if you are saying the three individual letters of A, S, A. it is important to understand the basics of a device before you configure it, so that’s what we do here in this chapter. You first learn the logic of what the ASA goes through as it makes its determination ...

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