This chapter covers the following topics:
• Handling Fragmented Traffic: This section explains how a Cisco ASA can virtually reassemble all the fragments of a packet to inspect the contents.
• Prioritizing Traffic: This section explains how traffic is handled as it is passed out an ASA interface and how time-critical traffic can be prioritized for premium service.
• Controlling Traffic Bandwidth: This section covers traffic policing and traffic shaping, two methods you can configure to rate limit traffic passing through an interface.
A Cisco ASA is normally busy inspecting traffic and applying security policies. It also has features that you can leverage to control how it handles packets as they pass through. Even ...