Chapter 21. Firewall Services Module

On completion of this chapter, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Describe the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) features and benefits.

  • Explain the similarities and differences between the FWSM and the PIX Firewall.

  • Describe a typical deployment scenario for the FWSM.

  • Initialize the FWSM.

  • Configure the switch VLANs.

  • Configure the FWSM interfaces.

  • Prepare the FWSM to work with PIX Device Manager (PDM).

  • Install PDM on the FWSM.

The Cisco FWSM is an integrated module for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router. The Cisco Catalyst 6500 provides intelligent services such as firewall capability, intrusion detection, and virtual private networking, along with multilayer LAN, ...

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