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Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance by Omar Santos, Jazib Frahim - CCIE No. 5459

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Chapter 4. Initial Setup and System Maintenance

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) can be set up in a number of ways to adapt any network topology. However, proper planning is essential for successful implementations of the security features that Cisco ASA offers. This chapter guides you through the initial configuration of the security appliance and shows ways to monitor the health and status of the system.

Accessing the Cisco ASA Appliances

Cisco ASA provides two types of user interface:

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