Chapter 8. Application Inspection

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to application inspection

  • Enabling application inspection using the Modular Policy CLI

  • Detailed information on the supported protocols and applications, such as HTTP, ESMTP, FTP, and H.323

This chapter describes how to use and configure application inspection on the Cisco ASA. The Cisco ASA mechanisms used for stateful application inspection enforce the secure use of applications and services in your network. The stateful inspection engine keeps information about each connection traversing through the security appliance’s interfaces and makes sure they are valid. Stateful application inspection examines not only the packet header, but also the contents of the ...

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