Refer to the following sections for information about these topics:
• 9-1: Firewall Load-Balancing Overview—Explains how firewall load balancing works and the methods that are available to perform it.
• 9-2: Firewall Load Balancing in Software—Covers firewall load balancing with the Catalyst 6500 using the Cisco IOS software and its Server Load Balancing (SLB) feature.
• 9-3: Firewall Load Balancing in Hardware—Presents the methods to use the Catalyst 6500 Content Switching Module (CSM) for high-performance firewall load balancing.
• 9-4: Firewall Load-Balancing Appliance—Covers firewall load balancing with the Cisco Content Services Switches (CSS 11000 and 11500 families).
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