Chapter 8Firepower Deployment in Routed Mode

You can deploy a Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) device as a default gateway for your network so that the hosts can communicate with the FTD device in order to connect to any different subnet or the Internet. You can also deploy an FTD device transparently, so that it becomes invisible to the hosts in your network. In short, you can deploy an FTD device in two ways—Routed Mode and Transparent Mode. This chapter describes the processes involved in deploying an FTD device in routed mode. Chapter 9, “Firepower Deployment in Transparent Mode,” covers Transparent Mode.

Routed Mode Essentials

In Routed Mode, FTD performs like a Layer 3 hop. Each interface on an FTD device connects to a different subnet. ...

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