Short Cut Summary

We are now at the end of this short cut on Cisco firewall technology. The aim of this short cut was to provide you with an easy-to-read guide to the different types of firewall technologies and information about how these are represented with current Cisco technology.

We started the short cut looking at what firewalls are and their history over the past 20 years. This introduced concepts such as packet filtering and stateful firewalls. Explanations of these technologies were provided, and their relevance to today’s technologies was explained. We then looked at the main product lines in the Cisco firewall family. These were the Cisco IOS Firewall, the Cisco PIX Firewall, the Cisco Firewall Services Module, and the newest addition ...

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