Section 2 - Cisco Firewall Technologies

Cisco Firewall Products

Currently, Cisco offers four products that fall into the firewall category: the Cisco IOS Firewall, the Cisco PIX Firewall, the Cisco Firewall Services Module (FWSM), and the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA). In this section, we look at the features of each of these firewalls and cover where these are used in a typical business. We also look at the type of hardware available for each technology.

Cisco IOS Firewall is a technology feature that is a part of Cisco Internetwork Operating System, an added benefit because you can use existing hardware at network perimeters to offer true stateful firewalling. If you are looking at using a dedicated appliance, such as the Cisco PIX ...

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