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Santos:CCNA Sec 210-260 OCG by Omar Santos, John Stuppi

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Beginning the Configuration

Now that you know the features and functions of the ASA and the core concepts of what it can do (for example, stateful filtering, packet filtering, NAT), it is time to put those concepts into practice.

Most of the time, you will be dealing with a firewall that is already configured and in a production network. If so, you just use the CLI, ASDM, or CSM (if your company owns CSM) to manage the device. However, if it is a brand new firewall and has no configuration, you want to establish a console port connection to it, power up the firewall, and set your terminal emulation program to connect through the serial cable using 9600 bits per second, no parity, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit. In your terminal emulation program, ...

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