Appendix A. Deploying Effective Security Management

This appendix provides a short summary of security best practices for you to use when deploying the ASA/PIX Security Appliance in your network.

This appendix addresses the following topics:

  • Layer 2 Best Practices— Guidelines on how to mitigate network sniffing and other Layer 2 attacks in your network.

  • Authentication Best Practices— Guidelines on how to strengthen you authentication profile.

  • Perimeter Best Practices— Guidelines on how to apply access rules in your network.

  • Intrusion Prevention Best Practices— Guidelines on applying intrusion prevention software.

  • Host Intrusion Prevention Best Practices— Guidelines on effective management of host intrusion prevention.

  • VPN Best Practices— Guidelines ...

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