Cisco ASA/PIX Security Appliance Overview

The ASA/PIX Security Appliance is a multipurpose security device designed to provide protection against many different security threats. The ASA/PIX Security Appliance is unique in that you can use it as a perimeter device, and it can handle many of the layers of the tradition defense-in-depth model.

The ASA/PIX Security Appliance has many functions that protect your network. This book addresses the following specific functions:

  • Denial-of-service protection

  • Traffic filtering

  • Interface isolation (DMZ deployment)

  • Stateful traffic inspection

  • Application inspection

  • User authentication

  • Intrusion prevention

  • Secure management

  • Event logging

Denial-of-Service Protection

The ASA/PIX Security Appliance uses various technologies ...

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