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 ...

Get Securing Your Business with Cisco ASA and PIX Firewalls now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.