Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook
Organized by families of features, this book helps you get up to speed quickly and efficiently on topics such as file management, building connectivity, controlling access, firewall management, increasing availability with failover, load balancing, logging, and verifying operation.
Sections are marked by shaded tabs for quick reference, and information on each feature is presented in a concise format, with background, configuration, and example components.
Whether you are looking for an introduction to the latest ASA, PIX, and FWSM devices or a complete reference for making the most out of your Cisco firewall deployments, Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition, helps you achieve maximum protection of your network resources.
"Many books on network security and firewalls settle for a discussion focused primarily on concepts and theory. This book, however, goes well beyond these topics. It covers in tremendous detail the information every network and security administrator needs to know when configuring and managing market-leading firewall products from Cisco."
-Jason Nolet, Vice President of Engineering, Security Technology Group, Cisco
David Hucaby, CCIE (R) No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with health-care networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, ASA, FWSM, and VPN product lines. He was one of the beta reviewers of the ASA 8.0 operating system software.
Learn about the various firewall models, user interfaces, feature sets, and configuration methods
Understand how a Cisco firewall inspects traffic
Configure firewall interfaces, routing, IP addressing services, and IP multicast support
Maintain security contexts and flash and configuration files, manage users, and monitor firewalls with SNMP
Authenticate, authorize, and maintain accounting records for firewall users
Control access through the firewall by implementing transparent and routed firewall modes, address translation, and traffic shunning
Define security policies that identify and act on various types of traffic with the Modular Policy Framework
Increase firewall availability with firewall failover operation
Understand how firewall load balancing works
Generate firewall activity logs and learn how to analyze the contents of the log
Verify firewall operation and connectivity and observe data passing through a firewall
Configure Security Services Modules, such as the Content Security Control (CSC) module and the Advanced Inspection Processor (AIP) module
This security book is part of the Cisco Press (R) Networking Technology Series. Security titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals secure critical data and resources, prevent and mitigate network attacks, and build end-to-end self-defending networks.
Category: Networking: Security
Covers: Cisco ASA 8.0, PIX 6.3, and FWSM 3.2 version firewalls
- Paperback | 912 pages
- 188 x 230 x 46mm | 1,559.98g
- 08 Oct 2007
- Pearson Education (US)
- Cisco Press
- Indianapolis, United States
- 2nd edition
Other books in this series
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22 Sep 2016
14 Dec 2017
26 Jun 2017
11 May 2011
24 Oct 2007
About David Hucaby
He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.
Back cover copy
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Firewall
Chapter 2 Configuration Fundamentals
Chapter 3 Building Connectivity
Chapter 4 Firewall Management
Chapter 5 Managing Firewall Users
Chapter 6 Controlling Access Through the Firewall
Chapter 7 Inspecting Traffic
Chapter 8 Increasing Firewall Availability with Failover
Chapter 9 Firewall Load Balancing
Chapter 10 Firewall
Chapter 11 Verifying Firewall Operation
Chapter 12 ASA Modules
Appendix A Well-Known Protocol and Port Numbers
Appendix B Security Appliance Logging Messages