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From: "Captain Bock" <newsletters () mar7ins net>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:19:29 +0100

I used FTester in a recent test campaign with very interesting results.

U can find this at:

All the best

Captain Bock

On 10/24/07, Craig Wright <Craig.Wright () bdo com au> wrote:
These are a manual process. Tools may aid in the process, but it is
still a process of comparing config to policy (and hopefully one

No tool can decide what is good for a firm/company. Tools will help
extract the data, but to my knowledge there is no expert system that
will analyse a company security policy and map it to a list of ingress
and egress filters. (Maybe a good topic for a hopeful PhD candidate in
Computational Linguistics, Computational learning and Security).

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-----Original Message-----

From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Kevin Ortloff
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2007 2:09 AM
To: Roman; jctx09 () yahoo com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Firewall rulebase audit

I would say that the best audit for firewalls are manual. There are
tools that can point things out to you, but usually I run nessus or
similar from the outside to gain knowledge of open ports, then I
manually go through the acl's. Once, that's cleaned up, look at your
object groups, hit counters, and translations.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Roman Shirokov
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:09 AM
To: jctx09 () yahoo com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Firewall rulebase audit


You can check check  this:

CIS Level 1 & 2 Benchmarks and Audit Tool for Cisco IOS Routers and PIX


I have a pair of PIX firewalls that I need to audit. I was hoping to
get some guidelines for doing this. Antyhing specific to PIX would be
even better.

1) What is the best/easiest way to document a current policy?
Spreadsheet?? I would like to know what ports (services) are open and
to where? Also duplicates, etc.? Would it be best just to put it in a
spreadsheet? Is there a tool for this?

2)Is there standard Analysis checklist to go by when reviewing a (PIX)
firewall policy?

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thank you,

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