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RE: Hardware Firewall
From: "David Crandell" <david () onholdwizard com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:55:17 -0600

I use an ASA5510.

I've configured as a perimeter firewall with two external connections (one
from our ISP and one from another in-house router) as well as a DMZ for our
internet-facing app servers and an internal LAN with DHCP.

I love the ASDM configuration interface. It makes the device pretty easy to
setup. The command interface is very similar to PIX from what I'm told, too.

I love my ASA.

Dave Crandell

Vice President, Information Systems

On Hold Media Group


david () onholdwizard com

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of h.carpentier () yahoo co uk
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 3:41 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Hardware Firewall

Hello all,

I am going to upgrade in the near future a network security course. The
course is looking at network security from a hardware point of view, using
at the present time PIX firewalls and router IOS security features.
I am very familiar with the PIX, and am aware that they will be unsupported
soon (2012?). They are replaced with ASAs. Is there really many people using
ASAs out there? The Cisco routers IOS seem to be able to fulfil most of the
functions anyway.
Do you know of other platform offering the same or similar functions? 


Hervé Carpentier

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