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Transparent vs Routed Firewall
From: Alex <alex.tsr () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 19:19:52 +0200

Hello List,

I'm in the task of setting up a Cisco ASA to protect some internal
servers. I was thinking of configuring it to be transparent (aka layer
2, bridged etc.) rather than routed (aka layer 3). From what I've read
there are some advantages to this, such as ease of deployment, less
load, etc. The reason I was thinking of going the transparent way is
that it "feels" more like a firewall to me, forget the routings, NAT,
QOS and focus on filtering and some intrusion prevention.

Is there a reason I should/shouldn't choose this configuration?

Cheers, Alex.

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