Case Studies

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Deploying the Cisco ASA at branch offices and small businesses
  • Deploying the Cisco ASA as a large enterprise firewall, VPN, and IPS
  • Deploying the Cisco ASA to provide data center security

This chapter provides a series of real-life examples of how Cisco ASA appliances are deployed at small, medium, and large organizations. Several case studies, based on the organization used in previous chapters (SecureMe), demonstrate how the Cisco ASA can help secure organizations of all sizes.

The first case study demonstrates how a business partner (Partner-A) uses Cisco ASA to provide firewall protection to its network and to communicate over a secure VPN connection to SecureMe's regional site in Washington. Additionally, this case study demonstrates an example of a remote branch office implementation.

The second case study shows how SecureMe deploys Cisco ASA to provide high-availability protection from its Internet with Anti-X and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) services. Furthermore, a cluster of Cisco ASA appliances is implemented for a remote-access VPN.

The final, third case study demonstrates how Cisco ASA is deployed to provide data center security with high availability and inline IPS services.

Part I: Product Overview

Introduction to Network Security

Product History

Hardware Overview

Part II: Firewall Solution

Initial Setup and System Maintenance

Network Access Control

IP Routing

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

Application Inspection

Security Contexts

Transparent Firewalls

Failover and Redundancy

Quality of Service

Part III: Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Solution

Intrusion Prevention System Integration

Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco IPS Software via CLI

Part IV: Virtual Private Network (VPN) Solution

Site-to-Site IPSec VPNs

Remote Access VPN

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Part V: Adaptive Security Device Manager

Introduction to ASDM

Firewall Management Using ASDM

IPS Management Using ASDM

VPN Management Using ASDM

Case Studies



Cisco Asa(c) All-in-one Firewall, IPS, And VPN Adaptive Security Appliance
Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance
ISBN: 1587052091
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 231

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