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By Ray Blair

Cisco safe Firewall providers Module (FWSM)


Best practices for securing networks with FWSM


Ray Blair, CCIE® No. 7050

Arvind Durai, CCIE No. 7016


The Firewall companies Module (FWSM) is a high-performance stateful-inspection firewall that integrates into the Cisco® 6500 change and 7600 router chassis. The FWSM screens site visitors flows utilizing program inspection engines to supply a powerful point of community safety. The FWSM defines the safety parameter and allows the enforcement of safety guidelines via authentication, entry keep watch over lists, and protocol inspection. The FWSM is a key component of an individual deploying community security.


Cisco safe Firewall companies Module (FWSM) covers all facets of the FWSM. The publication offers a close examine how the FWSM strategies info, in addition to deploy recommendation, configuration info, strategies for community integration, and stories of operation and administration. This e-book provide you with a unmarried resource that comprehensively solutions how and why the FWSM capabilities because it does. this data permits you to effectively installation the FWSM and achieve the best practical take advantage of your deployment. sensible examples all through exhibit you the way different clients have effectively deployed the FWSM.


By interpreting this publication, you are going to find out how the FWSM features, the diversities among the FWSM and the ASA protection equipment, the right way to enforce and preserve the FWSM, the most recent gains of the FWSM, and the way to configure universal installations.


Ray Blair, CCIE® No. 7050, is a consulting platforms architect who has been with Cisco for greater than eight years, operating totally on safeguard and massive community designs. He has twenty years of expertise in designing, enforcing, and conserving networks that experience integrated approximately all networking applied sciences. Mr. Blair keeps 3 CCIE certifications in Routing and Switching, defense, and repair supplier. he's additionally a CNE and a CISSP.


Arvind Durai, CCIE No. 7016, is a sophisticated prone technical chief for Cisco. His fundamental accountability has been in aiding significant Cisco clients within the company zone. considered one of his focuses has been on defense, and he has authored numerous white papers and layout courses in a variety of applied sciences. Mr. Durai keeps CCIE certifications, in Routing and Switching and Security.


  • Understand modes of operation, defense degrees, and contexts for the FWSM
  • Configure routing protocols and the host-chassis to aid the FWSM
  • Deploy ACLs and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Apply category and coverage maps
  • Configure a number of FWSMs for failover support
  • Configure program and protocol inspection
  • Filter site visitors utilizing clear out servers, ActiveX, and Java filtering functions
  • Learn how IP multicast and the FWSM interact
  • Increase functionality with firewall load balancing
  • Configure IPv6 and uneven routing
  • Mitigate community assaults utilizing shunning, anti-spoofing, connection limits, and timeouts
  • Examine community layout, administration, and troubleshooting most sensible practices


This defense publication is a part of the Cisco Press® Networking know-how sequence. safety titles from Cisco Press support networking execs safe severe facts and assets, hinder and mitigate community assaults, and construct end-to-end self-defending networks.


Category: Networking: Security

Covers: Firewall security


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