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June 29, 2009  10:46 PM

Introduction to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Posted by: David Davis
5500, ASA, Cisco, firewall, Security

In this article from the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Tom Finnis covers the Cisco ASA 5500 series appliances - what models are available and what they offer you. All the key features like Firewall, SSL, IPSec VPN, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), and Content Security are covered. To read the full article,...

February 22, 2009  5:55 AM

Converting from old to new with the PIX to ASA Migration Tool

Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Cisco, conversion, migration, PIX, tool

In my blog post “Sadly, the PIX Firewall Is Discontinued,” written early in 2008, I said how much I had enjoyed working with the Cisco PIX over the years and how disappointed I was that it was announced by Cisco to be...

January 26, 2009  6:54 PM

Cisco PIX to ASA MigrationTool

Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Cisco, conversion, migration, PIX, tool

July 28, 2009 will be the end of sale / end of life for the Cisco PIX. As you already know the Cisco ASA is the replacement. Luckily for us, Cisco offers a...

November 30, 2008  8:58 AM

FirePlotter shows real-time Internet traffic on Cisco PIX, ASA, and Fortinet

Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Networking, PIX, Security

I ran across this cool firewall tool called Fireplotter. It graphs and shows real-time Internet traffic going through your Cisco PIX, ASA, or Fortinet Firewall. You can use it to:

  • Find out why your internet connection seems to have slowed down
  • Identify unfamiliar...

February 5, 2008  12:02 PM

Sadly, the PIX Firewall is Discontinued…

Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Cisco, Networking, PIX

What is the name that everyone thinks of when they think of firewalls? The "PIX" firewall, right? Sadly, the PIX will be discontinued by Cisco, as of January 27, 2009.  This was announced on January 28, 2008 in this

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