I posted a similar question under the security forum but I did not receive much feedback so I thought I would try here.
I am trying to find the real value in using SDM as a product. I understand its features for the most part, but what I am really interested in now is the firewall features sets, etc.
When using SDM, and configuring the firewall, does it configure the router with anything other than traditional access lists (Standard & extended) and CBAC?s?
I can see the value in the IPS when configured correctly, and in the auditing features, but I am seeking for the value in the firewall features.
I have not spent enough time in the IDS section to comment on such as of yet.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I will look forward to your responses.