I see that it's possible to automate updates of the ASA 5510 and AIP SSM via FTP to my own server. Is it possible to automate the downloads directly from Cisco.com?
Jeremy, the answer to your question is that is correct, as far as Cisco products are concerned. So I wrote a PERL app that does exactly this, and I published an article on it in June 2007's issue of Sys Admin magazine. Here is the article online: http://www.samag.com/documents/s=10128/sam0706a/0706a.htm
And it is also on my website, with a tar of the scripts at: