We currently have a number of non cisco security appliances and looking to migrate to Cisco. The question that came up was : do we get ASA's or the Firewall Services Module on our CAT6500 core switches, questions we have are as follows:
1) why would purchase on over the other?
2) is the syntax the same?
3) is the design different between one and the other?
4)is the feature set the same?
5) which is easier to work with?
6) are all the PIX\ASA docs on the cisco website also apply to the FWSM, ie. in terms of configuration, etc.
Anything else we need to know?