Layer 4 Switching or WCCP for Ironport Web Filter Deployment

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Jun 22nd, 2009
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We are in the process of implimenting Cisco's Ironport S160 appliance for web filtering. I have a choice between integrating via WCCP at our PIX firewall, or on a layer 4 switch. We do have a 6509 in our core with a SUP1a MSFC1 PFC1.

Can we go the layer 4 route on the 6509? Do I have all I need for that? If so would there be an advantage going that route? The documentation seems very vague on the layer 4 configuration, it basically says set the Ironport device to Layer 4 mode and that's it.

What do you think?

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NPT_2 Tue, 06/23/2009 - 08:14
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I actually wasn't refering to WCCP Support for the Pix, but for Layer 4 integration support on the 6509 (instead of WCCP on the Pix) as the documentation is really vague about the differances between the two options and how you would configure Layer 4 integration.


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