new firmware for firewall

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May 8th, 2010
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Has anyone used the new 8.3 version on cisco firewalls.I wanted to know the main features with this new version and any bugs encountered, with a possible facts to decide whether i should go for an upgrade from my current versions.



Thanks in advance.

Correct Answer by Federico Coto F... about 6 years 10 months ago

Hi,


I've been using the 8.3 code recently.

It completely changes the configuration for NAT, major changes in ACLs behavior and more object-oriented structure.


As far as the caveats, you can check all the information here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa83/release/notes/asarn83.html


Keep in mind that depending on the model of the ASA, you need a memory upgrade to run 8.3 (details on the above link as well).


You can safely upgrade a lab ASA to 8.3 (even if it does not meet the memory requirements) to play with it, but a production ASA, make sure you meet the memory requirements prior to the upgrade.


Federico.

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Federico Coto F... Sat, 05/08/2010 - 13:34
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Hi,


I've been using the 8.3 code recently.

It completely changes the configuration for NAT, major changes in ACLs behavior and more object-oriented structure.


As far as the caveats, you can check all the information here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa83/release/notes/asarn83.html


Keep in mind that depending on the model of the ASA, you need a memory upgrade to run 8.3 (details on the above link as well).


You can safely upgrade a lab ASA to 8.3 (even if it does not meet the memory requirements) to play with it, but a production ASA, make sure you meet the memory requirements prior to the upgrade.


Federico.

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