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CSA Installation Instructions

I was wondering if anyone knows of some documentation on the installation of CSA. I have some instructions but I have found that they are alittle lacking in certain areas. What I am looking for is a more complete set of instructions that cover the server requirements and setup, CSA setup, as well as documentation that would help a beginner write policies and rules.

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Re: CSA Installation Instructions

What are the instructions you have now?

Here are the online help manuals:

Installing Management Center for Cisco Security Agents 4.5.1

Using Management Center for Cisco Security Agents 4.5.1

Release Notes for Management Center for Cisco Security Agents 4.5.1

You should pick up the book "Cisco Security Agent" by Chad Sullivan. I picked mine up at Barnes and Nobles but you can also get it directly from or from

There is also a newer book called "Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention with CSA". This book focuses more on the pre-deployment phase - gathering information about your network, planning out your rules, some standard practice scenarios, etc.

Hope that helps.

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