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adaptive seurity appliance(ASA)

Hi every body!

I have few questions.

My book says" ASA hardware can act as a firewall,in other security roles,and in a combination of roles."

what are those roles as indicated by" other security roles and in combination of roles " in the above excerpt ?

Thanks a lot and have a nice weekend!

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Re: adaptive seurity appliance(ASA)

I think what they are refering to

ASA hardware can act as a firewall,in other security roles,and in a combination of roles."

They are talking about using the ASA in multi-context mode where obv an ASA device can act as multiple security devices in there own execution space to partition customer traffic.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: adaptive seurity appliance(ASA)

Hello Sarah,

in addition to the multi context capabilities the ASA has extended capabilities:

it can act as a VPN concentrator

it can act as an IDS

So I think the writer could refer with roles with FW role, IDS role and so on.

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa80/configuration/guide/intro.html#wp1043760

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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New Member

Re: adaptive seurity appliance(ASA)

I think what they are refering to

ASA hardware can act as a firewall,in other security roles,and in a combination of roles."

They are talking about using the ASA in multi-context mode where obv an ASA device can act as multiple security devices in there own execution space to partition customer traffic.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: adaptive seurity appliance(ASA)

Hello Sarah,

in addition to the multi context capabilities the ASA has extended capabilities:

it can act as a VPN concentrator

it can act as an IDS

So I think the writer could refer with roles with FW role, IDS role and so on.

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa80/configuration/guide/intro.html#wp1043760

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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