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Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager


Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is a powerful yet easy-to-use application that delivers integrated security management. It accelerates security policy creation while reducing management overhead and human error with wizards, debugging tools, and monitoring services. Its secure design enables anytime, anywhere management access to Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco PIX security appliances, and Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM).

Cisco ASDM helps you manage network and application security more effectively while improving operational efficiency through the following key features:

  • Rapid Configuration: Features such as in-line and drag-and-drop policy editing, auto complete, configuration wizards, appliance software upgrades, and online help enable trouble-free initial configuration and policy change without issuing complex commands or worrying about syntactical error.
  • Powerful Diagnostics: Features such as Packet Tracer, log-policy correlation, packet capture, regular expression tester, and embedded log reference reduce administrative overhead and increase operational efficiency.
  • Real-Time Monitoring: Features such as device, firewall, content security, and IPS dashboards; real-time graphing; and tabulated metrics enable rapid response to security incidents and trend analysis.
  • Management Flexibility: A lightweight and secure design enables remote management of multiple security appliances while supporting a wide variety of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 Server, and MacOS X