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CSPM 3.1 VS PIX MC

Hi all,

Does anyone know the main differenece between CSPM 3.1 and PIX Managemen Center in configuring PIX firewall? Which one is better?Thanks

Gary

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Re: CSPM 3.1 VS PIX MC

To the best of my knowledge, cisco has two graphical user interface products to configure the PIX firewall, the PIX firewall manager (PFM) and the PIX device manager (PDM). CSPM can be used too.

As for the question of deciding beween them, well, all of them have their advanteges and disadvantages. In any case, I dont think that you should use PFM due to it's known vulnerabilities. More information about the PFM's vulnerability is available at the URL:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/770/pixmgrfile-pub.shtml.

PDM is available PIX OS 6.0 and later. PDM ships with every PIX Firewall running software version 6.0(1) and above. Refer to the Caveats" section of the Release Notes for the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 6.0(1) document for PDM bugs at: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_60/pixrn601.htm

If you are using CSPM to manage Cisco Secure devices such as PIX, you must install CSPM version 3.x. Refer to the Caveats section of Release Notes for the Cisco Secure Policy Manager 3.0 for cspm bugs at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/ismg/policy/ver30/reln30.htm

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