I have a question relating to the EtherSwtich Service modules available for the 3800 series.
Can I use the Ethernet Interfaces to terminate WAN links that are presented as Ethernet?
i.e We are getting new circuits in from BT Radianz, they will give us 2 FastEthernet Connections to their CPE. Our router would be the demarcation point. I want to firewall one connection (Extranet) and run the other straight into the network. Can I use interafecs on the EtherSwitch module for this purpose? Also can I buy a firewall module?
The service module is basically a 3750 on a blade which means you'll have two IOS's to manage. (I prefer the standard etherswitch modules because I get netflow - not available on the 3750's).
Either way I'd go for at least an advanced security ios (maybe advanced ip services if I needed service provider code) - there isn't an actual firewall module available for the 3800 (although there is an IDS module).
If security is really a worry you might want to terminate the wan links on an ASA first - just a thought..
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