Fairly new to firewalls and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how easy the Cisco PIX are to configure. I understand they use Cisco IOS so I am assuming they have similar commands to cisco routers and switches? Or are they similar to configuring access lists on routers?
Does anyone know of an online simiulation I could use?
The PIX/ASA dont run IOS in the sense that you are used to on the routers and switches. Since you are new to the PIX/ASA, the GUI might be easier for you to become comfortable with it to start. Over time, you will want to learn how to do it from CLI as I have hit a couple of bugs in the GUI that caused some problems.
You can download the ASA Device Manager GUI (ASDM) from CCO. After you install ASDM on your PC, ASDM has a "Run in a Demo Mode" option so you can check out the different things in ASDM without having an ASA
Ron is right and Patrick has provided a good suggestion. Althought the concept and interface applies, the commands are required config are a bit different from conventional IOS in switches/routers. I have purchased a ASA 5505 and am still learning from the GUI, but trying to move to CLI.
Cisco offers quite a bit of good reference material for both the CLI and GUI. Hope this helps!