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6433 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2008 2:53 AM by Toby RSS

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Cisco PIX

Sep 17, 2008 6:19 AM

Toby 13 posts since
Sep 12, 2008


Hi there,






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?









  • Ronald Nutter 56 posts since
    Jul 9, 2008
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    1. Sep 17, 2008 7:16 AM (in response to Toby)
    Re: Cisco PIX


    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.






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  • Patrick Lao 196 posts since
    Apr 17, 2008
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    2. Sep 17, 2008 8:38 AM (in response to Ronald Nutter)
    Re: Cisco PIX

    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

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  • LP 12 posts since
    Jun 26, 2008
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    3. Sep 17, 2008 11:08 AM (in response to Toby)
    Re: Cisco PIX


    Hello Toby,



    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!






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