firepower 1000 series firewalls

The Cisco Firepower Firewall Everyone is Waiting For

If you follow Cisco networking and their security products, then you are no stranger to the launch of the Firepower and FTD series of firewalls. It offered products that ranged from small branch-office firewalls...

Firepower FTD – No Gateway for Management Interface

I was recently working on a Firepower 5506-X that I pulled off the shelf that had had the configuration wizard ran on it already. The management interface had a configuration but had no gateway...

FMC – An internal error is preventing the system from validating this policy.

Have you ever been working on an access policy in Cisco Firepower Management Center and then seen the following error pop up when you opened or saved a policy: An internal error is preventing the...

Connect Firewall to FMC Through NAT Device

Normally connecting a firewall to a Firepower Management Center server is a short, simple process. This is because a lot of use cases have the FMC and the FTD firewall on the same network....

ERROR: TRACER: NP failed tracing packet

I recently implemented a couple of Cisco Firepower firewalls and have been using the packet-tracer feature to determine which NAT rules were being used for certain traffic for instance. Then, after troubleshooting an issue...

Firepower 4100/9300 – Reset to Factory Default

I recently began working on a project with a Firepower 4100 chassis. When I powered on the appliance I quickly realized that the setup would be different than a normal Firepower device. The console...

Cisco Router IPSec VPN Tunnel Lab (with Video)

This post will cover the creation of an IPSec tunnel between two Cisco routers. If you've ever done one of these on an ASA firewall for instance, you will notice right off the bat...