Cisco ASA 9.4 – Policy Based Routing

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It has finally happened: policy based routing is available for the Cisco ASA platform. This comes about from the new version 9.4 of the ASA software. While a lot of the time policy based...

Connect Firewall to FMC Through NAT Device

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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

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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...

Cisco Router IPSec VPN Tunnel Lab (with Video)

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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...

Basic DHCP Snooping Lab

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One very easy thing that I wanted to review was DHCP snooping. There isn't much to it, but it's a good thing to review. Take a look at the lab topology. SW3 is the...

Nat-Traversal (Nat-T) Clarification

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There was a recent lab I was working through where Nat-T was the main focus. Basically there was a firewall behind the internet router. It looked a little something like this, but sub our...

Cisco Firepower Sees new Resiliency with Updates

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If you are in the IT security industry, you know the history of Cisco and their Firepower line of firewalls. In the beginning, Cisco was one of the first to the Next-Gen Firewall market....