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ASA Technology Update Part 2 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

By Ryan Lindfield

Botnet Traffic Filter

Another exciting feature released in the 8.2 release is the Botnet Traffic Filter. This new technology enables the ASA to monitor both inbound and outbound traffic and to compare the external IP addresses and hostnames to a dynamic database, or blacklist, of offensive IP addresses and domain names. Essentially, after purchasing the license for this feature (a 30 day trial is available), your firewall gains insight into the latest known locations of botnet control points, SPAM distribution points, and other known hostile hosts.

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ASA Technology Update Part 1 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:19:00 AM

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Tags: adaptive security appliance, Ryan Lindfield, asa, technology

ASA Technology Update Part 3 of 4

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Feb 8, 2011 10:18:00 AM

By Ryan Lindfield

AnyConnect Essentials

AnyConnect Essentials is a new licensing option for Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) client on the ASA. With the introduction of SSL VPN, Cisco began charging “per connection fees” for remote VPN connections. This came as a shock to many of you who were accustomed to connecting as many users as the box allowed with IPSec and never giving a thought to licensing. The default WebVPN license on the ASA is for two concurrent WebVPN users; each additional user requires additional licensing.

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Tags: adaptive security appliance, Ryan Lindfield, asa, technology, anyconnect essentials, networking