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CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 Quick Reference by Andrew Mason

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Section 2. Basic Connectivity and Device Management

This section starts to look at the configuration of the Cisco ASA and covers the fundamentals for providing basic connectivity and device management. This section covers basic command-line interface (CLI) configuration, but mainly focuses on configuring the ASA through the graphical Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).

CLI and ASDM Connection

You can configure a Cisco ASA in two ways: through the CLI or through the ASDM.

Both the CLI and ASDM offer benefits for configuration, and people disagree as to the best method. The CLI versus GUI configuration argument has been around since the days of UNIX versus Windows. The CLI is fast, after you have mastered it, but the GUI is intuitive and ...

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