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Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module (FWSM) by Arvind CCIE No. 7016 Durai, Ray CCIE No. 7050 Blair

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Chapter 2 Overview of the Firewall Services Module

The Firewall Services Module (FWSM) is a very sophisticated combination of hardware and software. The better understanding you have of the attributes and architecture, the better your ability to design, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot a security infrastructure.

Specifications

The FWSM is a single line-card/module that can be installed in either a 6500 series switch or 7600 series router (one to four modules are supported in a single 6500 or 7600 chassis—assuming slots are available). Dynamic routing is also supported through Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), or Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) stub in single-context mode. Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol ...

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