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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 22 Designing a Network Infrastructure

Designing a network infrastructure is one of those topics that is subject to opinion. Previous experience, comfort level with different technologies, and feature likes and dislikes will all play a part in the outcome of a design. Although many solutions may exist, the ultimate goal is a reliable, manageable, cost-effective infrastructure that meets or exceeds the requirements of the project.

A very important aspect of designing, not only with the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) but with all networking components, is to understand the features and capabilities of the hardware and software.

One of the keys to success is to “keep it simple.” This makes it easier to understand, configure, maintain, and ...

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