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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 7 Configuring the FWSM

This chapter takes you through the steps needed to configure the Firewall Services Module (FWSM). This chapter also covers the different FWSM mode configurations: routed, transparent, single context, and multiple contexts.

The FWSM is an inline module in the switch chassis. To configure the FWSM, switch configuration is a necessity because it relates the switch to the FWSM. The configuration of FWSM covers the details of firewall rules, policy, redundancy, and so on.

The configuration of the FWSM is a two-fold process:

Step 1

Configure the FWSM in the switch.

Step 2

Configure the FWSM for security rules.

The sections that follow describe this two-fold process in greater detail.

Configuring FWSM in the Switch

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