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Securing Your Business with Cisco ASA and PIX Firewalls by Greg Abelar

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Deploying Intrusion Prevention on the ASA/PIX

Using ASDM, you can perform three operations on the ASA/PIX Security Appliance associated with IP Audit:

  • View a list of the signatures and choose which signature will be triggered by the ASA/PIX.

  • Apply an IP Audit policy and action to an interface.

  • Monitor which signatures have been triggered.

When you use ASDM in conjunction with ASA and SSM, you have the following key IPS GUI features available:

  • Signature Configuration— This GUI option enables you to perform the following tasks:

    - Enable/disable signatures.

    - Set actions such as packet drops.

    - Alert using SNMP traps.

    - Packet captures on alarm traffic.

    - Customize existing signatures.

    - Create new custom signatures.

    - View details of existing signatures. ...

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