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

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Implementing VPN Using ASDM

VPN has several different attributes that you must configure before you can establish a VPN tunnel allowing remote users to connect. Fortunately, ASDM has a built-in wizard that steps you though exactly what needs to be done to configure your ASA/PIX Security Appliance to allow the connection of VPN clients.

This section covers two steps to configure your ASA/PIX Security Appliance for VPN connectivity:

  • Downloading and installing the Cisco VPN client

  • Using ASDM to configure VPN on the ASA/PIX Security Appliance

Downloading and Installing the Cisco VPN Client

Cisco uses some proprietary technology in IPSec VPN, such as Dead Peer Detection, that tracks and recovers dropped VPN tunnels. Therefore, you should use only the ...

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