If you are running ASA 8.4 code & have existing IKEv1 VPN sessions (Remote Access VPNs or Site to Site Tunnels) , you might want to take advantage of benefits offered by IKEv2 (Internet Key Exchange version 2 – RFC 4306) & migrate those existing sessions for better network resiliency / improvements in SA negotiation […]

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In this tutorial, we will configure Cisco Secure ACS 5X to return a TACACS attribute defining the role a user should be placed into an IOS device using Role Based Access Control (RBAC).RBAC enables access restriction based on each user’s role and function within the organization.  This feature is very useful when you an ACSAdmin […]

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As you might know, Beginning Cisco ASA version 8.3, the Network Address Translation (NAT) configuration has been dramatically redesigned to allow for greater flexibility. Major advantage of this new approach is to use Real IP addresses instead of Mapped IP addresses for numerous different applications & features ( interface ACLs, MPF , botnet traffic filter […]

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In a previous tutorial, i had shown ASA emulation in Ubuntu 9.10 (Linux) . Good news is you no longer need to compile and patch Qemu (its already done for you). You just need to build initrd and linux kernel from ASA binary, set path to them in GNS3 preferences and you are all set. […]

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  In this article, i will show you how you can emulate Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) in Ubuntu Linux 9.10 ( Karmic Koala ).Also be aware that ASA does not 100% work in Qemu (enabling interfaces / communicating with real networks) but that’s enough to play with it.I used “asa802-k8.bin” for this tutorial.You can create […]

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For those of you who have been struggling integrating GNS3 with ASA as well as with JuniperOS , there is good news for you. Now, you can integrate GNS3 natively with ASA/Juniper OS using latest GNS3 release. This feature has been provided by integrating GNS3 with Qemu. Both JunOS  as well as ASA can be […]

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