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CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Q and A

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Q. Can I manage all my Cisco ® PIX ® firewalls with CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software supports all Cisco PIX firewall platforms running Cisco PIX Firewall Software Version 6.2 and later.
Q. What network management tasks does CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software perform for the Cisco PIX firewall?
A. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software provides dynamic configuration, operating system, and Cisco PIX Device Manager updates.
Q. Can I upgrade all my Cisco PIX firewalls to a new Cisco PIX operating system with a single command?
A. Yes. With a single operation you can automatically update all Cisco PIX firewall operating systems without the need for manual intervention by your IT staff.
Q. How does this dynamic polling to the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software work?
A. Cisco PIX firewalls can be configured to poll periodically or contact the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software for configuration and operating system updates.
Q. Is dynamic polling secure?
A. Yes. All communications between the Cisco PIX firewall and the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software are secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Q. Can I configure the settings for the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software with a Web browser?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software features an easy-to-use Web GUI with components from the Cisco.com Website.
Q. Does the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software work with the CiscoWorks Management Center for Firewalls?
A. Yes. The CiscoWorks Management Center for Firewalls can deploy Cisco PIX firewall configurations to the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software.
Q. My remote firewall has a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)-assigned external address. How can I manage a firewall when the IP address on the managed interface has changed?
A. Cisco PIX firewalls contact the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software when they receive a new DHCP-assigned address from the ISP. The CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software keeps track of the correct IP address for management.
Q. Can the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software be placed behind a Network Address Translation (NAT) device?
A. Yes. Any remote device can contact the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software even if the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software is placed behind a NAT boundary.
Q. Does the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software support platforms other than the Cisco PIX firewall?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software supports Cisco IOS ® routers. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software allows remote Cisco IOS devices to report DHCP assigned addresses for management to CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS).
Q. Does the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software support the Cisco Catalyst ® 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM)?
A. No. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software is optimized to support large remote firewall networks. FWSM is a core firewall product.
Q. Does the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software allow the user to add or delete a device directly from the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software allows the user to directly add or delete a device without using any additional components.
Q. Can I view each device configuration file directly from the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software allows the user to view each configuration file that is associated with a device.
Q. Does the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software feature a collection of reports?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software features reports including device success and failure summary, 24-hour statistics, no-contact summary, and device event detail reports.
Q. Can the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software help users verify that firewalls are configured correctly, which helps reduce their concerns that configurations will be tampered with or "hacked"?
A. Yes. Cisco PIX firewalls periodically contact the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software to verify the current configuration. Any tampered or "hacked" configuration will be replaced with the last deployed configuration file during this periodic verification.
Q. Will the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software help me deploy a remote firewall network to thousands of sites?
A. Yes. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software allows scalability in remote firewall networks by supporting DHCP-assigned firewalls, automatic operating system distribution, and configuration at boot time.
Q. Can the polling interval to contact the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software be modified?
A. Yes. The polling interval is user defined.
Q. How do I order the CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software?
A. CiscoWorks Auto Update Server Software is available exclusively as part of CiscoWorks VMS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about CiscoWorks VMS, contact your local Cisco Systems ® sales representative. You can access additional product information at: http://www.cisco.com/go/vms.
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Web site at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal · Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2004 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCIP, CCSP, the Cisco Powered Network mark, Cisco Unity, Follow Me Browsing, FormShare, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, the Cisco IOS logo, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, GigaStack, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MGX, MICA, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, RateMUX, Registrar, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, Stratm, SwitchProbe, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, TransPath, and VCO are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Web site are the property of their respective owners. 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