Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide using ASDM, 6.3
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About This Guide

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About This Guide

Document Objectives

Audience

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


About This Guide


This preface introduces Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide using ASDM and includes the following sections:

Document Objectives

Audience

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Document Objectives

The purpose of this guide is to help you configure the adaptive security appliance using ASDM. This guide does not cover every feature, but describes only the most common configuration scenarios.

This guide applies to the Cisco ASA 5500 series adaptive security appliances. Throughout this guide, the term "adaptive security appliance" applies generically to all supported models, unless specified otherwise. The PIX 500 security appliances are not supported.


Note ASDM supports many ASA versions. The ASDM documentation and online help includes all of the latest features supported by the ASA. If you are running an older version of ASA software, the documentation might include features that are not supported in your version. Similarly, if a feature was added into a maintenance release for an older major or minor version, then the ASDM documentation includes the new feature evrn though that feature might not be available in all later ASA releases. Please refer to the feature history table for each chapter to determine when features were added.


Audience

This guide is for network managers who perform any of the following tasks:

Manage network security

Install and configure firewalls/adaptive security appliances

Configure VPNs

Configure intrusion detection software

Related Documentation

For more information, see Navigating the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Documentation at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/roadmap/asaroadmap.html.

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Braces ({ }) indicate a required choice.

Square brackets ([ ]) indicate optional elements.

Vertical bars ( | ) separate alternative, mutually exclusive elements.

Boldface indicates commands and keywords that are entered literally as shown.

Italics indicate arguments for which you supply values.

Examples use these conventions:

Examples depict screen displays and the command line in screen font.

Information you need to enter in examples is shown in boldface screen font.

Variables for which you must supply a value are shown in italic screen font.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html