Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module Configuration Guide, 4.1
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Table Of Contents

About This Guide

Audience

Objectives

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


This preface describes the objectives and organization of this document and explains how to find additional information on related products and services.

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

Objectives

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

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

Managing network security

Installing and configuring firewalls

Managing default and static routes, and TCP and UDP services

Objectives

This document contains instructions and procedures for configuring the Firewall Services Module (FWSM), a single-width services module supported on the Catalyst 6500 switch and the Cisco 7600 router, using the command-line interface. FWSM protects your network from unauthorized use. This guide does not cover every feature, but describes only the most common configuration scenarios.

You can also configure and monitor the FWSM by using ASDM, a web-based GUI application. ASDM includes configuration wizards to guide you through some common configuration scenarios, and online Help for less common scenarios. For more information, see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6121/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.

Document Conventions

The FWSM command syntax descriptions use the following 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.

Examples might include output from different platforms; for example, you might not recognize an interface type in an example because it is not available on your platform. Differences should be minor.


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


For information on modes, prompts, and syntax, see Appendix C "Using the Command-Line Interface."

Related Documentation

FWSM documentation is at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/ps4452/tsd_products_support_model_home.html

ASDM documentation is at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6121/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

For more information, see the following documentation:

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module Command Reference

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module System Log Messages

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module Installation and Verification Note

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module Release Notes

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Firewall Services Module Configuration Guide using ASDM

Release Notes for Cisco ASDM

Open Source Software Licenses for FWSM

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

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