Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.3
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Product Documentation

Security Manager and Auto Update Server Documentation

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Cisco Security Manager (Security Manager) enables you to manage security policies on Cisco devices in large, medium, or small networks. You can use shareable objects and policies in Security Manager to manage thousands of devices or only a few. Security Manager also supports multiple configuration views that are optimized for different use cases, supports the provisioning of many platform-specific settings, and provides device grouping capabilities.

Note Cisco Security Management Suite combines Security Manager and an otherwise separate product, Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System, an appliance that enables you to monitor, identify, isolate, and counter security threats in your network. See

This guide does the following:

Lists hardware and software requirements for installing Security Manager and its related applications.

Explains important concepts about the software applications that you select for installation and the environment in which you install them.

Provides instructions for installing Security Manager server and Auto Update Server and for installing dedicated client software for Security Manager.

Describes what you must do after installation so that you can use your newly installed applications successfully.

Guides you in understanding and troubleshooting problems that might occur during, or as a result of, installation.

Note Before you install the applications, we recommend that — for the most recent information — you read the release notes on that are most relevant to the actual software components you choose to install. The release notes might contain corrections or additions to this guide or provide other information that affects planning, preparation, installation, or deployment. See Product Documentation.


This document is for network and security personnel who install, configure, deploy, and manage security infrastructure.


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Product Documentation

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available on This section explains the product documentation resources that Cisco offers.

Security Manager and Auto Update Server Documentation

Related Documentation

Security Manager and Auto Update Server Documentation

describes available documentation for Cisco Security Manager and Auto Update Server in the reading order that we recommend.

Table 1 Security Manager Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Release Notes for Cisco Security Manager

Also covers Auto Update Server.

Supported Devices and Software Versions for Cisco Security Manager

Includes support information for Auto Update Server.

Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager

(This guide)

User Guide for Cisco Security Manager

User Guide for Auto Update Server

Context-sensitive online help

Select an option in the GUI, then click Help.

Related Documentation

identifies important documentation for Common Services 4.0.

Table 2 Documentation for Related Products 

Document Title URL
Common Services Documentation

Release Notes for CiscoWorks Common Services 4.0

User Guide for CiscoWorks Common Services 4.0

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 this URL:

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