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CiscoWorks Access Control List Manager 1.6
CiscoWorks Access Control List Manager (ACLM) is a Windows- and Solaris-based solution for managing access control list (ACL) features of Cisco IOS® Software, Cisco® Catalyst® Operating System (OS), and Cisco PIX® OS. Part of the CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution, CiscoWorks ACLM's applications use a Web-based user interface to simplify the management of ACLs on Cisco devices in enterprise and service provider networks. With ACLM, users can create and manipulate templates; edit, verify, and troubleshoot ACLs; and optimize large and redundant ACLs (See Figure 1).
ACL Manager GUI
CiscoWorks ACLM can reduce the time needed to perform both simple and complex operations on ACLs. Benefits to ACLM users include:
•Centralized management of ACLs on a variety of platforms and devices through a single user interface
•Simplified Web interface for all ACL operations—creating, editing, deleting, modifying, and optimizing
•Users can edit ACLs and push them to a large number of devices simultaneously using user-friendly GUIs
•Template creation, modification, semantic validation, and policy enforcement for ACLs across entire network
•Use of a role-based model for user access and privilege-level control
•Detailed ACL tuning for protection against network vulnerabilities and attacks
•Reduction in operational complexity for managing ACLs across a large network of devices
CiscoWorks ACLM dramatically reduces the time needed to develop new ACLs and maintain existing traffic filters in large-scale deployments of Cisco devices. Its browser interface and use of templates provide an effective alternative to the error-prone and redundant effort required to individually edit ACLs from a command-line interface. In larger networks, the template manager and automated deployment features allow users to centrally manage the deployment of ACL configurations for groups of users, devices, access servers, VPN routers, Web servers, and other network servers. Additionally, CiscoWorks ACLM helps optimize the contents of an ACL, including removing redundant entries and appropriately merging and consolidating ACL entries to ensure device-lookup processor cycles are reduced and packet-forwarding speeds are increased.
CiscoWorks ACLM takes advantage of the CiscoWorks Common Services and CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials framework for providing application-access security to ensure secure client-server and device-server communications. Both CiscoWorks Common Services and Resource Manager Essentials, are part of the CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution.
Supported Cisco Devices
CiscoWorks ACLM 1.6 supports several devices running Cisco IOS Software, Cisco Catalyst OS, or Cisco PIX OS. For a complete listing of devices, see the ACLM 1.6 release notes at:
Supported Releases of Cisco IOS Software, Cisco Catalyst OS, and Cisco PIX OS
•Cisco IOS Software releases 10.3 through 12.3
•Cisco Catalyst OS versions 5.3 through 7.6
•Cisco PIX OS versions 5.1 through 6.3
Client, Server, and Web Browser System Requirements
•Sun Ultra SPARC II or SPARC III with Solaris Operating System 2.7 (SPARC II) and 2.8 (SPARC III)
•IBM PC-compatible 550 MHz or faster Pentium III processor with Windows 2000 Professional, Server, or Advanced Server
•Client browser support (Solaris)—Netscape 4.76
•Client browser support (Windows)—Netscape 4.76, 4.78, and 4.79; and Internet Explorer 6.0 and 6.1 with Service Pack 1
Service and Support
Service and support for the CiscoWorks Family of products is available through the Cisco Software Application Support (SAS) program. This program offers customers contract-based 24-hour access to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), and Cisco.com privileges, and minor software maintenance updates. A SAS contract facilitates easy access to information and services needed to stay current with newly supported devices, patches, and minor updates. For more information about service and support offerings, contact your local Cisco sales office.
For more information about CiscoWorks ACLM and CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution, go to:
To place an order for CiscoWorks ACLM (part of CiscoWorks Routed WAN Management Solution), contact your local Cisco sales representative.