Replacing Cisco Firewalls with Fortinet Firewalls
Mar22

Replacing Cisco Firewalls with Fortinet Firewalls

KB ID 0001741 Replacing Cisco If you’ve been following articles on the site you will know that the focus of the firewall related output is shifting from Cisco ASA / Cisco FirePOWER to Fortinet (FortiGate) firewalls. This article is so you can make an informed choice about what you want to replace your Cisco firewall with. Note: I’m starting with SOHO and Business sized firewalls but I will extend this to ‘Enterprise...

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Which Firepower To Replace Your ASA 5500-X?
Oct01

Which Firepower To Replace Your ASA 5500-X?

KB ID 0001705 Problem Well  the ASA5516-X was the last one to go end of sale. You may be able to get stock of the remainder of the ASA5500-X series as people clear their shelves, or they may be available as ‘refurb’ stock but they are disappearing. So you would think that the replacements would be better documented? Well it’s sketchy at best, and when you look a the data sheets for the new FPR range the links on...

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Cisco Firepower 1010 (FTD) Initial Setup
Jun16

Cisco Firepower 1010 (FTD) Initial Setup

KB ID 0001678   If you’re here you’ve either purchased a new Cisco Firepower device running FTD (FirePower Threat Defence) or have re-imaged your Firepower device from ASA to FTD code. On its factory defaults, the unit will have the following settings. Inside IP address (VLAN 1) 192.168.1.1 (on all interfaces from 2 to 8). Outside IP Address set to DHCP in interface 1. Management IP address 192.168.45.1 on the Management...

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Reimage Cisco 1010 ASA to FTD
Jun15

Reimage Cisco 1010 ASA to FTD

KB ID 0001677 Problem Sorry it’s taken me a while to get round to this, every time I do some work on the firewall I need to kill the internet at home, and I’ve got a wife and two daughters, who live online! So if you follow the site you will know I’ve got a Cisco Firepower 1010 device, and I’ve been looking at it running the ASA code. Now here’s how to ‘re-image’ the device with the FTD...

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Cisco Firepower 1010 Configuration
Apr23

Cisco Firepower 1010 Configuration

KB ID 0001673 Background This page will be used as a central repository and ‘index’ for configuration on the Cisco Firepower 1010 series firewall. I intend to add to it as I test the capabilities and work out any problems whilst trialing/deploying and operating this platform. Config Documents VPN Firepower 1000 series running ASA Code. General Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing Reimage Cisco 1010 ASA to FTD VPN EZVPN Is not...

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Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing
Apr22

Cisco Firepower 1010 Licensing

KB ID 0001672 Problem So we have unboxed and setup our Firepower 1010 device, simply logging into the ASDM fires off warnings that it’s only running DES and I need to register the unit go get any decent level of encryption, (seriously why is 3DES still an ‘add on’ licence, who is still doing 56bit encryption!)  So let’s get is registered and licenced. Solution The ‘Licence Envelope’ in the box is...

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