Category Archives: Firewall

Tshoot: Unable to establish SIC between gateway and management

1. Check if both your management server and Checkpoint security gateway has the same time. 2. Check if there is duplicated IP address. I have made a silly mistake that my smart dashboard pc has the same IP address as … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA: Firewall rule testing before deployment

Introduction You want to segregate the network between users and servers network. Both the users and servers network is using the same subnet 192.168.20.0/24, to reduce the changes while implementing firewall and to test the firewall before it is deployed … Continue reading

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CSM: Integrating CSM with ACS version 4.2

Summarized Steps On ACS: 1. Create an ACS server administrator account with full ACS privileges. This admin credential is required for CSM AAA Mode Setup. 2. Enable Network Device Group. 3. Rename User groups. 4. Create users and associate the … Continue reading

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CSM: Authentication by TACACS+ and Authorization by CSM

When you want CSM users to be authenticated by Cisco ACS but want the authorization by CSM. Since CSM version 4.3, it has a feature of role management setup, this setup controls user rights. Login to the web portal Select … Continue reading

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CSM (disable ticket): Configuring logging to new device

Ticket management By default Cisco Security Manager enables ticket, however I have disabled the ticket management. The purpose of ticket is before any changes is made with CSM you need to create a ticket, then proceed to do the changes, … Continue reading

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CSM: Adding a device

I have googled for article related to CSM and the first many entries always directed me to Cisco’s documents, to be honest, I hate reading Cisco’s documentations, too much word and too many links that confused me and frustrated me, … Continue reading

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Cisco ASA: Packet Capture

Packet capture with access list You can use access-list to group the interesting traffic, then use the capture command. If you use ASA version 9, remember do not use the keyword any when creating access-list. This keyword supports both ipv4 … Continue reading

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