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redundant ASA or PIX configuration

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For years I have used Sonicwall and set it up for redundant / failover.  I just set up a heartbeat cable between the two identical model Sonicwall devices, and if one dies, the other comes online with the exact same LAN and Inet IP addresses.

Is there a very, very simple document or tutorial to walk me through doing this exact same thing with two PIX or two ASA devices?

Oh, one other sidebar question.  do ASA devices also act as Intrusion Detection devices?  Or is that a different Cisco product?

thank  you,
Jeff
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Active/Standby configuration:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00807dac5f.shtml

There is basic IPS built into the ASA product.  There is a more full-featured IPS module that you can install and configure as well.
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asavener,
Yes, I have seen that link.  I was looking for something a little more "step by step".  but if that is all there is, I guess I can go with that.

What "basic IPS" functions are in the ASA.   And what more full-featured functions are added by that module?  (I am assuming this is a hardware add in module, correct?)

thank you,
Jeff
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See these pages for info on what the ASA can do out of the box:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa72/configuration/guide/protect.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa72/configuration/guide/inspect.html


The IPS module is a hardware add on.  It has the ability to perform advanced IPS functions, download updated patters/definitions, learn normal traffic patterns and alert when anomalies are detected, etc.

IPS module quick guide:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/quick_start/ips/ips_qsg.html

IPS module overview:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5853/ps5875/prod_presentation0900aecd806ccf26.pdf
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Thank you very much!
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