Best ASA for a lab

DB CooperDB Cooper MemberMember Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
hello,
I realize an ASA is not required for ccna security, but I'm thinking of the future. What would be a good choice for NP??

Thanks for all of the advice!!

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  • zykezyke Junior Member Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    The bigger the better. But you can manage with 2x5505. At least that's the recommendations I've read.
  • DB CooperDB Cooper Member Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the advice Zyke.
  • shodownshodown Senior Member Member Posts: 2,271
    I've been running ASA's on GNS3 on windows 7. It runs great for me. Not sure if you really need to purchase actually firewalls.
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  • SecurityThroughObscuritySecurityThroughObscurity Senior Member Member Posts: 212 ■■■□□□□□□□
    ASAv (vmware).
  • zykezyke Junior Member Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    ASAv (vmware).

    Could you elaborate? where do I get this new thing called virtual? =)
  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Senior Member Member Posts: 1,104
    GNS3 and or ASAv

    I'd stick to GNS3 personally for NP studies.
    Modularity and Design Simplicity:

    Think of the 2:00 a.m. test—if you were awakened in the
    middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • praminpramin Senior Member Member Posts: 138 ■■■□□□□□□□
    shodown wrote: »
    I've been running ASA's on GNS3 on windows 7. It runs great for me. Not sure if you really need to purchase actually firewalls.

    Which IOS version are you using?
  • richypcrichypc Junior Member Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Bought the CCNA Security lab book and did 12 out of 15 chapters, the last 3 contained ASA Labs. I was cheap and decided to take the test and passed it regardless. You don't really need it, just watch some ASA 5505 youtube videos take get down what you need to take the exam. At the CCNA Security level it really isn't that much ASA focused; more focus is put on CCP. CCNP Security however is a different monster.
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,834 Mod
    GNS3 and or ASAv

    I'd stick to GNS3 personally for NP studies.

    Over a physical lab?
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