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The Cisco ASA provides advanced stateful firewall and VPN concentrator functionality. It has long been the industry standard for firewalls. For more information on this product, see http:/​/​​go/​asa.

Firepower Threat Defense provides unified next-generation firewall and next-generation IPS functionality. In addition to the IPS features available on Firepower Software models, firewall and platform features include Site-to-Site VPN, robust routing, NAT, clustering, and other optimizations in application visibility and access control. Firepower Threat Defense also supports Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and URL filtering. For more information on this product, see http:/​/​​go/​ngfw.

Cisco's Migration Tool allows you to convert specific features in an ASA configuration to the equivalent features in an Firepower Threat Defense configuration using the easy to use wizard based Migration Tool. Download the Migration Tool here . Release notes here.

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@Poltergeist I can't be more agree with your statement at the end.

They could have done a better job in naming their product.

For example:

  • The update for the FMC is named Sourcefire 3D Defense Center.
  • And update for FirePower module software is named Cisco Network Sensor Patch.

Why not just name the update FMC update, FirePower module update!?

Hi Cisco,

How to install FMC ?

how to management FTD using ASDM


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Hi phuong, FTD is the successor of ASA and hence it cannot be managed using ASDM. you can manage FTD using either the centralised management server which is FMC or locally manage using Firepower device manager (FDM). configuration guides are available on Cisco sites. You can refer it. There is couple of books as well. If you have Kindle, then you can read free. Explained upgrading ,managing FTD using FMC and FDM.
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