Show 73 – Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall – Sponsored

Cisco is extending their Nexus 1000V in new directions. Not only is the Nexus 1000V a virtual switch, it acts as a platform for extending ASA firewall and security technology into your virtual environment. In this sponsored podcast, we get Rajneesh Chopra, Product Manager for the Nexus 1000V product line, to talk about how Virtual ASA maps into the product and fits into Cisco’s product strategy.

Topics Covered

  • Data path from source to destination
  • How the firewall is both in-line and indirect for application scanning.
  • Suppoer for existing procedures and firewall policies
  • Performance and capacity planning for the Virtual ASA firewall
  • comparing with vShield Edge/App as distinct firewall solutions.
  • comparing with Juniper VGW and HP Tipping Point SVF.
  • Answering the question – Wouldn’t everyone need both VSG and virtual ASA? Is there a customer for one that would never need the other?

Show Notes

Previously we covered the Nexus 1000v in Show 49 – Cisco Nexus 1000v on 21 June 2011 where we covered the internal working and product overview.

You can find more information on the Cisco ASA 1000v Cloud Firewall on these links:

ASA 1000V product page

Nexus 1000V product page

Cisco Virtual Network Management Center

And big thanks to Cisco Server and Virtualization Business Unit for sponsoring the Packet Pushers. It helps us to keep pushing out more content. !!!

Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count. He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus.
Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro
Greg Ferro

Latest posts by Greg Ferro (see all)

  • Andy

    Am I blind? Can’t see the show link.

    • Andy

      It has now appeared!  Can’t wait, the vASA looks really interesting.

  • Mmason

    Nice show. But I don’t believe the Nexus 1000v works with the current HyperV. It will be supported with Windows 8 HyperV whenever that actually comes out.  The vendors should really distinguish between futures and what is available now.

  • Markh

    True to marketing-type
    – ‘ability’ corrected to ‘agility’ – so ‘in’
    – ‘right-sized’
    and vendor fed with question and answer in same breathe by interviewers (several times)

    … never the less I do appreciate your efforts

    • Etherealmind

      Hi Mark

      Correct. It’s a sponsored show so we are working with the vendor to get their message across so it’s a different format. Hopefully, we are taking the marketing into a more technical place than we usually receive. But it’s helps to ensure that we can continue to spend time and produce more content.