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Digging Deeper into the Cisco ASA Firewall REST API

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jun 6, 2015.

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    Security orchestration methods, and of course SDN, are driving the need for programmable interfaces in security products. The Cisco ASA Firewall added a REST API back in December with the 9.3(2) code release. I've asked Mason Harris from Cisco to write up a quick how-to primer on the ASA API capabilities. Thank you Mason for the great information.

    Author: Mason Harris CCIE #5916, Solutions Architect, Global Enterprise

    Over the years I've seen many different custom methods used to manage ASA firewalls. Most of them involve some version of command line interface (CLI) scripting since nearly all ASA features and functions are available in this manner. Perl and Expect scripts are the common scripting languages in use today for managing ASAs.

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