Security Monitoring

cisco firewall security monitoring

What is a Cisco Firewall?

Cisco Firewall refers to the two popular firewall platforms developed by Cisco Systems: Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) and Cisco PIX (Private Internet eXchange).

The Cisco PIX Firewall was introduced in the late 1990s and gained significant popularity as one of the early leaders in network security appliances. It provided robust firewall capabilities and was known for its reliability and performance. Cisco PIX Firewalls reached their end-of-life in 2009, and Cisco introduced the Cisco ASA Firewall as the successor to the PIX platform.

The ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) series continued to build on the strong foundation of PIX while offering additional features and enhancements. Cisco ASA Firewalls support a wide range of deployment scenarios, including small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise networks, data centers, and service providers. They offer various models to accommodate different network sizes and throughput requirements. ASA Firewalls provides many enterprise features like Unified Threat Management (UTM) capabilities, High Availability and failover, site-to-site VPN connectivity and various advanced security services.

How to monitor Cisco firewalls?

ServicePilot makes it very easy to monitor Cisco Firewall equipment. Simply configure the SNMP interface of the Cisco Firewall device. Then use the ServicePilot web interface to add a resource from the ServicePilot security-cisco-firewall package.

The monitoring statistics gathered in this way include:

  • CPU and memory Statistic (IO, Processor, PCI, Fast and multibus)
  • IPSec Statistics
  • SSL Statistics

How to install a cisco-firewall resource?

  1. Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
  2. Add a new cisco-firewall resource via the web interface (/prmviews or /prmresources) or via API (/prmpackages page), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.

Details of the cisco-firewall package are located in the /prmpackages page of the software.


ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.

By correlating the technology CISCO FIREWALL with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.

This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.

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