Need Help Automating Configuration of Routers and Firewalls?

NetSPoC is a tool that can help you automate configurations for Cisco routers, PIX firewall, as well as Linux iptables and ip route.

January 26, 2005

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I found a really slick tool that can help you automate configurations for Cisco routers, PIX firewall, as well as Linux iptables and ip route. It's called NetSPoC, which I believe is short for Network Security Policy Compiler.

The developers say it's basically a replace for the Cisco Secure Policy Manager (CSPM). According the compartison on the NetSPoC Web site, NetSPoC is written in Perl so it runs on any platform that can run Perl, and it's also much faster the CSPM.  However there are some drawbacks too. For example, there is no GUI for NetSPoC and it doesn't support IPSec policies at this time.
 
You can learn more about the overall drawbacks and capabilities at the NetSPoC Web site.

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