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Next-Generation Firewall
Resource Center

Access resources to learn everything you need to know about Next-Generation Firewalls.

Get started

Here’s the information you need to get started with your Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), so you can keep your network safer, address advanced threats quicker, and simplify your security operations.

You can't protect what you can't see

You now have the visibility, automation, and flexibility you need to defeat the latest threats.

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How to prepare for your NGFW.

Steps to success

Ready to get started? Take these steps to install, configure, activate licenses, and prepare your Next-Generation Firewall for deployment.


Validate your configuration.

Confirm your appliance:
Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 -X series

Confirm your manager:

Firepower Management Center (FMC)

Next Step:

Activate your Smart Licenses

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