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Cisco ASA STIG Y23M10 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Supporting Resources:


Target CPE Name
Cisco ASA cpe:/h:cisco:asa:- (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Checklist ID:
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

The Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for applying security concepts to Cisco ASA devices such as the ASA 5500 series and the 5500-X series with FirePOWER Services. The Cisco ASA STIG is a package of the following: ? Cisco ASA FW (Firewall) STIG ? Cisco ASA VPN (Virtual Private Network Server) STIG ? Cisco ASA IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) STIG ? Cisco ASA NDM (Network Device Management) STIG

Checklist Role:

  • Firewall

Known Issues:

Not provided.

Target Audience:

Parties within the DoD and Federal Government’s computing environments can obtain the applicable STIG from the Cyber Exchange website at https://cyber.mil/. This site contains the latest copies of STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. Those without a Common Access Card (CAC) that has DoD Certificates can obtain the STIG from https://public.cyber.mil/.

Target Operational Environment:

  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)

Testing Information:

Not provided.

Regulatory Compliance:

DoDI 8500.01


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DISA accepts no liability for the consequences of applying specific configuration settings made on the basis of the SRGs/STIGs. It must be noted that the configuration settings specified should be evaluated in a local, representative test environment before implementation in a production environment, especially within large user populations. The extensive variety of environments makes it impossible to test these configuration settings for all potential software configurations. For some production environments, failure to test before implementation may lead to a loss of required functionality. Evaluating the risks and benefits to a system’s particular circumstances and requirements is the system owner’s responsibility. The evaluated risks resulting from not applying specified configuration settings must be approved by the responsible AO. Furthermore, DISA implies no warranty that the application of all specified configurations will make a system 100 percent secure. Security guidance is provided for the DoD. While other agencies and organizations are free to use it, care must be given to ensure that all applicable security guidance is applied at both the device hardening level and the architectural level due to the fact that some settings may not be configurable in environments outside the DoD architecture. The existence of a STIG does not equate to DoD approval for the procurement or use of a product. STIGs provide configurable operational security guidance for products being used by the DoD. STIGs, along with vendor confidential documentation, also provide a basis for assessing compliance with Cybersecurity controls/control enhancements, which supports system Assessment and Authorization (A&A) under the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF). DoD AOs may request available vendor confidential documentation for a product that has a STIG for product evaluation and RMF purposes from disa.stig_spt@mail.mil. This documentation is not published for general access to protect the vendor’s proprietary information. AOs have the purview to determine product use/approval in accordance with (IAW) DoD policy and through RMF risk acceptance.

Product Support:

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Point of Contact:



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Change History:

updated to FINAL - 9/20/2021
Updated resource per DISA - 4/28/22
Updated resource per DISA - 6/10/22
Updated resource per DISA - 10/26/22


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NIST checklist record last modified on 10/27/2022