A STEP-BY-STEP METHODOLOGY FOR SEAMLESS CISCO AXG REPLACEMENT
On August 1, 2010, Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the ACE XML Gateway (AXG). As of January 30, 2011, AXG is no longer for sale. After January 30, 2012, Cisco will not supply maintenance releases or bug fixes for this product. Layer 7’s SecureSpan family of XML gateways provides a proven migration path for existing AXG users.
Layer 7’s Cisco AXG Migration Guide is a step-by-step methodology designed to ease and speed migration from the Cisco ACE XML Gateway to SecureSpan. As SecureSpan is the preferred AXG migration target, this methodology offers the ideal solution for organizations that need to migrate their AXG assets quickly and seamlessly.
A key component of the Migration Guide is the Layer 7 AXG Migration Utility, a policy-based utility able to interpret an AXG export file and automatically populate the SecureSpan appliance (or virtual appliance) with corresponding proxies and policies. The Migration Guide provides a framework for ensuring maximum value from the Migration Utility.
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AXG MIGRATION GUIDE SUMMARY
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Layer 7 solution enables AXG users to:
Chapter 2: Mapping AXG Handlers, Routes & Service Descriptors
This chapter explains how AXG concepts like virtual service, handler and service descriptors map to the Layer 7 solution. It provides full explanations of the two fundamental gateway equivalents in the Layer 7 system:
Chapter 3: Identity & Access Control
This chapter describes how the Layer 7 gateway can be used to control access to services based on the requestor’s identity, using:
Chapter 4: Using the Layer 7 Cisco AXG Migration Utility
This chapter discusses the Cisco AXG Migration Utility, which can automate migration of Cisco AXG configurations to the Layer 7 gateway. The Migration Utility:
Chapter 5: Migration Methodology
This chapter provides a suggested methodology that can be used as a starting point for AXG-to-Layer 7 migration. In practice, the Layer 7 solution can be customized to address:
To learn more, please download the full Migration Guide.