The only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program
Cisco Networking Academy Program Fundamentals of Network Security Companion Guide, along with the Fundamentals of Network Security Lab Companion and Workbook and the corresponding online course, provide a thorough introduction to network security.
This portable desk reference focuses on the overall security processes based on a security policy with an emphasis in the areas of secure perimeter, secure connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. Along with the Cisco Networking Academy Program online course, this Companion Guide covers the installation, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance using Cisco command-line interface (CLI) and web-based device managers on both the Cisco IOS Firewall and the PIX Security Appliance. It also covers how to
Configure Network Address Translation, access lists, stateful traffic inspection, and application filtering
Implement signature-based intrusion detection
Configure identity management using authentication, authorization, and accounting
Configure virtual private networks using industry-standard IPSec for both site-to-site and remote access connectivity
This Companion Guide also includes security appendixes that cover several installation tutorials for various hardware and software products.
This book and the course align with the new Cisco Firewall Specialist certification objectives. The Cisco Firewall Specialist encompasses the SECUR (formerly known as MCNS) and Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) exams. You can use this book and the course to begin certification preparation.
The CD-ROM contains 11 hi-res PhotoZoom Activities, 200+ exam- preparation questions in a practice Test Engine, more than 50 hands-on e-Lab Activities, 48 Demonstration Activities, plus 10 professional network security utilities, command references, and other resources for an enhanced learning experience.
This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program Series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy Program.
Guide focuses on network security processes based on a security policy; with an emphasis in the areas of secure perimeter, secure connectivity, security management, identity services, and intrusion detection. Includes appendices covering several installation tutorials for various hardware and software products.