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Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators

Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators Author Don R. Crawley
ISBN-10 0983660751
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 258
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Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators is a major update to the previous Accidental Administrator ASA book. This new edition is packed with 48 easy-to-follow hands-on exercises to help you build a working firewall configuration from scratch. Based on software version 9.x, it continues as the most straight-forward approach to learning how to configure the Cisco ASA Security Appliance, filled with practical tips and secrets learned from years of teaching and consulting on the ASA. There is no time wasted on boring theory. The essentials are covered in chapters on installing, backups and restores, remote administration, VPNs, DMZs, usernames, transparent mode, static NAT, port address translation, access lists, DHCP, password recovery, logon banners, AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting), filtering content and more. Inside this concise, step-by-step guide, you'll find: **How to backup and restore software images and configurations **How to configure different types of VPNs, including AAA authentication **The secrets to successfully building and implementing access-lists All this information is presented in a straight-forward style that you can understand and use right away. The idea is for you to be able to sit down with your ASA and build a working configuration in a matter of minutes. Of course, some of the more advanced configs may take a little longer, but even so, you'll be able to "get it done" in a minimal amount of time!



The Accidental Administrator

The Accidental Administrator Author Don R. Crawley
ISBN-10 0983660727
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 356
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"Your easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to configuring a Cisco router from the ground up " The Accidental Administratortm: Cisco Router Step-by-Step Configuration Guide is packed with more than 30 easy-to-follow interactive exercises, loads of screen captures, and lots of step-by-step examples to help you build a working router from scratch. Easily the most straightforward approach to learning how to configure a Cisco router, this book is filled with practical tips and secrets learned from years of Don s teaching and consulting on Cisco network devices. As a bonus, you won t waste your time on boring theory. All the essentials are covered in chapters on installing, backups and restores, and TCP/IP. You ll learn the nitty-gritty on subnetting, remote administration, routing protocols, static routing, access-control lists, site-to-site VPNs, network address translation (NAT), DHCP, password recovery, and security. There s even an entire chapter on the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Here's just some of what you'll find: How to configure and manage access lists How to set up a site-to-site VPN How to implement IPv6 All the information is presented in a straightforward style that you can understand and use right away. With The Accidental Administrator: Cisco Router Step-by-Step Configuration Guide you ll be able to sit down with your routers and build a working configuration in a matter of minutes. Of course, some of the more advanced configs may take a little longer, but even so, you'll be able to "get 'er done" in a minimal amount of time In addition, there are supporting videos and a supporting webpage to provide even more help and updated information.



Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA Author Jazib Frahim
ISBN-10 9781587143076
Release 2014
Pages 1209
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Cisco® ASA All-in-One Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services, Third Edition Identify, mitigate, and respond to today''s highly-sophisticated network attacks. Today, network attackers are far more sophisticated, relentless, and dangerous. In response, Cisco ASA: All-in-One Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services has been fully updated to cover the newest techniques and Cisco technologies for maximizing end-to-end security in your environment. Three leading Cisco security experts guide you through every step of creating a complete security plan with Cisco ASA, and then deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting your solution. Fully updated for today''s newest ASA releases, this edition adds new coverage of ASA 5500-X, ASA 5585-X, ASA Services Module, ASA next-generation firewall services, EtherChannel, Global ACLs, clustering, IPv6 improvements, IKEv2, AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN clients, and more. The authors explain significant recent licensing changes; introduce enhancements to ASA IPS; and walk you through configuring IPsec, SSL VPN, and NAT/PAT. You''ll learn how to apply Cisco ASA adaptive identification and mitigation services to systematically strengthen security in network environments of all sizes and types. The authors present up-to-date sample configurations, proven design scenarios, and actual debugs- all designed to help you make the most of Cisco ASA in your rapidly evolving network. Jazib Frahim, CCIE® No. 5459 (Routing and Switching; Security), Principal Engineer in the Global Security Solutions team, guides top-tier Cisco customers in security-focused network design and implementation. He architects, develops, and launches new security services concepts. His books include Cisco SSL VPN Solutions and Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and Troubleshooting. Omar Santos, CISSP No. 463598, Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) technical leader, leads and mentors engineers and incident managers in investigating and resolving vulnerabilities in Cisco products and protecting Cisco customers. Through 18 years in IT and cybersecurity, he has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune® 500 companies and the U.S. government. He is also the author of several other books and numerous whitepapers and articles. Andrew Ossipov, CCIE® No. 18483 and CISSP No. 344324, is a Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer focused on firewalls, intrusion prevention, and data center security. Drawing on more than 16 years in networking, he works to solve complex customer technical problems, architect new features and products, and define future directions for Cisco''s product portfolio. He holds several pending patents. Understand, install, configure, license, maintain, and troubleshoot the newest ASA devices Efficiently implement Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services Control and provision network access with packet filtering, context-aware Cisco ASA next-generation firewall services, and new NAT/PAT concepts Configure IP routing, application inspection, and QoS Create firewall contexts with unique configurations, interfaces, policies, routing tables, and administration Enable integrated protection against many types of malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) via Cisco Cloud Web Security and Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) Implement high availability with failover and elastic scalability with clustering Deploy, troubleshoot, monitor, tune, and manage Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) features Implement site-to-site IPsec VPNs and all forms of remote-access VPNs (IPsec, clientless SSL, and client-based SSL) Configure and troubleshoot Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Use IKEv2 to more effectively resist attacks against VPNs Leverage IPv6 support for IPS, packet inspection, transparent firewalls, and site-to-site IPsec VPNs



Cisco ASA Configuration

Cisco ASA Configuration Author Richard Deal
ISBN-10 9780071622684
Release 2009-08-24
Pages 736
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"Richard Deal's gift of making difficult technology concepts understandable has remained constant. Whether it is presenting to a room of information technology professionals or writing books, Richard's communication skills are unsurpassed. As information technology professionals we are faced with overcoming challenges every day...Cisco ASA Configuration is a great reference and tool for answering our challenges." --From the Foreword by Steve Marcinek (CCIE 7225), Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems A hands-on guide to implementing Cisco ASA Configure and maintain a Cisco ASA platform to meet the requirements of your security policy. Cisco ASA Configuration shows you how to control traffic in the corporate network and protect it from internal and external threats. This comprehensive resource covers the latest features available in Cisco ASA version 8.0, and includes detailed examples of complex configurations and troubleshooting. Implement and manage Cisco's powerful, multifunction network adaptive security appliance with help from this definitive guide. Configure Cisco ASA using the command-line interface (CLI) and Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) Control traffic through the appliance with access control lists (ACLs) and object groups Filter Java, ActiveX, and web content Authenticate and authorize connections using Cut-through Proxy (CTP) Use Modular Policy Framework (MPF) to configure security appliance features Perform protocol and application inspection Enable IPSec site-to-site and remote access connections Configure WebVPN components for SSL VPN access Implement advanced features, including the transparent firewall, security contexts, and failover Detect and prevent network attacks Prepare and manage the AIP-SSM and CSC-SSM cards



Cisco Asa Firewall Fundamentals

Cisco Asa Firewall Fundamentals Author Harris Andrea
ISBN-10 1497391903
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 296
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Covers the most important and common configuration scenarios and features which will put you on track to start implementing ASA firewalls right away.



Controller Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals

Controller Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals Author Jeff Smith
ISBN-10 1587140357
Release 2010-10-29
Pages 300
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Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks As wired networks are increasingly replaced with 802.11n wireless connections, enterprise users are shifting to centralized, next-generation architectures built around Wireless LAN Controllers (WLC). These networks will increasingly run business-critical voice, data, and video applications that once required wired Ethernet. In Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals, three senior Cisco wireless experts bring together all the practical and conceptual knowledge professionals need to confidently design, configure, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot 802.11n networks with Cisco Unified Wireless Network (CUWN) technologies. The authors first introduce the core principles, components, and advantages of next-generation wireless networks built with Cisco offerings. Drawing on their pioneering experience, the authors present tips, insights, and best practices for network design and implementation as well as detailed configuration examples. Next, they illuminate key technologies ranging from WLCs to Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) and Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP), Fixed Mobile Convergence to WiFi Voice. They also show how to take advantage of the CUWN’s end-to-end security, automatic configuration, self-healing, and integrated management capabilities. This book serves as a practical, hands-on reference for all network administrators, designers, and engineers through the entire project lifecycle, and an authoritative learning tool for new wireless certification programs. This is the only book that Fully covers the principles and components of next-generation wireless networks built with Cisco WLCs and Cisco 802.11n AP Brings together real-world tips, insights, and best practices for designing and implementing next-generation wireless networks Presents start-to-finish configuration examples for common deployment scenarios Reflects the extensive first-hand experience of Cisco experts Gain an operational and design-level understanding of WLAN Controller (WLC) architectures, related technologies, and the problems they solve Understand 802.11n, MIMO, and protocols developed to support WLC architecture Use Cisco technologies to enhance wireless network reliability, resilience, and scalability while reducing operating expenses Safeguard your assets using Cisco Unified Wireless Network’s advanced security features Design wireless networks capable of serving as an enterprise’s primary or only access network and supporting advanced mobility services Utilize Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on wireless networks throughout their lifecycles Configure Cisco wireless LANs for multicasting Quickly troubleshoot problems with Cisco controller-based wireless LANs This book is part of the Cisco Press® Fundamentals Series. Books in this series introduce networking professionals to new networking technologies, covering network topologies, sample deployment concepts, protocols, and management techniques. Category: Wireless Covers: Cisco Controller-Based Wireless LANs



The Accidental Administrator Cisco ASA Security Appliance

The Accidental Administrator  Cisco ASA Security Appliance Author Don R. Crawley
ISBN-10 1449596622
Release 2010-08
Pages 186
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There is a newer version of this book, updated for software version 9.x and later. Look for ISBN 978-0983660750. This version is appropriate for software versions 8.3 and 8.4.The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Step-by-Step Configuration Guide is packed with 56 easy-to-follow hands-on exercises to help you build a working firewall configuration from scratch. It's the most straight-forward approach to learning how to configure the Cisco ASA Security Appliance, filled with practical tips and secrets learned from years of teaching and consulting on the ASA. There is no time wasted on boring theory. The essentials are covered in chapters on installing, backups and restores, remote administration, VPNs, DMZs, usernames, transparent mode, static NAT, port address translation, access lists, DHCP, password recovery, logon banners, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), filtering content, and more. This book is based on software version 8.3(1).All this information is presented in a straightforward style that you can understand and use right away. The idea is for you to be able to sit down with your ASA and build a working configuration in a matter of minutes. Of course, some of the more advanced configs may take a little longer, but even so, you'll be able to "get it done" in a minimal amount of time!



Cisco ASA Security Appliance Hands On Training for Accidental Administrators

Cisco ASA Security Appliance Hands On Training for Accidental Administrators Author Don R. Crawley
ISBN-10 0983660786
Release 2016-06-23
Pages 58
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This is the Cisco ASA Security Appliance student lab manual designed for use in an instructor-led classroom setting. It is the companion to the book Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators. Includes 72 hands-on exercises including: password recovery, building a configuration from scratch, previewing commands, using ASDM to build a configuration, analyzing the base configuration, backing up and restoring configurations and software images, remote logging options, how to configure Telnet and SSH, setting up login banners, remote authentication using RADIUS, Kerberos, and LDAP, site-to-site VPNs, remote access VPNs, configuring a DMZ, port scanning with nmap, and transparent mode. Each exercise is explained in step-by-step detail in order to create several different firewall configurations, anticipating real world scenarios.



Configuring SonicWALL Firewalls

Configuring SonicWALL Firewalls Author Dan Bendell
ISBN-10 0080489664
Release 2006-05-25
Pages 600
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SonicWALL firewalls are the number 3 in sales worldwide in the security appliance market space as of 2004. This accounts for 15% total market share in the security appliance sector. The SonicWALL firewall appliance has had the largest annual growth in the security appliance sector for the last two years. This is the first book on the market covering the #3 best-selling firewall appliances in the world from SonicWALL. This book continues Syngress' history from ISA Server to Check Point to Cisco Pix of being first to market with best-selling firewall books for security professionals. Configuring SonicWALL Firewalls is the first book to deliver an in-depth look at the SonicWALL firewall product line. It covers all of the aspects of the SonicWALL product line from the SOHO devices to the Enterprise SonicWALL firewalls. Also covered are advanced troubleshooting techniques and the SonicWALL Security Manager. This book offers novice users a complete opportunity to learn the SonicWALL firewall appliance. Advanced users will find it a rich technical resource. * First book to deliver an in-depth look at the SonicWALL firewall product line * Covers all of the aspects of the SonicWALL product line from the SOHO devices to the Enterprise SonicWALL firewalls * Includes advanced troubleshooting techniques and the SonicWALL Security Manager



Cisco Vpn Configuration Guide

Cisco Vpn Configuration Guide Author Harris Andrea
ISBN-10 1500522902
Release 2014-07-23
Pages 260
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Become an expert in Cisco VPN technologies with this practical and comprehensive configuration guide. Learn how to configure IPSEC VPNs (site-to-site, hub-and-spoke, remote access), SSL VPN, DMVPN, GRE, VTI etc. This book is packed with step-by-step configuration tutorials and real world scenarios to implement VPNs on Cisco ASA Firewalls (v8.4 and above and v9.x) and on Cisco Routers. It is filled with raw practical concepts, around 40 network diagrams to explain the scenarios, troubleshooting instructions, 20 complete configurations on actual devices and much more. Both beginners and experts will find some golden nuggets inside this practical guide. Every Cisco Networking Professional in this planet will have to configure some kind of VPN sooner or later in his/her professional career. This VPN Guide, therefore, will be a great reference for years to come. Some of the topics covered include the following: Policy-Based (IPSEC) and Route-Based VPNs (Comparison and Applications). Practical Applications of each VPN Technology. Configuration of Site-to-Site, Hub-and-Spoke and Remote Access IPSEC VPNs on Cisco Routers. Configuration of Route-Based VPNs using GRE, Static VTI, Dynamic VTI. Configuration of Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) on Cisco Routers. Configuration of PPTP VPNs on Cisco Routers. Configuration of Site-to-Site and Hub-and-Spoke IPSEC VPNs (including IKEv2 IPSEC) on Cisco ASA Firewalls. Configuration of Remote Access IPSEC VPN and Anyconnect SSL VPN on Cisco ASA Firewalls. VPN Authentication using Active Directory, RSA Server and external AAA Server. PLUS MUCH MORE In addition to the most popular VPN topologies and scenarios, the book contains also some special cases for which you will not find information easily anywhere else. Some special cases and scenarios included in the book: VPNs with sites having dynamic public IP address. Implementations of hub-and-spoke together with remote access VPNs on the same device. Using Dynamic Routing Protocols (EIGRP) to make VPNs on Routers more scalable. Spoke to Spoke communication via the Hub Site (using VPN Hairpinning on ASA). Remote Access users to communicate with Spoke sites via the Hub (using VPN Hairpinning on ASA). Site-to-Site IPSEC VPN with duplicate subnets on the two sites. IPSEC VPN Failover with backup ISP.



The Compassionate Geek

The Compassionate Geek Author Don R. Crawley
ISBN-10 0983660700
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 166
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Note: There is a newer version of this book available. Please look up ISBN 978-0983660736. A real-world, plain-language how-to guide for delivering amazing customer service to end-users. Now in its second edition, "The Compassionate Geek" was written by tech people for tech people. There are no frills, just best practices and ideas that actually work Filled with practical tips, best practices, and real-world techniques, "The Compassionate Geek" is a quick read with equally fast results. Here's what you'll find: Best practices for communicating with email, including examples The four intrinsic qualities of great service providers Best practices for communicating using chat and texting Ten tips for being a good listener Two practical ways to keep your emotions in check A flow chart for handling user calls What to do when the user is wrong How to work with the different generations in the workplace All of the information is presented in a straightforward style that you can understand and use right away. There's nothing "foo-foo," just down-to-earth tips and best practices learned from years of working with IT pros and end-users.



Cisco Firewalls

Cisco Firewalls Author Alexandre M.S.P. Moraes
ISBN-10 1587141116
Release 2011-06-06
Pages 800
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Cisco Firewalls Concepts, design and deployment for Cisco Stateful Firewall solutions ¿ “ In this book, Alexandre proposes a totally different approach to the important subject of firewalls: Instead of just presenting configuration models, he uses a set of carefully crafted examples to illustrate the theory in action.¿A must read!” —Luc Billot, Security Consulting Engineer at Cisco ¿ Cisco Firewalls thoroughly explains each of the leading Cisco firewall products, features, and solutions, and shows how they can add value to any network security design or operation. The author tightly links theory with practice, demonstrating how to integrate Cisco firewalls into highly secure, self-defending networks. Cisco Firewalls shows you how to deploy Cisco firewalls as an essential component of every network infrastructure. The book takes the unique approach of illustrating complex configuration concepts through step-by-step examples that demonstrate the theory in action. This is the first book with detailed coverage of firewalling Unified Communications systems, network virtualization architectures, and environments that include virtual machines. The author also presents indispensable information about integrating firewalls with other security elements such as IPS, VPNs, and load balancers; as well as a complete introduction to firewalling IPv6 networks. Cisco Firewalls will be an indispensable resource for engineers and architects designing and implementing firewalls; security administrators, operators, and support professionals; and anyone preparing for the CCNA Security, CCNP Security, or CCIE Security certification exams. ¿ Alexandre Matos da Silva Pires de Moraes, CCIE No. 6063, has worked as a Systems Engineer for Cisco Brazil since 1998 in projects that involve not only Security and VPN technologies but also Routing Protocol and Campus Design, IP Multicast Routing, and MPLS Networks Design. He coordinated a team of Security engineers in Brazil and holds the CISSP, CCSP, and three CCIE certifications (Routing/Switching, Security, and Service Provider). A frequent speaker at Cisco Live, he holds a degree in electronic engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA – Brazil). ¿ ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Create advanced security designs utilizing the entire Cisco firewall product family ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Choose the right firewalls based on your performance requirements ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Learn firewall¿ configuration fundamentals and master the tools that provide insight about firewall operations ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Properly insert firewalls in your network’s topology using Layer 3 or Layer 2 connectivity ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Use Cisco firewalls as part of a robust, secure virtualization architecture ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Deploy Cisco ASA firewalls with or without NAT ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Take full advantage of the classic IOS firewall feature set (CBAC) ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Implement flexible security policies with the Zone Policy Firewall (ZPF) ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Strengthen stateful inspection with antispoofing, TCP normalization, connection limiting, and IP fragmentation handling ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Use application-layer inspection capabilities built into Cisco firewalls ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Inspect IP voice protocols, including SCCP, H.323, SIP, and MGCP ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Utilize identity to provide user-based stateful functionality ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Understand how multicast traffic is handled through firewalls ·¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ Use firewalls to protect your IPv6 deployments ¿ This security book is part of the Cisco Press Networking Technology Series. Security titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals secure critical data and resources, prevent and mitigate network attacks, and build end-to-end, self-defending networks.



The Best Damn Firewall Book Period

The Best Damn Firewall Book Period Author Thomas W Shinder
ISBN-10 0080556876
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 1168
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The Second Edition of the Best Damn Firewall Book Period is completely revised and updated to include all of the most recent releases from Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper Network, and Check Point. Compiled from the best of the Syngress firewall library and authored by product experts such as Dr. Tom Shinder on ISA Server, this volume is an indispensable addition to a serious networking professionals toolkit. Coverage includes migrating to ISA Server 2006, integrating Windows Firewall and Vista security into your enterprise, successfully integrating Voice over IP applications around firewalls, and analyzing security log files. Sections are organized by major vendor, and include hardware, software and VPN configurations for each product line. New to this Edition: Microsoft firewall protection, from Windows Firewall to ISA Server 2006 Cisco PIX Version 7, including VPN configuration and IDS Analyzing Firewall Logs and Reports VoIP and Firewall Bypassing



Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA Author Jazib Frahim
ISBN-10 9780132954419
Release 2014-04-28
Pages 1248
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Cisco® ASA All-in-One Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services, Third Edition Identify, mitigate, and respond to today’s highly-sophisticated network attacks. Today, network attackers are far more sophisticated, relentless, and dangerous. In response, Cisco ASA: All-in-One Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services has been fully updated to cover the newest techniques and Cisco technologies for maximizing end-to-end security in your environment. Three leading Cisco security experts guide you through every step of creating a complete security plan with Cisco ASA, and then deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting your solution. Fully updated for today’s newest ASA releases, this edition adds new coverage of ASA 5500-X, ASA 5585-X, ASA Services Module, ASA next-generation firewall services, EtherChannel, Global ACLs, clustering, IPv6 improvements, IKEv2, AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN clients, and more. The authors explain significant recent licensing changes; introduce enhancements to ASA IPS; and walk you through configuring IPsec, SSL VPN, and NAT/PAT. You’ll learn how to apply Cisco ASA adaptive identification and mitigation services to systematically strengthen security in network environments of all sizes and types. The authors present up-to-date sample configurations, proven design scenarios, and actual debugs– all designed to help you make the most of Cisco ASA in your rapidly evolving network. Jazib Frahim, CCIE® No. 5459 (Routing and Switching; Security), Principal Engineer in the Global Security Solutions team, guides top-tier Cisco customers in security-focused network design and implementation. He architects, develops, and launches new security services concepts. His books include Cisco SSL VPN Solutions and Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and Troubleshooting. Omar Santos, CISSP No. 463598, Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) technical leader, leads and mentors engineers and incident managers in investigating and resolving vulnerabilities in Cisco products and protecting Cisco customers. Through 18 years in IT and cybersecurity, he has designed, implemented, and supported numerous secure networks for Fortune® 500 companies and the U.S. government. He is also the author of several other books and numerous whitepapers and articles. Andrew Ossipov, CCIE® No. 18483 and CISSP No. 344324, is a Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer focused on firewalls, intrusion prevention, and data center security. Drawing on more than 16 years in networking, he works to solve complex customer technical problems, architect new features and products, and define future directions for Cisco’s product portfolio. He holds several pending patents. Understand, install, configure, license, maintain, and troubleshoot the newest ASA devices Efficiently implement Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) services Control and provision network access with packet filtering, context-aware Cisco ASA next-generation firewall services, and new NAT/PAT concepts Configure IP routing, application inspection, and QoS Create firewall contexts with unique configurations, interfaces, policies, routing tables, and administration Enable integrated protection against many types of malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) via Cisco Cloud Web Security and Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) Implement high availability with failover and elastic scalability with clustering Deploy, troubleshoot, monitor, tune, and manage Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) features Implement site-to-site IPsec VPNs and all forms of remote-access VPNs (IPsec, clientless SSL, and client-based SSL) Configure and troubleshoot Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Use IKEv2 to more effectively resist attacks against VPNs Leverage IPv6 support for IPS, packet inspection, transparent firewalls, and site-to-site IPsec VPNs



Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise UCCE

Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise  UCCE Author Gary Ford
ISBN-10 9781587141386
Release 2011-06-27
Pages 504
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Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) The complete guide to managing UCCE environments: tips, tricks, best practices, and lessons learned Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) integrates multiple components and can serve a wide spectrum of business requirements. In this book, Gary Ford, an experienced Cisco UCCE consultant brings together all the guidance you need to optimally configure and manage UCCE in any environment. The author shares in-depth insights covering both the enterprise and hosted versions of UCCE. He presents an administrator’s view of how to perform key UCCE tasks and why they work as they do. He thoroughly addresses application configuration, agents, scripting, IVR, dial plans, UCM, error handling, reporting, metrics, and many other key topics. You’ll find proven, standardized configuration examples that help eliminate errors and reduce downtime, step-by-step walkthroughs of several actual configurations, and thorough coverage of monitoring and troubleshooting UCCE systems. Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise (UCCE) is an indispensable resource to help you deploy and operate UCCE systems reliably and efficiently. · Understand the Cisco Unified Contact Center product portfolio and platform architecture · Choose the right single-site, multi-site, or clustered deployment model for your environment · Take a lifecycle services approach to UCCE deployment and application configuration-–including preparation, planning, design, and implementation · Implement traditional, current-generation, and next-generation call routing · Master the latest best practices for call flow scripting · Understand UCCE’s nodes and distributed processes and build a clean system startup sequence · Design, implement, and deliver unified CM/IP IVR solutions · Set up and efficiently manage UCCE databases · Make the most of UCCE’s reporting tools · Create advanced applications with Data-Driven Routing · Effectively maintain any UCCE deployment, including older versions · Use a best-practice methodology for troubleshooting, and master valuable, little-known Cisco diagnostic tools This IP communications book is part of the Cisco Press® Networking Technology Series. IP communications titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals understand voice and IP telephony technologies, plan and design converged networks, and implement network solutions for increased productivity.



The Effective Security Officer s Training Manual

The Effective Security Officer s Training Manual Author Ralph Brislin
ISBN-10 9780128001929
Release 2014-03-22
Pages 336
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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today’s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition also covers many topics of current concern such as sexual harassment, crowd control, cultural diversity, persons with special needs, new technologies, and much more. With discussion questions at the end of every chapter and a full ancillary package accompanying the text, this manual is a comprehensive tool for developing a career as a successful and trusted professional security officer. Meets ASIS International’s guidelines for Private Security Officer Selection and Training Addresses the latest technological advancements that impact how today’s security officers do their jobs Discusses the increased role security officers have in observing and reporting suspicious activities and events Includes end-of-chapter discussion questions to enhance understanding



CCNA Security 210 260 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Security 210 260 Official Cert Guide Author Omar Santos
ISBN-10 9780134077819
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 700
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Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. --Master Cisco CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide exam topics --Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes --Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks This is the eBook edition of the CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion CD-ROM with practice exam that comes with the print edition. CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA Security exam. Networking Security experts Omar Santos and John Stuppi share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Security exam, including --Networking security concepts --Common security threats --Implementing AAA using IOS and ISE --Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) --Fundamentals of VPN technology and cryptography --Fundamentals of IP security --Implementing IPsec site-to-site VPNs --Implementing SSL remote-access VPNs using Cisco ASA --Securing Layer 2 technologies --Network Foundation Protection (NFP) --Securing the management plane on Cisco IOS devices --Securing the data plane --Securing routing protocols and the control plane --Understanding firewall fundamentals --Implementing Cisco IOS zone-based firewalls --Configuring basic firewall policies on Cisco ASA --Cisco IPS fundamentals --Mitigation technologies for e-mail- and web-based threats --Mitigation technologies for endpoint threats CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html.