2011 | 912 Pages | ISBN: 1587141094 | PDF | 13 MB
Concepts, design and deployment for Cisco Stateful Firewall solutions
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.
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.