Firewalls are among the best-known network security tools in use today, and their critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are most effective when backed by thoughtful security planning, well-designed security policies, and integrated support from anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and related tools. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs, THIRD EDITION explores firewalls in the context of these critical elements, providing an in-depth guide that focuses on both managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. The text also features an abundant selection of realistic projects and cases incorporating cutting-edge technology and current trends, giving students the opportunity to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they will need as working professionals. GUIDE TO FIREWALLS AND VPNs includes new and updated cases and projects, enhanced coverage of network security and VPNs, and information on relevant National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines used by businesses and information technology professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Firewalls are among the best-known security tools in use today, and their critical role in information security continues to grow. However, firewalls are most effective when they are backed by effective security planning, a well-designed security policy, and when they work in concert with anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, and other tools. This book aims to explore firewalls in the context of these other elements, providing readers with a solid, in-depth introduction to firewalls that focuses on both managerial and technical aspects of security. Coverage includes packet filtering, authentication, proxy servers, encryption, bastion hosts, virtual private networks (VPNs), log file maintenance, and intrusion detection systems. The second edition offers updated content and brand new material, from enhanced coverage of non-firewall subjects like information and network security to an all-new section dedicated to intrusion detection in the context of incident response.
"While Nokia is perhaps most recognized for its leadership in the mobile phone market, they have successfully demonstrated their knowledge of the Internet security appliance market and its customers requirements." --Chris Christiansen, Vice President, Internet Infrastructure and Security Software, IDC. Syngress has a long history of publishing market-leading books for system administrators and security professionals on commercial security products, particularly Firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances from Cisco, Check Point, Juniper, SonicWall, and Nokia (see related titles for sales histories). The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be the only book on the market covering the all-new Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliance suite. Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances are designed to protect and extend the network perimeter. According to IDC research, Nokia Firewall/VPN Appliances hold the #3 worldwide market-share position in this space behind Cisco and Juniper/NetScreen. IDC estimated the total Firewall/VPN market at $6 billion in 2007, and Nokia owns 6.6% of this market. Nokia's primary customers for security appliances are Mid-size to Large enterprises who need site-to-site connectivity and Mid-size to Large enterprises who need remote access connectivity through enterprise-deployed mobile devices. Nokia appliances for this market are priced form $1,000 for the simplest devices (Nokia IP60) up to $60,0000 for large enterprise- and service-provider class devices (like the Nokia IP2450 released in Q4 2007). While the feature set of such a broad product range obviously varies greatly, all of the appliances run on the same operating system: Nokia IPSO (IPSO refers to Ipsilon Networks, a company specializing in IP switching acquired by Nokia in 1997. The definition of the acronym has little to no meaning for customers.) As a result of this common operating system across the product line, The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide will be an essential reference to users of any of these products. Users manage the Nokia IPSO (which is a Linux variant, specifically designed for these appliances) through a Web interface called Nokia Network Voyager or via a powerful Command Line Interface (CLI). Coverage within the book becomes increasingly complex relative to the product line. The Nokia Firewall, VPN, and IPSO Configuration Guide and companion Web site will provide seasoned network administrators and security professionals with the in-depth coverage and step-by-step walkthroughs they require to properly secure their network perimeters and ensure safe connectivity for remote users. The book contains special chapters devoted to mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface. In addition, the companion Web site offers downloadable video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors. * Only book on the market covering Nokia Firewall/VPN appliances, which hold 6.6% of a $6 billion market * Companion website offers video walkthroughs on various installation and troubleshooting tips from the authors * Special chapters detail mastering the complex Nokia IPSO command line, as well as tips and tricks for taking advantage of the new "ease of use" features in the Nokia Network Voyager Web interface
GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY, International Edition is a wide-ranging new text that provides a detailed review of the network security field, including essential terminology, the history of the discipline, and practical techniques to manage implementation of network security solutions. It begins with an overview of information, network, and web security, emphasizing the role of data communications and encryption. The authors then explore network perimeter defense technologies and methods, including access controls, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, as well as applied cryptography in public key infrastructure, wireless security, and web commerce. The final section covers additional topics relevant for information security practitioners, such as assessing network security, professional careers in the field, and contingency planning. Perfect for both aspiring and active IT professionals, GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY, International Edition is an ideal resource for readers who want to help organizations protect critical information assets and secure their systems and networks, both by recognizing current threats and vulnerabilities, and by designing and developing the secure systems of the future.
All-in-one Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services
Author: Jazib Frahim
Publisher: Cisco Press
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
For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.
This Cisco text offers study tools for Cisco certification exam preparation, with tutorial learning of all topics for the relevant exam and self-assessment pedagogical tools. Chapters are written in modular fashion, breaking down the topics covered into easily absorbed blocks of information.
Dr. Tom Shinder’s ISA Server 2006 Migration Guide provides a clear, concise, and thorough path to migrate from previous versions of ISA Server to ISA Server 2006. ISA Server 2006 is an incremental upgrade from ISA Server 2004, this book provides all of the tips and tricks to perform a successful migration, rather than rehash all of the features which were rolled out in ISA Server 2004. Also, learn to publish Exchange Server 2007 with ISA 2006 and to build a DMZ. * Highlights key issues for migrating from previous versions of ISA Server to ISA Server 2006. * Learn to Publish Exchange Server 2007 Using ISA Server 2006. * Create a DMZ using ISA Server 2006. Dr. Tom Shinder’s previous two books on configuring ISA Server have sold more than 50,000 units worldwide. Dr. Tom Shinder is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for ISA Server and a member of the ISA Server beta testing team.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Cisco's Secure PIX Firewall (CSPFA) and Secure VPN (CSVPN) exams. This two-in-one Study Guide provides: In-depth coverage of all exam topics Practical information on implementing Cisco's Secure PIX and Secure VPN technologies Hundreds of challenging review questions Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Secure PIX Firewall: Translations and Connections Access Control Lists and Content Filtering Object Grouping Advanced Protocol Handling Attack Guards, Intrusion Detection, and Shunning Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Failover Cisco PIX Device Manager Enterprise PIX Firewall Management and Maintenance Firewall Services Module Secure VPN: VPN and IPSec Technology Overview VPN 3000 Concentrator Series Hardware Remote Access with Pre-shared Keys and Digital Certificates IPSec Software Client Firewalls Software Client Auto-Initiation Hardware Client Configuration Network Client Backup and Load Balancing Software Auto-Update Configuring for the IPSec Over UDP and IPSec Over TCP\ LAN-to-LAN with Pre-Shared Keys, NAT, and Digital Certificates Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
"This book examines how internet technology has become an integral part of our daily lives and as it does, the security of these systems is essential. With the ease of accessibility, the dependence to a computer has sky-rocketed, which makes security crucial"--Provided by publisher.
Ideal for connecting branch offices and remote workers, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) provide a cost-effective, secure method for connecting to a network. This book is a step-by-step guide to deploying one of the fastest growing methods for remote access, global connections, and extranet connectivity. From understanding VPN technology to security features of VPN to actual implementations, this book covers it all.
Let’s face it: the information age makes dummies of us all at some point. One thing we can say for sure, though, about things related to the Internet is that their best strengths are often also their worst weaknesses. This goes for virtual private networks (VPNs). They may reach a wide base of customers – but can also be vulnerable to viruses, hackers, spoofers, and other shady online characters and entities. VPNs may allow for super-efficient communication between customer and company – but they rely on information which, if compromised, can cause huge losses. The Internet is still a frontier – sometimes so wide open it leaves us bewildered – and, like any frontier, the risks go hand in hand with potentially huge rewards. Virtual Private Networks for Dummies offers you a no-nonsense, practical guide to evaluating your company’s need for a VPN, understanding what it takes to implement one, and undertaking the challenging quest to set it up, make it work, and keep it safe. Whether you’re the resident expert leading the project team, or you just want to learn what makes e-commerce tick, this detailed, from-the-ground-up guide will soon have you comfortably conceptualizing: Security goals and strategies The evolution of VPNs Privacy in VPNs Extranets Remote-Access VPNs Funding Custom network solutions design Testing VPNs And more With new products and technologies offering supposedly revolutionary solutions to IT departments every day, this book focuses on the real world – you know, the one full of obstacles, mishaps, threats, delays, and errors – and gives you the background knowledge to make decisions for yourself about your VPN needs. Written with a dash of humor, Virtual Private Networks for Dummies contains both technical detail (standards, protocols, etc.) and more general concepts (such as conducting cost-benefit analyses). This clear, authoritative guide will have you securely and cost-effectively networking over the Internet in no time.
Here's the book you need to prepare for Check Point's VPN-1/FireWall-1 Management II NG exam, 156-310. Written by two Check Point security experts who know exactly what it takes to pass the test, this Study Guide provides: Assessment testing to focus and direct your studies In-depth coverage of official exam objectives Hundreds of challenging practice questions, in the book and on the CD Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: Installing and configuring VPN-1/FireWall-1 Gateway Administering post-installation procedures Configuring user tracking Using the VPN-1 SecureClient packaging tool Configuring an HTTP, CVP, and TCP security server Setting up a logical server for load balancing of HTTP traffic Configuring and testing VPN-1 SecuRemote and VPN-1 SecureClient Setting up VPN desktop policies and use Security Configuration Verification Enabling Java blocking, URL filtering and anti-virus checking Establishing trust relationships with digital certificates Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY is a wide-ranging new text that provides a detailed review of the network security field, including essential terminology, the history of the discipline, and practical techniques to manage implementation of network security solutions. It begins with an overview of information, network, and web security, emphasizing the role of data communications and encryption. The authors then explore network perimeter defense technologies and methods, including access controls, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, as well as applied cryptography in public key infrastructure, wireless security, and web commerce. The final section covers additional topics relevant for information security practitioners, such as assessing network security, professional careers in the field, and contingency planning. Perfect for both aspiring and active IT professionals, GUIDE TO NETWORK SECURITY is an ideal resource for students who want to help organizations protect critical information assets and secure their systems and networks, both by recognizing current threats and vulnerabilities, and by designing and developing the secure systems of the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Handbook of Information Security is a definitive 3-volume handbook that offers coverage of both established and cutting-edge theories and developments on information and computer security. The text contains 180 articles from over 200 leading experts, providing the benchmark resource for information security, network security, information privacy, and information warfare.
This comprehensive explanation of Software Configuration Management (SCM) provides a basic definition of SCM as a scientific tool that brings control to the developmental process, and explains the procedures for SCM implementation in any organization. It also reviews each phase in the software development life cycle, and teaches how SCM can help software developers avoid pitfalls at every step.