Cisco Core Security: Network Security Fundamentals

by Craig Stansbury

Properly architecting and securing Cisco networking devices will ensure that your network is protected. This course will teach you different deployment models and how to secure the management, control, and data planes of Cisco networking devices.

What you'll learn

Not knowing how to properly deploy and secure different Cisco Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, or networking devices can leave your network inefficient and vulnerable to attack. In this course, Cisco Core Security: Network Security Fundamentals, you will learn the foundational knowledge of deploying Cisco’s security products effectively, and how to properly securing each plane. First, you will learn how to leverage Cisco’s Validated Designs to properly architect your network. Next, you will learn how to leverage NetFlow to validate the data traversing your network. Finally, you will explore how to secure the management plane and implement control and data plane hardening techniques on Cisco Routers, Switches, and Wireless LAN Controllers. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of designing and hardening Cisco security devices needed to produce efficient networks that are secure.

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About the author

Craig is a former Marine that has over a decade of IT experience, mainly focusing on Palo Alto Firewalls and Cisco Routers and Switches, and has certifications from both vendors. When not working, Craig enjoys spending time with his family.

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