Properly securing your network and devices is a critical security posture, and the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Appliance is designed to do just that. This course will teach you how to configure the FTD appliance to ensure your network is secure.
If the management plane of a Cisco FTD appliance is not properly secured, it exposes the device to attacks. In this course, Cisco Core Security: Network Security with Cisco Firepower, you will gain the ability to properly secure all of your organization’s FTD appliances. First, you will learn how to secure management access to the device. Next, you will discover how to leverage Cisco ISE to provide centralized device management. Finally, you will explore how to use Cisco’s Firepower Management Center to automate management functions across multiple FTDs. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of management plane hardening needed to secure your FTD appliances.
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.
Course Overview Hey everyone. My name is Craig Stansbury, and welcome to my course, Cisco Core Security: Network Security with Cisco Firepower. I'm a network security consultant for my company, StansTECH. Properly securing the management plane of your Firepower Threat Defense appliances will help keep them protected from attacks. This will allow the FTD appliances to continue doing what they are designed to do, which is to protect your network. In this course, we're going to secure the management plane using various methods. Some of the major topics that we will cover include initializing the FTD appliance, using Cisco ISE to provide RADIUS administration to the FTD, configuring management protocols to be secure, and leveraging Cisco's Firepower Management Center to manage multiple FTD appliances. By the end of this course, you'll know how to properly secure the management plane of your FTD appliances. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic network security. The Cisco Core Security: Network Security Fundamentals course and Cisco Core Security: Security Concepts course will help get you up to speed. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Cisco security with courses on Endpoint Protection and Detection, Describing and Configuring VPNs, Secure Network Access Using Cisco ISE, and Content Security with Cisco Web Security Appliance and Cisco Umbrella. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about securing Cisco Firepower Threat Defense appliances with the Cisco Core Security: Network Security with Cisco Firepower course, at Pluralsight.