The importance of network security has increased substantially in recent years with attacks becoming more sophisticated. To defeat these, you need a specialist product like Cisco Firepower and you need to know how to configure it.
Imagine it's a Friday afternoon and as you are getting ready to leave for the weekend, you discover that an employee within your company has just inadvertently downloaded some malware that is causing untold damage to your organization's network. What you need to prevent such a scenario is a solution that will protect your network against attacks, intrusion, and malware even when the data is encrypted. What you need is Cisco Firepower. In this course, Cisco Firepower Fundamentals, you will get an overview of what makes up a Firepower solution. First, you will learn how to manage Firepower threat defense appliances located in branch offices, and how Firepower can scan downloaded files for malware. Next, you will explore how to configure Firepower to protect your network against intrusion techniques before looking at how to block traffic from specific website categories. Finally, you will discover how Firepower appliances can decrypt SSL encrypted traffic. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to configure and support a complete Firepower solution on your corporate network.
Martin is a network security engineer with several years experience in various markets including retail and aerospace in many different countries and at the moment works for a UK based tier 1 service provider working with technology from Cisco, F5, Checkpoint, Infoblox, and, of course, Juniper.
Course Overview Hello everyone. My name is Martin Brown, and welcome to my course, Cisco Firepower Fundamentals. In addition to being an author for Pluralsight, I'm a network engineer working for a tier 1 service provider. In this course, we're going to discuss how Firepower can be used to protect your network against intrusion attempts, vulnerabilities, and malware. We are then going to demonstrate how to configure these features and show examples of some of these features in action. Some of the major topics that we will cover include managing Firepower Threat Defense appliances like editing branch offices, how Firepower can scan downloaded files for malware, configuring Firepower to block traffic from specific categories of websites, and how Firepower appliances can decrypt SSL encrypted traffic. By the end of this course, you'll not only understand what a Firepower solution is capable of, but you'll also be able to configure and manage the Firepower Management Center and Firepower Threat Defense appliances with confidence. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of network security, stateful firewalls, and the basics of the Firepower Management Center. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to build a more secure network with the Cisco Firepower Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.