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Configuring Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) NetOps Features

by Katherine McNamara

This course will teach you how to configure features in Firepower Threat Defense that are essential to network operations.

What you'll learn

Firewalls have been the first line of defense in network security for over 20 years but in the face of constant attacks and breaches, they’ve had to evolve. This new breed of firewalls are commonly referred to as next generation firewalls and have now become a necessity for many companies. In this course, Configuring Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) NetOps Features, you’ll learn to configure features that are most essential to the network team beyond the initial setup. First, you’ll explore the high available options in FTD and their configuration. Next, you’ll discover how to configure essential platform settings such as Quality of Service, Certificates, and so on. Finally, you’ll learn how to how to set up remote access and site-to-site VPN in Firepower. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of FTD needed to configure and tune these critical netops features.

Course FAQ

What are next generation firewalls?

Next generation firewalls are a combination of traditional firewalls and other network device filtering functions. NGFWs provide capabilities that go beyond those of traditional firewalls.

What will I learn in this cybersecurity training?

In this course, you will learn about implementing high availability, adjusting system settings, and site-to-site and remote access VPN. By the end of this course, you will know how to properly tune your NetOps settings.

Are there prerequisites for this course?

Prerequisites for this course are a basic understanding of routing and a CCNA security level of knowledge.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the protection of computer systems and networks from theft, damage, and attacks. The main components to cybersecurity are: network security, application security, information security, and operational security.

Why is cyber security important?

Cybersecurity is essential because it is what protects sensitive data, personal information, intellectual property, and any other information you or your company want to keep private.

About the author

Katherine McNamara is a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer and works with large enterprise customers in California. She has worked in IT for over 10 years, holds a Bachelors and Masters in IT Security, has 2 CCIEs (Data Center and Security), and dozen other industry certifications. Outside of her day job, she runs a blog called which provides training articles and videos about ISE and others Cisco security products and helping co-organize the largest Cisco study Meetup group in the... more

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