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Configuring Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Integrations

by Katherine McNamara

This course will teach you how to integrate Firepower Threat Defense with various external systems.

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. With these increasingly complex threats, firewalls should be integrated to share and receive context with other security products as a part of a broader security architecture. In this course, Configuring Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Integrations, you’ll learn how to maximize the value of your Firepower deployment by integrating it with third party systems to form a cohesive security architecture. First, you’ll explore how to improve malware detection and visibility by integrating Firepower with ThreatGrid, AMP for Endpoints, and AMP for Networks. Next, you’ll discover how to integrate third party threat feeds into Firepower for advanced detection. Then, you’ll integrate Firepower with Identity Services Engine to share contextual information and automate rapid threat containment. Finally, you’ll learn how to integrate Firepower with Cisco Threat Response to perform comprehensive security investigations. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of FTD needed to configure and tune various integrations with other products and systems.

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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