As threats become more and more complicated, it's important to understand how to protect your network. Understanding how to deploy Cisco Firepower Threat Defense is critical to set up that first line of defense.
Imagine that you've been given a new site to deploy and tasked with setting up the edge Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) firewall. In this course, Getting Started with Cisco Firepower - Initial Configuration, you will learn foundational knowledge on how to deploy Firepower Threat Defense firewall. First, you will learn how to bootstrap both the Firepower firewall and Firepower Management Center. Next, you will discover how to configure interfaces, how objects work in the FTD system, and routing. Finally, you will explore how to configure NAT on FTD. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cisco Firepower needed to initially configure it and have it forward packets.
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 network-node.com 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 world - Routergods.
Course Overview (Music) Hi everyone. My name is Katherine McNamara. I'm a cybersecurity engineer that has worked in IT for over 10 years and currently hold over a dozen certifications including two CCIEs. Welcome to my course, Getting Started with Cisco Firepower - the Initial Configuration. Firewalls have been the first line of defense in network security for over 25 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 now become a necessity for many companies. In this course, we'll look at the initial configuration and deployment of Cisco's Firepower next-generation firewall. Some major topics we will cover include: preparing to deploy the Firepower Threat Defense firewall or FTD for short, configuring FTD for centralized management, configuring FTD's physical interfaces, configuring NAT and PAT, configuring static and dynamic routing, configuring network objects, zones, and variable sets. By the end of this course you will know how to initialize FTD, enable it to pass traffic, and verify that this traffic is being seen from the Firepower management center. Before beginning this course, you should understand basic routing and have a CCNA Security level of knowledge or higher. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn how to get started with Cisco Firepower at Pluralsight.