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Operationalizing Cisco Firepower

by Katherine McNamara

As threats become more and more complicated, security tools need to be customized for the environment they are in. Understanding how to operationalize Firepower will enable you to maximize its efficiency and your ability to protect your network.

What you'll learn

Imagine that you have Firepower deployment in your environment and you've been tasked to tune your deployment. In this course, Operationalizing Cisco Firepower, you will learn how to optimize your Firepower deployment. First, you will learn how to tune Firepower's IPS rules and policy layers. Next, you will discover how to use Firepower's Application Visibility and Control (AVC) as well as custom application creation. Then, you will figure out how to use correlation policies to take actions based on certain triggers and traffic profile changes. Finally, you will explore how to operationalize Firepower using custom dashboards, reports, and troubleshooting tools both in the GUI and the command line. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cisco Firepower to operationalize your deployment.

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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