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Implementing Service Provider Security and Application Control

by Nick Russo

When network engineers think of cyber security, they often think of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and host-based security systems. Alternatively, service provider security introduces an entirely new set of tools and operating processes.

What you'll learn

Service provider security introduces many new tools and techniques, many of which are network-oriented, to secure the carrier’s network environment. In this course, Implementing Service Provider Security and Application Control, you'll learn how to secure SP networks and prioritize traffic using various techniques. First, you'll explore how to build the core network using multiple dual-stacked routing protocols, then harden it with basic security features. Next, you'll delve into developing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) defensive structure using BGP flowspec in conjunction with sinkholes and scrubbing centers. Lastly, you'll discover the three common MPLS quality of service (QoS) models commonly seen within service provider networks, prioritizing important flows while reducing the impact of malicious ones. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills necessary to analyze, harden, and optimize the security posture of service provider networks.

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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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