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CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide: Authentication Policies
By Aaron Woland, Kevin Redmon
May 6, 2015
In this chapter from CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide, the authors discuss network authentication policies.
Exam Profile: CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-618 (Firewall v2.0)
By Anthony Sequeira
Jun 21, 2012
This article profiles the Cisco CCNP Security FIREWALL 642-618 exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
CCNP Security Firewall 642-618 Quick Reference: Basic Connectivity and Device Management
By Anthony Sequeira
May 17, 2012
This section starts to examine the configuration of the Cisco ASA and covers the fundamentals for providing basic connectivity and device management. This section covers basic command-line interface (CLI) configuration, but mainly focuses on configuring the ASA through the graphical Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).
Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Security VPN (642-648)
By Cristian Matei
May 2, 2012
This article profiles the Cisco CCNP Security VPN 642-648 exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
(Video) Exam Profile: Cisco CCNP Security IPS
By Keith Barker
Apr 24, 2012
The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security IPS exam is one of the four exams that must be passed to obtain the Cisco CCNP Security certification. Find out what you can expect to see on this exam and how you can better prepare for it.
CCNP Security Firewall Cert Guide: Recording ASA Activity
By Anthony Sequeira, Dave Garneau, David Hucaby
Dec 16, 2011
To help you prepare for the CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 exam, this chapter covers System Time, Managing Event and Session Logging, Configuring Event and Session Logging, Verifying Event and Session Logging, and Troubleshooting Event and Session Logging.
Private VLAN Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Dec 13, 2011
A private VLAN offers another level of security that enables an organization to further secure VLAN ports. This article takes a look at this feature, its functionality and how it can be configured on Cisco equipment.
Introducing VPN Technologies
By Anthony Sequeira
Dec 6, 2011
In this article, Anthony Sequeira examines the basics of IPSec for the creation of these VPNs.
CCNP Security: Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems
By David Burns, Odunayo Adesina, Keith Barker
Nov 22, 2011
This chapter covers evaluating and choosing approaches to intrusion prevention and detection.
Cisco 802.1x Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Oct 31, 2011
This article takes a look at the different roles that are defined within the 802.1X standard, a general review of how the process works, and a review of how the basic configuration is performed on a Cisco device.
Flexible Packet Matching Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Oct 28, 2011
This article takes a look at the FPM feature, what it can be used for and the basic steps that would be used to configure it.
CCNA Security: The Zone-Based Firewall
By Anthony Sequeira
Sep 15, 2011
A very welcome new addition in the CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE Security tracks is the Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall. This article aims to guide you through this new technology from Cisco.
Introducing Intrusion Prevention
By Anthony Sequeira
Sep 12, 2011
This article introduces you to the network security practice of intrusion prevention, covering detection vs. prevention, detection technologies, evasion techniques, reliable IPS, and Host IPS.
Creating Custom Signatures with IPS 7.0
By Keith Barker
Aug 8, 2011
In this article, we will take a look at the process of classifying the traffic we want to match, create custom signatures for that purpose (as well as the counter-measures), and verify the custom signatures are working.
Protecting Critical Resources with Target Value Ratings (TVRs)
By Keith Barker
Aug 8, 2011
This article dives into customizing Target Value Ratings (TVRs) to provide a better fortress of security for your critical resources in just minutes.
CCNP Security: Security Contexts on the Cisco ASA
By Anthony Sequeira
Aug 1, 2011
Multiple virtual firewalls are possible on the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) thanks to a technology called security contexts. You create multiple security contexts in order to create your multiple virtual firewalls. While not every feature of the Cisco ASA is supported in multiple context mode, most are, and certainly enough power is present now to make this appealing for many, many implementations. This article covers the basics of security contexts on the Cisco ASA.
Flexible Netflow Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jul 22, 2011
This article takes a look at the typical uses for the Flexible Netflow feature, how it works and how it can be configured into a complete solution.
Cisco Network Infrastructure Security: Control Plane Policing Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jul 21, 2011
This article takes a looks at control plane policing, examining what it is, how it works and how it can be configured to secure this equipment.
SNMP Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jul 20, 2011
This article takes a look at some of the basic SNMP concepts, examining how it works and how it can be configured to perform basic functions.
Quality of Service (QoS) on the Cisco ASA
By Anthony Sequeira
Jul 13, 2011
This article provides a valuable review of QoS in general and then details the exact QoS mechanisms that are currently supported on the Cisco ASA. These capabilities include classification, congestion management, traffic shaping, and traffic policing.

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