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Implement secure networks using Cisco ASA Firewall

  • Perform basic firewall Initialization
  • Configure device management
  • Configure address translation (nat, global, static)
  • Configure ACLs
  • Configure IP routing
  • Configure object groups
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure filtering
  • Configure failover
  • Configure Layer 2 Transparent Firewall
  • Configure security contexts (virtual firewall)
  • Configure Modular Policy Framework
  • Configure Application-Aware Inspection
  • Configure high availability solutions
  • Configure QoS policies

Implement secure networks using Cisco IOS Firewalls

  • Configure CBAC
  • Configure Zone-Based Firewall
  • Configure Audit
  • Configure Auth Proxy
  • Configure PAM
  • Configure access control
  • Configure performance tuning
  • Configure advanced IOS Firewall features

Implement secure networks using Cisco VPN solution

  • Configure IPsec LAN-to-LAN (IOS/ASA)
  • Configure SSL VPN (IOS/ASA)
  • Configure Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Configure Group Encrypted Transport (GET) VPN
  • Configure Easy VPN (IOS/ASA)
  • Configure CA (PKI)
  • Configure Remote Access VPN
  • Configure Cisco Unity Client
  • Configure Clientless WebVPN
  • Configure AnyConnect VPN
  • Configure XAuth, Split-Tunnel, RRI, NAT-T
  • Configure High Availability
  • Configure QoS for VPN
  • Configure GRE, mGRE
  • Configure L2TP
  • Configure advanced Cisco VPN features

Configure Cisco IPS to mitigate network threats

  • Configure IPS 4200 Series Sensor Appliance
  • Initialize the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure Sensor Appliance management
  • Configure virtual Sensors on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure security policies
  • Configure promiscuous and inline monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure and tune signatures on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure custom signatures on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure blocking on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure TCP resets on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure rate limiting on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure signature engines on the Sensor Appliance
  • Use IDM to configure the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure event action on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure event monitoring on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure advanced features on the Sensor Appliance
  • Configure and tune Cisco IOS IPS
  • Configure SPAN & RSPAN on Cisco switches

Implement Identity Management

  • Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
  • Configure LDAP
  • Configure Cisco Secure ACS
  • Configure certificate-based authentication
  • Configure proxy authentication
  • Configure 802.1x
  • Configure advanced identity management features
  • Configure Cisco NAC Framework

Implement Control Plane and Management Plane Security

  • Implement routing plane security features (protocol authentication, route filtering)
  • Configure Control Plane Policing
  • Configure CP protection and management protection
  • Configure broadcast control and switchport security
  • Configure additional CPU protection mechanisms (options drop, logging interval)
  • Disable unnecessary services
  • Control device access (Telnet, HTTP, SSH, Privilege levels)
  • Configure SNMP, Syslog, AAA, NTP
  • Configure service authentication (FTP, Telnet, HTTP, other)
  • Configure RADIUS and TACACS+ security protocols
  • Configure device management and security

Configure Advanced Security

  • Configure mitigation techniques to respond to network attacks
  • Configure packet marking techniques
  • Implement security RFCs (RFC1918/3330, RFC2827/3704)
  • Configure Black Hole and Sink Hole solutions
  • Configure RTBH filtering (Remote Triggered Black Hole)
  • Configure Traffic Filtering using Access-Lists
  • Configure IOS NAT
  • Configure TCP Intercept
  • Configure uRPF
  • Configure CAR
  • Configure NBAR
  • Configure NetFlow
  • Configure Anti-Spoofing solutions
  • Configure Policing
  • Capture and utilize packet captures
  • Configure Transit Traffic Control and Congestion Management
  • Configure Cisco Catalyst advanced security features

Identify and Mitigate Network Attacks

  • Identify and protect against fragmentation attacks
  • Identify and protect against malicious IP option usage
  • Identify and protect against network reconnaissance attacks
  • Identify and protect against IP spoofing attacks
  • Identify and protect against MAC spoofing attacks
  • Identify and protect against ARP spoofing attacks
  • Identify and protect against Denial of Service (DoS) attacks
  • Identify and protect against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
  • Identify and protect against Man-in-the-Middle (MiM) attacks
  • Identify and protect against port redirection attacks
  • Identify and protect against DHCP attacks
  • Identify and protect against DNS attacks
  • Identify and protect against Smurf attacks
  • Identify and protect against SYN attacks
  • Identify and protect against MAC Flooding attacks
  • Identify and protect against VLAN hopping attacks
  • Identify and protect against various Layer2 and Layer3 attacks
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