J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
Firewalls training course contents
Security review, what is a firewall? What do firewalls do? Firewall benefits, concepts.
Hands on: Configuring the network to be used in later labs, launching various attacks on a target.
Packet filtering, SPI, Proxy, Personal. Software firewalls, hardware firewalls, blade based firewalls, personal firewalls, which firewall should you use? Firewall products.
Hands on: Configuring a simple firewall.
Packet filtering firewalls
Things to filter in the IP header, stateless vs. stateful filtering. ACLs. Advantages of packet filtering.
Hands on: Configuring packet filtering firewalls.
Stateful packet filtering
Stateful algorithms, packet by packet inspection, application content filtering, tracks, special handling (fragments, IP options), sessions with TCP and UDP. Firewall hacking detection: SYN attacks, SSL, SSH interception.
Hands on: Stateful packet inspection firewalls.
Circuit level, application level, SOCKS. Proxy firewall advantages and disadvantages.
Hands on: Proxy firewalls.
The role of personal firewalls, Windows XP, Zonealarm.
Hands on: Configuring a personal firewall.
Home based, small office, enterprise, service provider, what is a DMZ? DMZ architectures, bastion hosts, multi DMZ. Virtual firewalls, transparent firewalls. Dual firewall design, high availability, load balancing, VRRP.
Hands on: Resilient firewall architecture.
VPNs, IPsec. Firewall configuration of VPNs, integration of dedicated VPN devices and firewalls.
Hands on: IPSec VPN configuration.
Configuration checklist, testing procedure, monitoring firewalls, logging, syslog.
Hands on: Testing firewalls.
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