A technical hands on training course covering firewall technologies. This focuses on the whys and hows of firewall technology rather than looking at manufacturer specific issues.
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?
Hands on Configuring a simple firewall.
Things to filter in the IP header, stateless vs.
stateful filtering. ACLs. Advantages of packet
Hands on Configuring packet filtering firewalls.
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,
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
Hands on IPSec VPN configuration.
Configuration checklist, testing procedure,
monitoring firewalls, logging, syslog.
Hands on Testing firewalls.
"It was a very interesting course but a lot to take in within a couple of days."
"It’s interesting and gives me a better understanding."
This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.