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Definitive Firewalls for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Firewalls training course description

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.

What will you learn
  • Design secure firewall protected networks.
  • Test firewalls.
  • Evaluate firewalls
  • Configure firewalls
Firewalls training course details

Firewalls training course contents

  • Firewall introduction
  • 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.

  • Firewall types
  • 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.

  • Proxy firewalls
  • Circuit level, application level, SOCKS. Proxy firewall advantages and disadvantages.
    Hands on Proxy firewalls.

  • Personal firewalls
  • The role of personal firewalls, Windows XP, Zonealarm.
    Hands on Configuring a personal firewall.

  • Firewall architectures
  • 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.

  • Securing communications
  • VPNs, IPsec. Firewall configuration of VPNs, integration of dedicated VPN devices and firewalls.
    Hands on IPSec VPN configuration.

  • Testing firewalls
  • Configuration checklist, testing procedure, monitoring firewalls, logging, syslog.
    Hands on Testing firewalls.

Learning path



Based on customer ratings

L. C. - Fujitsu

"It was a very interesting course but a lot to take in within a couple of days."

L. C. - Fujitsu

"It’s interesting and gives me a better understanding."

Training approach

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.