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Cisco IINS 2.0: Cisco Network Foundation Protection


Overview/Description
Target Audience
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Overview/Description
An important element in the overall security posture of an organization is the security of the network infrastructure. The network infrastructure refers to the routers, switches, and other such equipment that keep a network running. The infrastructure is often the target of denial of service (DoS) and other attacks that can directly or indirectly disrupt the network operation. In order to ensure the availability of the network, it is critical to implement the security tools and best practices that help protect each network element, and the infrastructure as a whole. This course explains how Cisco Network Foundation Protection (NFP) provides an umbrella strategy for infrastructure protection using Cisco IOS security features. Cisco Configuration Professional is an intuitive GUI tool that enables you to easily and reliably deploy and manage the services on Cisco IOS routers. Cisco Configuration Professional simplifies router and security configuration through smart wizards, which help users quickly and easily deploy, configure, and monitor Cisco routers without requiring knowledge of the Cisco IOS Software CLI. This course introduces you to the design of Cisco Configuration Professional and to the features that you can configure from it.

Target Audience
Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers; systems engineers; individuals seeking the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) v2.0 640-554 certification, which is associated with the CCNA Security certification exam. Knowledge and skills equivalent to those learned in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) are required, and a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts is recommended.

Expected Duration (hours)
1.5

Lesson Objectives

Cisco IINS 2.0: Cisco Network Foundation Protection

  • identify common threats against the network infrastructure
  • match types of network traffic with descriptions
  • match control plane security controls with descriptions
  • identify the most important measures for securing interactive and management access to an infrastructure device
  • identify ways in which ACLs protect the data plane
  • sequence the steps to perform initial configuration for devices
  • identify the security functions that can be managed using Cisco Configuration Professional
  • define the unique components of Cisco Configuration Professional used for security policy deployment
  • sequence steps to apply a template to multiple devices in Cisco Configuration Professional
  • identify the functions of the Security Audit
  • use Cisco Configuration Professional to configure additional router settings
  • use Cisco Configuration Professional to perform a security audit
  • use Cisco Configuration Professional to configure device hardening features manually
  • Course Number:
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