Firewalls, the Internet, and Secure Enterprise Networking: This course provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of firewalls and secure enterprise networking in existence. It includes details on firewall limitations, costs, implementation, and applications as well as firewall architecture, management, testing, and a wide range of other related information to help you understand and secure your networked computing resources.
This valuable collection includes:
More than 100 Powerpoint slides with scores of diagrams, detailed explanations, and colorful depictions of the way firewalls work and the ways they fail.
Audio recordings from short course sessions so you can follow along with a class learning about firewalls in real-time, or replay details of viewgraphs at your convenience.
Detailed articles on firewall configuration givens specifics of how configurations are set and how they can be misset.
Scores of examples of how companies have used and misused firewalls in real-world situations.
Detailed supporting information on firewalls, network configuration, network management, and other related topics.
"There is a wealth of practical information that us corporate types can put to immediate use! One of our current struggles is that the DMZ was funded for the build costs only. No consideration was given to continuing costs nor to support. Had my colleagues who developed the proposal for mgmt seen this presentation, they would have been armed with information that would have enabled them to provide a more realistic picture of the costs (slide 62). Going back for more is never fun and less so in a company that controls/scrutinizes all costs so tightly."
"I really liked the "story" or information flow as it hooked me early on with the Some Statistics slide (7) and kept me connected throughout with what felt like a natural flow or progression through the material. I also like statistics like these as they are useful for getting mgmt's attention in those quick sound bytes that we all have to exploit. I liked that you didn't just report the latest numbers but illustrated the trends..."
"Slide 90 was interesting in that we all spend a lot of time resisting NFS and NIS but their success ratio is peanuts compared to most of the other exploits."
"The section on governance with all the questions is very thought-provoking and I can see it being quite useful as many of my security colleagues wouldn't anticipate those issues -- but need to."
"I actually had a practical application of the content today -- in that I mentioned to [...] that I would like us to meet soon and talk about connecting the new acquisition before he actually goes out and does it in response to someone's directive. He had several questions and seemed to be coming from a place of 'what difference will it make -- they'll want full and open access as always.' I felt much better prepared for our brief exchange regarding what we could do as a result of having gone through these slides."