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Foundation learning for CCIE exams
Expert solutions for securing network infrastructures and VPNs
As organizations increase their dependence on networks for core business processes and increase access to remote sites and mobile workers via virtual private networks (VPNs), network security becomes more and more critical. In today's networked era, information is an organization's most valuable resource. Lack of customer, partner, and employee access to e-commerce and data servers can impact both revenue and productivity. Even so, most networks do not have the proper degree of security. Network Security Principles and Practices provides an in-depth understanding of the policies, products, and expertise that brings organization to this extremely complex topic and boosts your confidence in the performance and integrity of your network systems and services. Written by a CCIE engineer who participated in the development of the CCIE Security exams, Network Security Principles and Practices is the first book that provides a comprehensive review of topics important to achieving CCIE Security certification.
Network Security Principles and Practices is a comprehensive guide to network security threats and the policies and tools developed specifically to combat those threats. Taking a practical, applied approach to building security into networks, the book shows you how to build secure network architectures from the ground up. Security aspects of routing protocols, Layer 2 threats, and switch security features are all analyzed. A comprehensive treatment of VPNs and IPSec is presented in extensive packet-by-packet detail. The book takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Cisco PIX(r) Firewall actually works, presenting many difficult-to-understand and new Cisco PIX Firewall and Cisco IOS® Firewall concepts. The book launches into a discussion of intrusion detection systems (IDS) by analyzing and breaking down modern-day network attacks, describing how an IDS deals with those threats in general, and elaborating on the Cisco implementation of IDS. The book also discusses AAA, RADIUS, and TACACS+ and their usage with some of the newer security implementations such as VPNs and proxy authentication. A complete section devoted to service provider techniques for enhancing customer security and providing support in the event of an attack is also included. Finally, the book concludes with a section dedicated to discussing tried-and-tested troubleshooting tools and techniques that are not only invaluable to candidates working toward their CCIE Security lab exam but also to the security network administrator running the operations of a network on a daily basis.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is the best book for the CCIE Security written and Lab,
This review is from: Network Security Principles and Practices (CCIE Professional Development) (Hardcover)This book is very well written and covers everything you need to pass the Security part of your CCIE security lab. You will still need to study your routing and switching because that is 50% of the lab.
CCIE (R/S, Security
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
To be added to your 'essentials' list of books,
This review is from: Network Security Principles and Practices (CCIE Professional Development) (Hardcover)Very, VERY good. The IPSec chapter alone is worth the book, and the AAA chapters are _great_. Saadat has been able to explain in a great technical level and very clearly subjects which you're going to find in your day to day work - if working with Cisco and security. But not only that: chapters about IPSec, RADIUS, TACACS, are of value even if you do not use Cisco gear.
Missing from the book: a better chapter on NAT, PPTP. Saadat should write the 2nd edition adding those two topics, updating the IDS section, IPSec (including NAT-T), maybe add a little something about SSL VPNs, PIX 7.0 ? The section on ISP security could also benefit from a refresher (CoPP, uRPF?)
4.5 starts because it shows it age - otherwise, 5 stars for sure.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"the howto" security book to which others must aspire,
This review is from: Network Security Principles and Practices (CCIE Professional Development) (Hardcover)This is simply the best book for SecurIE's or security specialist's that I have ever read, the depth to which Mr Malik goes into and its accuracy are astounding.
It reads very well but also makes great reference material, and his explanation of IPsec and IKE has got rid of my 'numb feeling' from reading other books.
I cannot recommend this book enough!
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(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and Review Questions.)
I. INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY.
II. BUILDING SECURITY INTO THE NETWORK.
IV. VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS.
V. INTRUSION DETECTION.
VI. NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL.
VII. SERVICE PROVIDER SECURITY.
Download - 305 KB -- Chapter 5: Secure LAN Switching
Errata - 20 KB -- Errata
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