Security is an art. So advice is often given by security practitioners, security consultant to every human being related to security. Standard ISO 27001 was made to standardize the inspection process and securing a good and true but still required knowledge of the correct tools and how to use it at the right time.
The book ‘Cisco Firewalls’ attempt to combine the knowledge standard (manual guide) into the form of practical everyday applications by emphasizing a focus on the security philosophy so that it can be applied to many Cisco security appliances. This book was written by Alexandre Pires da Silva Matos de Moraes, a CCIE and security specialist who has been satisfied with the ins and outs of security and trying to share his knowledge in writing a very trace.
Points that are important from this book include:
1. Fundamental is everything
Knowledge of a strong network, how to work-related protocols should be the basis in understanding where and what parts need to get security. Knowledge of design and troubleshoting make the process more good can be produced and applied.
2. Know your stuff
The author warns that often features of the tools we have is not utilized to the maximum only because of his lack of knowledge of existing features, please explore all the features of the tool that you hold and you will be surprised that all the problems that has been there can be handled easily and efficiently handled .
3. Advance Security
Discussion on the implementation of a firewall for cisco scenarios for voice equipment, as well as multicast routing is not uncommon.
4. Networking and Security-in-one
This book could be worth reading by people who have a networking background or people who have a security background. There are many things that can be learned and applied quickly.
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“The book has two interesting aspects that helps the reader to better understand the Cisco Firewalls, the author could align theory and practice with examples in a very deep details. This approach is perfect in order to consolidate Firewalls concepts and its applications in the real world.
I really liked how Alexandre consolidates in a single book virtualization applied in three different technology areas: network (VLANs and VRFs), security (ASA and FWSM contexts) and servers (“Firewalls and Virtual Machines”). This last part, explained on a chapter named “Firewall Interactions” specially shows how vibrant and broad the subject “Firewall” still is.
If you have to choose one book to learn about Cisco Firewalls this is definitely the one. ” – enio alves