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Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (CLS-SSFSNORT)

  • Length 4 days
  • Version 2.1
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Why study this course

The Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort (SSFSNORT) course shows you how to deploy a network intrusion detection system based on Snort. You’ll learn how to install, configure, operate, and manage a Snort system, rules writing with an overview of basic options, advanced rules writing, how to configure Pulled Pork, and how to use OpenAppID to provide protection of your network from malware. You will learn techniques of tuning and performance monitoring, traffic flow through Snort rules, and more.

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What you’ll learn

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Snort technology and identify resources available for maintaining a Snort deployment

  • Install Snort on a Linux-based operating system

  • Describe the Snort operation modes and their command-line options

  • Describe the Snort intrusion detection output options

  • Download and deploy a new rule set to Snort

  • Describe and configure the snort.conf file

  • Configure Snort for inline operation and configure the inline-only features

  • Describe the Snort basic rule syntax and usage

  • Describe how traffic is processed by the Snort engine

  • Describe several advanced rule options used by Snort

  • Describe OpenAppID features and functionality

  • Describe how to monitor Snort performance and how to tune rules


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Who is the course for?

This course is for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy open source intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and how to write Snort rules.

  • Security administrators

  • Security consultants

  • Network administrators

  • System engineers

  • Technical support personnel

  • Channel partners and resellers


Course subjects

  • Introduction to Snort Technology

  • Snort Installation

  • Snort Operation

  • Snort Intrusion Detection Output

  • Rule Management

  • Snort Configuration

  • Inline Operation and Configuration

  • Snort Rule Syntax and Usage

  • Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules

  • Advanced Rule Options

  • OpenAppID Detection

  • Tuning Snort

Lab outline

  • Connecting to the Lab Environment

  • Snort Installation

  • Snort Operation

  • Snort Intrusion Detection Output

  • Pulled Pork Installation

  • Configuring Variables

  • Reviewing Preprocessor Configurations

  • Inline Operations

  • Basic Rule Syntax and Usage

  • Advanced Rule Options

  • OpenAppID

  • Tuning Snort




Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have:

  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture

  • Proficiency with Linux and UNIX text editing tools (vi editor is suggested by not required)


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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.



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