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Firewalls and VPN's: Principles and Practices (Prentice Hall Security) [Paperback]

Richard Tibbs , Edward Oakes

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29 Jun 2005 0131547313 978-0131547315 1

For introductory courses in Network Security; also appropriate as a supplementary text to a general information course in Networking.


This text solves the need for a resource that illustrates the principles underlying security technology, as well as provides complete hands-on exercises for the laboratory. Based on open-source software, this text is oriented toward the first-time networking student. Progressive, practical exercises build confidence; SOHO (small-office-home-office) users will also be impressed with the information provided in the text, as for these users the affordability of open-source solutions can be critical.

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Dr. Richard W. Tibbs

Dr. Tibbs earned a Ph.D. from George Mason University’s College of System and Information Technology Engineering, specializing in operations research. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of ado, Boulder. His research interests are network security, network and computer capacity planning, queuing theory & simulation, traffic monitoring & analysis, and adaptive routing in telecommunications networks. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS. He has worked in industry, government, and academia for over 20 years before joining Radford University as a full-time faculty member. His industry background includes aerospace, telecommunications, and software development. His government background includes the U.S. Geological Survey, the MITRE Corporation, a federally funded research and development center where he worked on Department of Transportation projects.

Mr. Edward B. Oakes

Mr. Oakes earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Radford University and is currently completing an M.S. in Education with concentration in Technology. In 2004 he was awarded the Anna Lee Stewart Award for Contributions to Faculty Development. He is currently the Director of Academic Computing at Radford University and has over 14 years of experience in networking and security. In addition to other roles, he has served as the Information Security Officer for Radford University for over 5 years. His interests include network security, wireless computing, and incorporating technology into the classroom.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Worst. Book. Ever. 23 Nov 2012
By Ric - Published on Amazon.com
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As a student of IT Security, I've had some run-ins with some books that seem to get a chapter or two that needs better explaining by the instructor. This book has chapters that have totally lost me with their inept examples and follow-up questions at the end of the chapter which have little to do with the major coverage for a chapter. Specifically, the later chapters (6,7,8) are horrendously structured and skim over practiced product in preference to their LEAF format.

Colleges would do well to stay FAR away from this book without using it more as a reference instead of an actual learning tool. Not only is the information outdated (referencing Microsoft Server 2003 and Windows 2000/XP), but the editors were obviously in a hurry to put it together with poorly illustrated examples and convoluted references to the illustrations, with little or no analogy to anything outside of a layman's jargon. Definitely NOT student/reader understandable for someone who is a junior or senior in college with previous classes in the subject. If I hadn't had that knowledge, most of the book would be incomprehensible.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it 12 Oct 2009
By Michael Sutherland - Published on Amazon.com
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This book seems to cover the basics pretty well but the part I'm covering right now (subnetting) is barely explained in the most convoluted way imaginable. I went and got a CCNA book instead and picked it up in 10 minutes. Unless you need this book for school, pass it up. There are much better ones out there.
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