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  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (17 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587058154
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587058158
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 3.7 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Authorized Self-Study Guide

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS)

 

Foundation learning for CCNA Security IINS 640-553 exam

 

Catherine Paquet

 

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) is a Cisco-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCNA® Security foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to secure Cisco® routers and switches and their associated networks. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of how to troubleshoot and monitor network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices, as well as the technologies that Cisco uses in its security infrastructure.

 

This book focuses on the necessity of a comprehensive security policy and how it affects the posture of the network. You will learn how to perform basic tasks to secure a small branch type office network using Cisco IOS® security features available through the Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) web-based graphical user interface (GUI) and through the command-line interface (CLI) on Cisco routers and switches. The author also provides, when appropriate, parallels with Cisco ASA appliances.

 

Whether you are preparing for CCNA Security certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of Cisco IOS security fundamentals, you will benefit from the information provided in this book.

 

Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.

 

Catherine Paquet is a practitioner in the field of internetworking, network security and security financials. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is CCSP®, CCNP®, and CompTIA Security+ certified. She is also a certified Cisco instructor with the largest training partner of Cisco. Catherine, who has her M.B.A. from York University, is the director of her consulting company, Netrisec, Inc., specializing in making the business case for network security. In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the UN mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking.

 

  • Develop a comprehensive network security policy to counter threats against information security
  • Configure routers on the network perimeter with Cisco IOS Software security features
  • Configure firewall features including ACLs and Cisco IOS zone-based policy firewalls to perform basic security operations on a network
  • Configure site-to-site VPNs using Cisco IOS features
  • Configure IPS on Cisco network routers
  • Configure LAN devices to control access, resist attacks, shield other network devices and systems, and protect the integrity and confidentiality of network traffic

 

This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.

 

Category: Cisco Certification

Covers: IINS exam 640-553

 

 

About the Author

Catherine Paquet

is a practitioner in the field of internetworking, network security, and security financials. She has authored or contributed to eight books thus far with Cisco Press. Catherine has in-depth knowledge of security systems, remote access, and routing technology. She is a Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). Catherine is also a certified Cisco instructor with Cisco’s largest training partner, Global Knowledge, Inc. She also works on IT security projects for different organizations on a part-time basis. Following her university graduation from the Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean (Canada), she worked as a system analyst, LAN manager, MAN manager, and eventually as a WAN manager. In 1994, she received a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a specialty in management information systems (MIS) from York University. Recently, she has been presenting a seminar on behalf of Cisco Systems (Emerging Markets) on the topic of the business case for network security in 22 countries. In 2002 and 2003, Catherine volunteered with the U.N. mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, to train Afghan public servants in the area of networking. Catherine lives in Toronto with her husband. They have two children, who are both attending university.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr Crippen on 1 May 2010
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This is a very well written book and will be of interest to any Networking engineer interested in Cisco Security products on Cisco hardware.

It is recomended that you have as a minimum the foundation section of the CCNA, otherwise you may not have the neccessary backgroud knowledge to understand some of the terms used in the book.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Redmond on 14 Feb 2010
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This book is as expected from Cisco Publicstions. It goes into greater depth than you actually need for the exam, which can be an advantage if you really wish to know the subject; but if you are looking to just pass the exam, it can be a bit confusing. Overall this is a good collection to the library if this is your chosen career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicente Gonzalez Alvarez on 16 Dec 2012
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It's useful to pass the CCNA Security exams without problems.

I recommend to understand theory before you practice with real tests.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D Caughey on 30 Aug 2011
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If you are thinking of getting into Cisco security, then this is the place to start.
Although the book can be quite dry and overwhelming in places it covers the subject matter really well. No stone is left unturned in the authors attempt to give a good grounding in Cisco security, which in my opinion they do very well.
So if you want to wet your toes in the complicated world of Cisco security, this is the place to get your feet wet.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
GREAT book but has some cons... 28 Aug 2011
By BP - Published on Amazon.com
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Let me start off by saying I passed the CCNA Security exam with a 977 and I know what mistakes I made on it,
primarily because of reading this book and doing extensive labs in SDM and the command line. This book will
give you more than you need to pass the exam, but I would strongly recommend doing many labs for each topic
and also using cisco.com's free documentation as an additional resource on some of the topics. HOWEVER,
I would also recommend anyone going to read this book to skim through chapter 1 at first and find the
technical sections in it. They're encapsulated in some extensive, dull corporate policy and statistical
information that will either put you to sleep or make you put the book down. Skim through chapter 1 and then
chapter 2 will get you right where you want to be and read the book that way. After you've gone through the book
the first time, then go through chapter 1 more thoroughly. I tried reading this book many times and could never
get through the first chapter because most of it was so boring and ended up by just putting it down and walking
away. One more CON for the book is that it doesn't come with a CD like most other Cisco Press books do.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
broad scope of explaining routers and switches 28 April 2009
By W Boudville - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is an authoritative way to learn how to configure and control various Cisco routers and switches. Perhaps most importantly from the standpoint of security, you see how routers can be used to maintain a firewall. For most companies that are connected to the Internet, a firewall is often a necessity.

Some background in understanding the basics of TCP/IP is needed. But the book explains the relevant details. If you are wondering how to configure your internal network behind a firewall, the text has common setup examples that you can copy.

There are also candid discussions about the advantages and disadvantages of various filtering methods. For example, firewalls that do packet filtering are often used. This involves maintaining a policy table with conditions for allowing or denying traffic based on parameters like source IP address, destination IP address and the port numbers. The Cisco routers that do this are very fast, because inspecting the packet headers is simple to do in silicon. But the book also explains the limitations. Notably, the analysis is stateless, so a connection that uses a multipacket handshake cannot be checked, assuming it passes the above tests. Still, packet filtering is so simple and fast that you should probably do it.

The book also delves into how to make a VPN across the Internet. A powerful and popular way to have more secure communications.

The questions at the end of each chapter are fairly straightforward. Nothing that is too complicated.

Strictly, the book is meant for those studying for a Cisco network certificate. But potentially, the scope is broader. It's a good overall explanation of routing and switching, and especially about setting up firewalls and VPNs. Not necessarily restricted to Cisco hardware. But even for the latter, the book might read better than a typical manual for a specific device.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Spans multiple exams! 28 Aug 2009
By RJason - Published on Amazon.com
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While preparing for the ISCW exam, I also read this - and it was great! It helped me pass both my ISCW and CCNA Security exams. Apparently, there's a lot of overlapping topics in both exams. Read the ISCW book and read BCMSN's topics on switch security then go for the CCNA Security - just awesome!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Study Guide! 14 Dec 2010
By Doug - Published on Amazon.com
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As most Cisco Press books tend to be long winded and extremely boring, Catherine Paquet does a fantastic job introducing and explaining the topics in this book. I enjoyed her way of continuously reintroducing certain topics as you progressed through the book. For nearly every task that can be accomplished in SDM, there were pictures to help follow along. CLI commands were also discussed in unison with the SDM explanations. There were complete CLI examples with descriptions for each command. The end of the chapter test questions were really helpful. They were well presented and recapped key items presented in the chapter.

I did find that the organizational structure of the book a little awkward. It was 7 chapters long at over 500 pages. Chapter one was well over a hundred pages and some what hard to get through as this was the "Policies" chapter.

This is a fantastic book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
IPSec is difficult and the discussion rambles 6 Jun 2010
By fastracker - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not taken the test yet, so whether or not this book achieves a passing goal for me remains to be seen. But, the section on IPSec could use some TLC. For example, page 392 refers to diagram 5-14 and the "4 ipsec squares" and the diagram promptly shows 5 squares. Are there 4 or are there 5? There's a section on IPSec Framework, a section on IPSec Protocol Framework. What's the difference between the 2 sections? I'm a top down learner and need to start with the big picture and I didn't get that the first time through the discussion on IPSec. I found myself flipping back and forth. IKE seemed to pop up out of nowhere. I'll need to do my own outlining of this the IPSec material, which isn't what I was hoping for. I admit, I'm a newbie and the rest of the book, so far, seems pretty decent, but I don't think I'm going to get comfortable with IPSec based on this alone.
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