Text concentrating on each member of the Cisco Secure product family, showing how to use each one to create an ultimately secure network for Internet use. Discusses threats posed by the Internet, such as hackers and viruses, and how to combat them using Cisco products. Also shows how to create firewalls and other barriers against unwanted attacks.
At present, no available publication deals with Internet security from a Cisco perspective utilizing the Cisco Secure product family. Cisco Secure Internet Security Solutions covers the basics of Internet security and then concentrates on each member of the Cisco Secure product family, providing a rich explanation with examples of the preferred configurations required for securing Internet connections.Aimed at networking professionals responsible for securing the corporate connection to the Internet, this book starts by explaining the threats posed by the Internet and progresses to a complete working explanation of the Cisco Secure product family. The individual components of the Cisco Secure product family are discussed in detail with advice given on how to configure each individual component to meet system requirements. Cisco Secure PIX Firewall is covered in depth from an architectural point of view to provide a reference of the PIX commands and their use in the real world.
About the Author
Andrew Mason is the CEO of Mason Technologies Limited, a Cisco Premier Partner in the U.K. whose main business is delivered through Cisco consultancy focusing on Internet security. Andrew has hands-on experience of the Cisco Secure product family with numerous clients ranging from ISPs to large financial organizations. Currently, Andrew is leading a project to design and implement the most secure ISP network in Europe. Andrew holds the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications.
Mark Newcomb is currently a consulting engineer at Aurora Consulting Group in Spokane, Washington. Mark holds CCNP and CCDP certifications. He has 4 years' experience working with network security issues and a total of more than 20 years' experience within the networking industry. Mark is a frequent contributor and reviewer for books by Cisco Press, New Riders, Macmillan Technical Publishing, McGraw-Hill, and Coriolis.