For experienced network administrators. This updated edition of Firewalls 24seven is the book that you and other network administrators have been waiting for. Starting where other books and training courses end and the real world begins, it provides advanced information on today's most effective security technologies and techniques.
Written to build on the knowledge you already have. Inside, two network security experts deliver the targeted instruction and inside tips you need to maintain and improve your network's security. Coverage includes:
Hackers and their motivations Encryption and VPN theory and techniques TCP/IP and packet filtering Proxy services Network Address Translation Firewall configuration Detecting network intrusions Tuning Linux to act as a firewall Tuning Windows NT or 2000 to act as a firewall Features and benefits of Windows-based firewalls Features and benefits of UNIX-based firewalls Features and benefits of device-based firewalls
About the Author
Matthew Strebe is the Chief Technology Officer of Consulting Network Integration Corporation (Connetic), an IT services company located in San Diego, CA. He has nearly twenty years of experience in hacking, military security, and computer security applications. He and Mr. Perkins were members of the same hacking cabal in high school.
Charles Perkins is a Senior Network Systems Analyst at Connetic and the author of numerous books on Windows NT and security. Before joining Connetic, he was the Director of Computing Systems at the University of Utah College of Law, where he routinely dealt with Internet security threats from both inside and outside his domain.