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Choosing a Personal Firewall
By Lisa Yeo
Jun 6, 2003
Discover everything you never knew about personal firewalls and how you can choose the one that is best for you. You will learn the growing features of personal firewalls and how those features will better protect you.
Choosing the Best Anti-Spyware Program
By Laura E. Hunter
Oct 6, 2005
There are specific programs that you can install to protect yourself from spyware. Laura Hunter discusses the most popular programs and shows what each of them does — or doesn't — do.
CISA Exam Cram: Technical Infrastructure and Operational Practices and Infrastructure
By Allen Keele, Keith Mortier
May 12, 2005
As an IS auditor, you will need to understand the technical infrastructure of the organization, the IS organizational structure, and the operational practices including working with networking devices, servers and operating systems, data storage systems, applications, and the standards and protocols associated with network communication. This chapter will help you prepare for the CISA exam with detailed examples and sample questions.
Cisco AAA Identity Management Security: Getting Familiar with ACS 5.1
By Brandon J. Carroll, Premdeep Banga, Vivek Santuka
Feb 2, 2011
ACS 5.1 has a completely different user interface from ACS 4.2. Throughout the course of this chapter you will become familiar with the GUI and know where different functions are located.
Cisco ASA Access Lists Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 27, 2013
Sean Wilkins review Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) implementation of access control lists (ACL or access list). He also covers ASA access list types, what they control, and a basic review of what the configuration syntax is to use them.
Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Logging
By David Hucaby
Nov 4, 2005
Cisco firewalls and security appliances can be configured to generate an audit trail of messages describing their activities. Firewall logs can be collected and analyzed to determine what types of traffic have been permitted or denied, what users have accessed various resources, and so on. This chapter presents the tasks that are necessary to begin generating and collecting logging messages.
Cisco ASA Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Network Security Services
By Jazib Frahim, Omar Santos
Jan 28, 2010
This chapter provides an explanation of the configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco ASA-supported authentication, authorization, and accounting network security services.
Cisco ASA Basic Internet Protocol Inspection
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 27, 2013
In this article, Sean Wilkins covers some of the common Internet protocol inspection features that can be enabled (or are enabled by default) on the Cisco ASA.
Cisco ASA Security Contexts
By Omar Santos, Jazib Frahim
Dec 16, 2005
The virtual firewall methodology enables a physical firewall to be partitioned into multiple standalone firewalls. Each standalone firewall acts and behaves as an independent entity with its own configuration, interfaces, security policies, routing table, and administrators. In Cisco ASA, these virtual firewalls are known as security contexts. This chapter covers security contexts in detail.
Cisco Asks, Can Security Skills Be Certified?
By Yusuf Bhaiji
Jul 23, 2004
Yusuf Hussain Bhaiji explores the value of certification in IT Security given its rapidly changing nature and offers suggestions on choosing the right certification program.
Cisco Firewall Configuration Fundamentals
By Alexandre M.S.P. Moraes
Jul 8, 2011
This chapter describes the configuration fundamentals for IOS and ASA-based firewalls, highlighting the similarities between the product families.
Cisco IDS Sensor Deployment Considerations
By Earl Carter
Feb 15, 2002
Correctly deploying your Cisco IDS Sensor is crucial to protecting your network. Earl Carter helps you understand your network topology, as well as the critical components on your network.
Cisco IOS XR Security
By Dawit Birhanu, Mark Ghattas, Syed Natif Nawaz, Mobeen Tahir
Jun 15, 2009
This chapter discusses the security aspects of the Cisco IOS XR operating system.
Cisco IronPort ESA Web User Interface
By Chris Porter
Apr 25, 2012
This chapter covers the layout and workflow of the web user interface used for the administration of the Email Security Appliance (ESA).
Cisco Network Security Fundamentals: Wireless Security
By Gert DeLaet, Gert Schauwers
Dec 30, 2004
This chapter covers wireless security—what it is, how it works, how it is configured, what threatens it, and what policies can be designed to secure it.
Cisco Networking Simplified: Security
By Paul Della Maggiora, Jim Doherty
Jun 20, 2003
Security should be designed around efforts to protect from the outside and control from the inside. Discover the vital aspects of security and identity and how each can function to keep your company and its parts safe.
Cisco NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Unified Fabric
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, Matthew McPherson
Apr 26, 2013
This chapter shows the basic Nexus 5x00 and Nexus 7000 configurations necessary to provide a Unified access method for LAN data traffic and SAN storage traffic.
Cisco PIX: Advanced Features and Attack Guards
By Andy Fox, David W. Chapman
Dec 28, 2001
This sample chapter introduces the concepts and configuration elements of the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall features necessary to securely handle multichannel TCP applications. You will learn about advanced protocol handling, multimedia support, and attack guards.
Cisco PIX: Failover Demystified
By David W. Chapman
Dec 28, 2001
Failover provides a second PIX Firewall if the first one fails. This article covers the following Failover topics: operation, configuration replication, monitoring, fail back rules, and interface testing.
Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.2 and User Change Password (UCP)
By Premdeep Banga
Feb 14, 2011
This article teaches you how to use the User Change Password (UCP) service in Cisco ACS to allow users defined in the ACS internal database to first authenticate themselves and then change their own password.

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