Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) eBook

Nazmul Rajib

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) eBook

By Nazmul Rajib
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This is the definitive guide to best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniques for the Cisco flagship Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) system running on Cisco ASA platforms, Cisco Firepower security appliances, Firepower eXtensible Operating System (FXOS), and VMware virtual appliances.

Senior Cisco engineer Nazmul Rajib draws on unsurpassed experience supporting and training Cisco Firepower engineers worldwide, and presenting detailed knowledge of Cisco Firepower deployment, tuning, and troubleshooting. Writing for cybersecurity consultants, service providers, channel partners, and enterprise or government security professionals, he shows how to deploy the Cisco Firepower next-generation security technologies to protect your network from potential cyber threats, and how to use Firepower’s robust command-line tools to investigate a wide variety of technical issues.

Each consistently organised chapter contains definitions of keywords, operational flowcharts, architectural diagrams, best practices, configuration steps (with detailed screenshots), verification tools, troubleshooting techniques, and FAQs drawn directly from issues raised by Cisco customers at the Global Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Covering key Firepower materials on the CCNA Security, CCNP Security, and CCIE Security exams, this guide also includes end-of-chapter quizzes to help candidates prepare.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to the Cisco Firepower Technology
  • Chapter 2 FTD on ASA 5500-X Series Hardware
  • Chapter 3 FTD on the Firepower eXtensible Operating System (FXOS)
  • Chapter 4 Firepower Management Center (FMC) Hardware
  • Chapter 5 Firepower System Virtual on VMware
  • Chapter 6 The Firepower Management Network
  • Chapter 7 Firepower Licensing and Registration
  • Chapter 8 Firepower Deployment in Routed Mode
  • Chapter 9 Firepower Deployment in Transparent Mode
  • Chapter 10 Capturing Traffic for Advanced Analysis
  • Chapter 11 Blocking Traffic Using Inline Interface Mode
  • Chapter 12 Inspecting Traffic Without Blocking It
  • Chapter 13 Handling Encapsulated Traffic
  • Chapter 14 Bypassing Inspection and Trusting Traffic
  • Chapter 15 Rate Limiting Traffic
  • Chapter 16 Blacklisting Suspicious Addresses by Using Security Intelligence
  • Chapter 17 Blocking a Domain Name System (DNS) Query
  • Chapter 18 Filtering URLs Based on Category, Risk, and Reputation
  • Chapter 19 Discovering Network Applications and Controlling Application Traffic
  • Chapter 20 Controlling File Transfer and Blocking the Spread of Malware
  • Chapter 21 Preventing Cyber Attacks by Blocking Intrusion Attempts
  • Chapter 22 Masquerading the Original IP Address of an Internal Network Host