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CIS 2418 Basic Firewall Security

This course offers an understanding of security principles and tools available to achieve an appropriate level of network security. Hardware devices (routers and switches from multiple vendors), protocols and switching technologies will be considered including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and others.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: CIS 2416  Must complete CIS 2416 within two years 


  • Describe and explain the use of a Palo Alto firewall and implement, enable, and manage it in a network enterprise.
  • Implement sound authentication, accessibility and accounting (AAA) practices on a Cisco router database and its connection to an external server.
  • Describe, explain and implement a Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) in an enterprise network.
  • Describe current security threats that impact Cisco networking equipment and take appropriate steps to mitigate those threats including the administration of an effective security policy.
  • Secure Cisco routers using both command line and graphical interfaces through effective password requirements, network naming conventions and timeout intervals.
  • Configure a Cisco firewall using ACLs, zones and policies based on a Cisco router. Configure a Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) on a Cisco router using a policy based feature set.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3