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Network Security: Palo Alto CITX 2275

Computer Information Technology Electronics Course

Course details

​This course explores security concepts with a focus on the configuration of Palo Alto Firewalls and FortiSIEM. Students will learn what is new in Next-Gen FireWall (NGFW), how to manage and monitor logs, connect and forward logs from different devices, collect performance information, aggregate the logs, and create a custom dashboard in SIEM. Topics include firewall policies, NAT (Network Address Translation), user authentication, SSL VPN (Secure Socket-Level Virtual Private Network), and how to protect networks using security profiles such as antivirus, DoS (Denial of Service) protection, data filtering, web filtering, file blocking, and application control. Hands-on activities include working with Palo Alto features and implementing VPN in different scenarios within a lab environment. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience on implementing high availability between two firewalls and troubleshooting a security system using the Palo Alto Networks platform. The course content will help students prepare for the PCNSE certification exam.

Prerequisite(s)

  • It is strongly recommended that students have a background in Networking, Linux and Windows prior to taking the course.

Credits

6.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Implement Firewall Policies
  • Configure Source NAT (SNAT) and Destination NAT (DNAT)
  • Implement firewall authentication, logging, and monitoring
  • Describe Certificate Operations
  • Configure antivirus, application control, file blocking, and web filtering to provide network protection
  • Implement SSL VPN, Site to Site VPN, and IPSEC VPN
  • Explain Data Leak Prevention
  • Configure High Availability
  • Implement Captive Portal
  • Configure WildFire, data filtering, and DoS profiles
  • Describe how FortiSIEM receives and collects logs
  • Explain the process of normalization in FortiSIEM
  • Connect different devices to FortiSIEM
  • Create custom dashboards in FortiSIEM to analyze logs

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

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