AUTHORS: EC-Council - ©2010
The Network Defense Series from EC-Council | Press is comprised of 5 books designed to educate learners from a vendor-neutral standpoint how to defend the networks they manage. This series covers the fundamental skills in evaluating internal and external threats to network security and design, how to enforce network level security policies, and how to ultimately protect an organization’s information. The books in the series cover a broad range of topics from secure network fundamentals, protocols & analysis, standards and policy, hardening infrastructure, to configuring IPS, IDS, firewalls, bastion host and honeypots. Learners completing this series will have a full understanding of defensive measures taken to secure their organization’s information, and along with the proper experience these books will prepare readers for the EC-Council Network Security Administrator (E|NSA) certification. A thorough understanding of network technologies and security fundamentals is required before designing any defensive measure to protect an organization’s information. This book, the first in the series, is designed to provide the foundational knowledge to the potential Security Administrator from a vendor-neutral perspective covering everything from standard secure network topology, network media and transmission, classifications, and a complete view of network security equipment.
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