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Securing Cisco Networks with Snort® Rule Writing Best Practices v1.0 (SSFRULES)

The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.0 course shows you how to write rules for Snort, an open-source intrusion detection and prevention system.

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Intermediate

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3 Days

Course Duration

30 Units

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The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.0 course shows you how to write rules for Snort, an open-source intrusion detection and prevention system.

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About this course:

The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.0 course shows you how to write rules for Snort, an open-source intrusion detection and prevention system. Through a combination of expert-instruction and hands-on practice, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop and test custom rules, standard and advanced rules-writing techniques, how to integrate OpenAppID into rules, rules filtering, rules tuning, and more. The hands-on labs give you practice in creating and testing Snort rules.

This course will help you:

  • Gain an understanding of characteristics of a typical Snort rule development environment
  • Gain hands-on practices on creating rules for Snort
  • Gain knowledge in Snort rule development, Snort rule language, standard and advanced rule options 

Course Objective:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Snort rule development process
  • Describe the Snort basic rule syntax and usage
  • Describe how traffic is processed by Snort
  • Describe several advanced rule options used by Snort
  • Describe OpenAppID features and functionality
  • Describe how to monitor the performance of Snort and how to tune rules

Audience:

This course is for technical professionals to gain skills in writing rules for Snort-based Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). The primary audience includes:

  • Security administrators
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel using open source IDS and IPS
  • Channel partners and resellers 

Prerequisite:

To fully benefit from this course, you should have:

  • Basic understanding of networking and network protocols
  • Basic knowledge of Linux command-line utilities
  • Basic knowledge of text editing utilities commonly found in Linux
  • Basic knowledge of network security concepts
  • Basic knowledge of a Snort-based IDS/IPS system

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Brand Cisco
Subjects Information Security
Lab Access No
Technology Cisco
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Learning Type Course
Difficulty Intermediate
Course Duration 3 Days
Language English
CLC 30 Units

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