SSFIPS – Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire FireSIGHT Intrusion Prevention System v3.0

Technical professionals who need to know how to deploy and manage a Cisco Firepower NGIPS in their network environment, including:

  • Security administrators
  • Security consultants
  • Network administrators
  • System engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Channel partners and resellers


  • Technical understanding of TCP/IP networking and network architecture
  • Basic familiarity with the concepts of intrusion detection systems (IDS) and IPS

Expected Duration
5 day


In this course, you will learn about basic next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) and firewall security concepts. You will learn about the Cisco Firepower system, its powerful features:

  • In-depth event analysis
  • NGIPS tuning and configuration
  • Snort rules language

Youll also become familiar with the latest platform features: file and malware inspection, security intelligence, domain awareness, and more.

The course begins by introducing the system architecture, the latest major features, and the role of policies in implementing the solution. You learn how to manage deployed devices and perform basic Cisco Firepower discovery. Youll be able to describe how to use and configure Cisco NGIPS technology, including application control, security intelligence, firewall, and network-based malware and file controls. Youll learn how to take advantage of powerful tools so you can carry out more efficient event analysis, including the detection of file type and network-based malware. And youll learn how to properly tune systems for better performance and greater network intelligence. The course finishes with system and user administration tasks.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs that will give you practice in deploying and managing the Cisco Firepower system.


Course Outline:

  1. Security Technology Overview
  2. Cisco Firepower System Components and Features
  3. Introducing the Cisco Firepower Management Center
  4. Deploying Cisco Firepower Managed Devices
  5. Cisco Firepower Discovery
  6. Access Control Policy Prerequisites
  7. Implementing Access Control Policies
  8. Security Intelligence
  9. File Control and Advanced Malware Protection
  10. Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems
  11. Network Analysis Policies
  12. Detailed Analysis Techniques
  13. System Administration



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