Item description for Cisco Security Specialist's Guide to PIX Firewall by Umer Khan...
The firewall has come to exemplify network security. While an overall security strategy requires a harmonious integration of people, process, and technologies to reduce risk, there's no doubt that firewalls can be a very valuable security tool. Cisco Systems has developed and continues to improve upon its line of PIX Firewalls. These systems have gained market leadership by demonstrating a mix of functionality, performance, and flexibility. The objective of this book is to help you gain a deeper knowledge of the Cisco PIX Firewalls. Whether you have administrative responsibilities or are studying to pass an exam such as the Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CPSFA), this comprehensive guide will be of value to you.
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More About Umer Khan
Khan is the Manager of Networking and Security at Broadcom Corporation. Umer received his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cisco Security Specialist's Guide to PIX Firewall?
Best Book on Cisco Pix Firewalls Nov 3, 2006
I bought this book for reference rather than than study use, but it has served its purpose well. First, this book provides decent coverage of Cisco Pixes. Brief overviews are provided of key technical concepts - enough that you can understand what exactly you're configuring. Secondly, the book provides excellent example configurations, even going so far as to step you through basic software setup. (i.e. A step-by-step guide to setting up the integrated PPTP Windows 2000 VPN client, including screenshots). Finally, it provides some of the best coverage of Cisco Pixes that I've found outside of Cisco's website.
There is only one thing I would have liked to see included in this book: A basic configuration example for those who want to use the Cisco Pix as a termination point for Cisco VPN Client connections. For THAT, I had to go hunting for information on Cisco's website. Thus far, this is my only complaint about the book.
I can whole-heartedly recommend this book for anybody who needs a good reference on setting up, configuring, and managing Pix firewalls.
Very Useful book Oct 26, 2005
I got this book to configure a Cisco Secure ACS with VPN clients, and i reached my goal. And you can get many other topics in a cookbook style. You can read the technical information or only take ideas from examples. Excellent PIX firewall book.
Good Resource Aug 19, 2005
This book well and truly paid for itself after the first couple of chapters. We found a number of areas where our setup was wrong and this book provided a very indepth look at the PIX product and enabled us to fix this easily and quickly. Good book for all users.
Great book Apr 14, 2005
Excellent book, everything you want to know about the Pix. Very thorough, topics are explaned well, in great detail and with good examples. This is the best Pix book on the market that I know of.
Great PIX book Feb 7, 2005
If you use PIX, get this book, it has a LOT of great info.