Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSF Rules)

Duration : 3 Days (24 Hours)

Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSF Rules) Course Overview:

What you’ll learn in this course
The SSFSNORT v3.0 course, titled “Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort,” focuses on the deployment of Snort® in various implementations, ranging from small to enterprise-scale environments. The course covers essential topics such as installation, configuration, and operation of Snort as both an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). Participants will gain hands-on experience in installing and configuring Snort, utilizing additional software tools, and defining rules to enhance the Snort environment. By the end of the course, attendees will have the skills needed to effectively deploy Snort for network security purposes.

How you’ll benefit
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

Who should enroll
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

Technology areas
● Security


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

● Introduction to Snort Rule Development
● Snort Rule Syntax and Usage
● Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules
● Advanced Rule Options
● OpenAppID Detection
● Tuning Snort

● Connecting to the Lab Environment
● Introducing Snort Rule Development
● Basic Rule Syntax and Usage
● Advanced Rule Options
● OpenAppID
● Tuning Snort

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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  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
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  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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