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Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRULES)

 

Course Overview

The Securing Cisco Networks with Snort Rule Writing Best Practices (SSFRules) v2.1 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
This is a Cisco Learning Services course and is delivered directly by Cisco.

Who should attend

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

Prerequisites

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

Course Objectives

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
Online Training

Duration 3 days

Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 3,000.—
  • Switzerland: US$ 3,000.—
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 30 CLC
Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

Schedule

Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
English
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour
Online Training This is a FLEX course.
Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
7 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Online Training Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.
Germany

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Switzerland
Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Basel This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)

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