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Forcepoint NGFW
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  NGFW

Course Details

In this Forcepoint NGFW instructor-led training course, you will learn how to install, configure, administer, and support Forcepoint NGFW. Through instructional content, demonstrations, and hands-on lab practice exercises, you will learn the requirements and recommendations to successfully deploy Forcepoint NGFW in a variety of network environments. You will develop expertise in creating security rules and policies, managing users and authentication, understanding multi-link technology, configuring VPNs, traffic deep inspection, performing common administration tasks including status monitoring and reporting.

 

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Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of NGFW
  • Articulate the NGFW System Architecture
  • Differentiate the various NGFW operating modes
  • Administer the SMC components and use them to manage and monitor
  • Perform common administration tasks
  • Configure security policies and access control
  • Manage users and authentication
  • Understand monitoring capabilities
  • Create and edit reporting of the trafficprocessed by NGFWs
  • Integrate NGFW with other Forcepoint solutions
  • Perform basic troubleshooting of NGFW
  • Configure and install a single firewall

Outline

MODULE 0: INTRODUCTION

  • Welcome to the course
  • Understand and prepare to use the virtual training environment

MODULE 1: NGFW OVERVIEW

  • Articulate NGFW key benefits and differentiators from other firewall products
  • Differentiate the various NGFW operating modes
  • Describe the NGFW Hardware Platform and Virtualization options
  • Describe different installation methods•Understand different NGFW deployment options

MODULE 2: SMC OVERVIEW

  • Articulate the NGFW system architecture
  • Describe the components of the SMC and its supported platforms
  • Identify the properties of the Management & Log server
  • Identify the properties of the Web Portal Server
  • Articulate the SMC Deployment options
  • Understand communication between SMC components and NGFW
  • Understand locations and contact addresses

MODULE 3: GETTING STARTED WITH SMC

  • Describe a high-level overview of the functionality of the management client
  • Prepare to perform system backups
  • Describe SMC High Availability solutions
  • Understand different SMC Administrator roles and access limitation
  • Articulate SMC logging approach and how to utilize Logs view

MODULE 4: NGFW POLICIES AND TEMPLATES

  • Describe the types of NGFW policies
  • Understand firewall policy templates
  • Explain automatic rules
  • Understand a firewall policy hierarchy

MODULE 5: ACCESS CONTROL AND NAT

  • Utilize the policy editor to customize NGFW policies
  • Configure Access Control Rules
  • Understand Rules Options
  • Describe the supported types of NAT
  • Configure the Network Address Translation

MODULE 6: TRAFFIC INSPECTION

  • Understand the difference between stateful and proxy mode
  • Configure web filtering
  • Explain different ways to control applications
  • Configure Sidewinder Proxy on the NGFW
  • Describe integration with external solutions

MODULE 7: INSPECTION POLICIES

  • Describe the Inspection Policies and Inspection Policy hierarchy
  • Configure the system policies and utilize the template for deep packet inspection
  • Articulate the different inspection policy components and options.
  • Modify Inspectionrules to react with various traffic
  • Understand how to tune the Inspection Policy

MODULE 8: MALWARE DETECTION AND FILE FILTERING POLICIES

  • Explain the malware detection process in the NGFW
  • Articulate the different options for detecting malware
  • Configure a File Filtering Policy•Explain the detection methods used in the NGFW Inspection

MODULE 9: ALERTING AND NOTIFICATIONS

  • Explain the alert escalation process in the NGFW system
  • Create an alert policy and alert chain to escalate an alert•Configure alert notifications channels

MODULE 10: USERS AND AUTHENTICATION

  • Identify supported directory servers and authentication methods
  • Explain and configure user authentication
  • Comprehend user identification•Understand how to integrate active directory interacts with the FUID agent
  • Understand ECA agent integration in windows environments

MODULE 11: MOBILE VPN AND SSL VPN PORTAL

  • Understand client-based and clientless remote access
  • Articulate the different Forcepoint options for remote access
  • Perform the SSL VPN Portal configuration

MODULE 12: SITE-TO-SITE VPN

  • Understand NGFW VPN Terminology
  • Differentiate between policy-based VPN and route-based VPN
  • Understand different site-to-site VPN topologies
  • Configure a policy-based VPN

MODULE 13: USING LOGS

  • Describe the log entry types available in the NGFW
  • Analyze how pruning filters affect log data
  • Create permanent filters•Illustrate the analysis and visualization tools for logs
  • Configure log data management tasks

MODULE 14: MONITORING, STATISTICS, AND REPORTING

  • Understand status monitoring views and dashboards
  • Understand Overviews and alert thresholds
  • Create customizable reports from log data
  • Comprehend the different third party probing methods

MODULE 15: POLICY TOOLS

  • Understand policy snapshots within the Management Server
  • Run the Rule Search tool available for Access rules, NAT rules, and Inspection Policies
  • Utilize the Policy Validation tool•Understand the Rule Counter Analysis
  • Comprehend the Policy Activation process in NGFW

MODULE 16: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understand the full troubleshooting process
  • Recognize the different kinds of logs that SMC provides to perform troubleshooting
  • Utilize various logs for troubleshooting and understand their meaning
  • Capture traffic and run diagnostics
  • Learn what to provide support when troubleshooting
  • Apply knowledge through three common problem scenarios

MODULE 17: SINGLE FIREWALL INSTALLATION

  • NGFW Deployment Overview
  • NGFW Operating Roles
  • Single NGFW Configuration
  • NGFW Installation
  • Add-Ons Features
  • Advanced Configuration Settings

MODULE 18: WHAT’S NEW IN NGFW 6.7

  • Describe the new features added in 6.7to the Forcepoint NGFW

Target Audience

  • New and existing customers of Forcepoint NGFW
  • Forcepoint Channel Partners
  • Forcepoint NGFW end users

Prerequisites

  • General understanding of system administration and Internet services
  • Basic knowledge of networking and computer security concepts
  • A computer that meets the requirements noted at the end of this document