Cisco® Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort v2.0 (SSFSNORT)

The Securing Cisco® Networks with Open Source Snort® (SSFSNORT) version 2.0 Cisco Training on Demand course provides you with technical training to successfully deploy open-source Snort technology and rule writing. Among other powerful features, you’ll learn how to build and manage a Snort system and how to update and manage rules efficiently. You’ll also learn about the Snort rules language and the capabilities of Snort when it is deployed passively and inline.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Snort technology and identify the resources that are available for maintaining a Snort deployment
  • Install Snort on a Linux-based operating system
  • Describe the Snort operation modes and their command-line options
  • Describe the Snort intrusion detection output options
  • Download and deploy a new rule set to Snort
  • Describe and configure the snort.conf file
  • Configure Snort for inline operation and configure the inline-only features
  • Describe the Snort basic rule syntax and usage
  • Describe how the Snort engine processes traffic
  • Describe several advanced rule options used by Snort
  • Describe OpenAppID features and functionality
  • Describe how to monitor Snort performance and how to tune rules


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Course Outline
  • Introduction To Snort Technology
  • Snort Installation
  • Snort Operation
  • Snort Intrusion Detection Output
  • Rule Management
  • Snort Configuration
  • Inline Operation And Configuration
  • Snort Rule Syntax And Usage
  • Traffic Flow Through Snort Rules
  • Advanced Rule Options
  • Openappid Detection
  • Tuning Snort
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for security administrators and consultants, network administrators, systems engineers, and technical support personnel who need to know how to deploy open-source intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and how to write Snort rules.

    Other Prerequisites

    The knowledge and skills necessary before attending this course are:

    Basic understanding of networking and network protocols

    Basic knowledge of Linux command-line utilities and text-editing utilities commonly found in Linux

    Basic knowledge of network security concepts

    Cisco® Securing Cisco Networks with Open Source Snort v2.0 (SSFSNORT)

    Call | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 4 Days (32 Hours)

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