Firewall Security, Routing, and VPNs Course

In this course, we'll explore firewalls, firewall rules and VPNs.

1 hour, 9 minutes

Course description

Windows has built in protections from unauthorized access by including a firewall to block port traffic that is unwanted. This is true of both inbound and outbound traffic. You'll learn how to add and audit firewall rules and learn how to set up a secure virtual private network connection for remote users.


Proper server placement in a network

Video - 00:05:00

A discussion of placing the server in the network, such as DMZs and separation of VLANs.
NPS demo

Video - 00:09:00

A demonstration of installing and configuring network policy using NPS on a Windows server, including using NPS as a RADIUS server.
Network Policy Server (NPS)

Video - 00:03:00

NPS can be used to limit the types of authentication domain users can use to gain access to a network. The various controls are discussed.
Windows router VPN demonstration

Video - 00:09:00

A demonstration of installing and configuring VPN options for Windows Server and clients.
Windows router VPN types and security

Video - 00:05:00

Windows Server is capable of adding VPN hosting services, using various VPN technology options.
Windows router to segment subnets demo

Video - 00:04:00

Windows router can be used to separate two or more networks, which is demonstrated here to add security between subnets.
Windows router network address translation demo

Video - 00:07:00

Setting up a Windows router for NAT is demonstrated. It allows computers to connect to other networks while hiding behind the server’s outside IP address.
Windows Defender Firewall using group policy demo

Video - 00:07:00

Windows Server allows administrators to create default firewall rules for users to enforce port security.
Windows Defender Firewall outbound rules demo

Video - 00:08:00

Inbound traffic is demonstrated, using the firewall to open or close access to IP ports.
Windows Defender Firewall inbound rules demo

Video - 00:12:00

Windows Firewall is a great way to keep yourself safe from hackers, and this video discusses all the options.
Windows Firewall overview

Video - 00:01:00

An overview of Windows Defender Firewall for Windows Server.

Meet the author

Robert McMillen

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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