Firewall Security, Routing and VPNs Course

Take a look at the Windows Defender firewall and how it's configured to protect from inside and outside threats.

1 hour, 9 minutes

Course description

In this course, you'll learn to protect your servers by blocking open ports in your firewall and making sure your computer is up to date. These are just some of the topics covered in this course on hardening techniques. You'll also learn how to create custom firewall rules and what types of ports are most vulnerable to your host computer.


NPS Demo

Video - 00:08:00

A demonstration of installing and configuring network policy using NPS on a Windows server.
Windows Router VPN Demonstration

Video - 00:10:00

A demonstration of installing and configuring VPN options for Windows Server and clients.
Windows Router to Segment Subnets Demo

Video - 00:12:00

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

A demonstration of setting up a Windows router for NAT.
Windows Defender Firewall Using Group Policy Demo

Video - 00:09:00

Windows Server allows an administrator to create default firewall rules for users to enforce port security.
Windows Defender Firewall Outbound Rules Demo

Video - 00:07:00

Inbound traffic is demonstrated, using the firewall to open or close access to IP ports.
Windows Defender Firewall Inbound Rules Demo

Video - 00:14:00

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

Video - 00:03:00

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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