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Firewalls and IDS/IPS

Understand the fundamentals of both firewalls and IDS/IPSes, including types and architecture of both network security devices. Understand the evolution of firewalls and what today’s firewalls and IDS/IPSes can do to protect your network.

4 videos  //  29 minutes of training

Course description

In this course, we will be overviewing different types of firewalls and IDS/IPSes, including an in-depth look at the history of firewalls, deployment of firewalls and the features of next-generation firewalls. We also discuss firewalls as a defense-in-depth strategy, not as a device to set and forget. After that, we discuss the difference between IDSes and IPSes and some of the leading network security devices being used in the industry today.

Course syllabus

Firewall OverviewDuration: 5:34

Firewall Types and ArchitectureDuration: 9:45

IDS/IPS OverviewDuration: 6:13

IDS/IPS Types and DeploymentDuration: 7:40

Meet the author

Kevin Carter


Kevin Carter is the CEO and Founder of Mesh Networking LLC. Kevin has 15 years of experience in the finance and IT industries with an emphasis in IT and operations management. In the past, he has supervised day-to-day IT operations for multiple hedge funds with excess of $1 billion AUM, helping to implement and support IT infrastructure, trade operations, order management systems and market data applications.

From 2010-2016, Kevin was the Chief Technology Officer at Dialectic Capital Management, LP. Before he joined Dialectic, he was a field technician and CSA/SSA Manager at Richard Fleischman & Associates, a hedge fund IT consulting firm. Kevin is currently certified by (ISC)² (CISSP), Microsoft (MCSA, MCITP, MCDST, MCP), SolarWinds (SCP), VMware (VCA-DCV, VCA-Cloud, VCA-WM), Rackspace (CloudU), Bloomberg (BTTC, BESS), and Apple (ACA).

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Plans and pricing





$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.