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Security Technologies and Tools

Explore the uses of common information security technology and tools as you progress through this nine-video introductory course.

9 videos  //  60 minutes of training

Course description

This course provides an introductory overview of various information security technologies and tools. It covers network devices (routers, switches, proxies) and their security features, compares different types of firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems, and explains other secure networking concepts, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Network Access Control (NAC). Other topics covered in this course include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and other security technologies, such as secure mail and media gateways and Hardware Security Modules (HSM).

Course syllabus

FirewallsDuration: 6:26

VPN ConceptsDuration: 4:31

IPsecDuration: 3:25

Intrusion Detection and PreventionDuration: 7:24

Network DevicesDuration: 13:45

SIEMDuration: 8:20

DLPDuration: 4:53

NACDuration: 5:13

Security TechnologiesDuration: 6:26

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At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.

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