VMware NSX for Intrinsic Security (v4.x)

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in configuring, operating, and troubleshooting VMware NSX® for intrinsic security. This course introduces all the security features in NSX, including Distributed Firewall and Gateway Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS), NSX Application Platform, NSX Malware Prevention, VMware NSX® Intelligence™, and VMware NSX® NDR™. In addition, this course presents common configuration issues and gives a methodology to resolve them.

Retail Price: $4,250.00

Next Date: 09/09/2024

Course Days: 5


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Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Define the concepts related to information security
  • Explain the different types of firewalls and their use cases
  • Describe the operation of intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems
  • Differentiate between Malware Prevention approaches
  • Describe the VMware intrinsic security portfolio
  • Use NSX segmentation to implement Zero-Trust Security
  • Configure user and role management
  • Configure and troubleshoot Distributed Firewall, Identity Firewall, and time-based policies
  • Configure and troubleshoot Gateway Security
  • Use VMware Aria Operations™ for Logs and VMware Aria Operations™ for Networks to operate NSX firewalls
  • Explain the security best practices related to grouping, tagging, and rule configuration
  • Describe north-south and east-west service insertion
  • Describe endpoint protection
  • Configure and troubleshoot IDS/IPS
  • Deploy NSX Application Platform
  • Configure and troubleshoot NSX Malware Prevention
  • Describe the capabilities of NSX Intelligence and NSX NDR

 

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Experienced security administrators

 

Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of TCP/IP services and protocols
  • Knowledge and working experience of network security, including:
  • L2 through L7 firewalling
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Malware prevention systems
  • Knowledge of and working experience with VMware vSphere® environments

The VMware Certified Technical Associate – Network Virtualization is recommended.


Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Module 2: Security Basics

  • Define the concepts related to information security
  • Explain the different types of firewalls and their use cases
  • Describe the operation of IDS/IPS
  • Differentiate between Malware Prevention approaches

Module 3: VMware Intrinsic Security

  • Define the VMware intrinsic security strategy
  • Describe the VMware intrinsic security portfolio
  • Explain how NSX aligns with the intrinsic security strategy

Module 4: Implementing Zero-Trust Security

  • Define Zero-Trust Security
  • Describe the five pillars of a Zero-Trust architecture
  • Define NSX segmentation and its use cases
  • Describe the steps needed to enforce Zero-Trust with NSX segmentation

Module 5: User and Role Management

  • Integrate NSX and VMware Identity Manager™
  • Integrate NSX and LDAP
  • Describe the native users and roles in NSX
  • Create and assign custom user roles
  • Explain object-based RBAC in a multitenancy environment

Module 6: Distributed Firewall

  • Configure Distributed Firewall rules and policies
  • Describe the NSX Distributed Firewall architecture
  • Troubleshoot common problems related to NSX Distributed Firewall
  • Configure time-based policies
  • Configure Identity Firewall rules
  • Configure the distributed firewall to block malicious IPs

Module 7: Gateway Security

  • Configure Gateway Firewall rules and policies
  • Describe the architecture of the Gateway Firewall
  • Identify and troubleshoot common Gateway Firewall issues
  • Configure TLS Inspection to decrypt traffic for both internal and external services
  • Configure URL filtering and identify common configuration issues

Module 8: Operating Internal Firewalls

  • Use VMware Aria Operations for Logs and VMware Aria Operations for Networks to operate NSX firewalls
  • Explain security best practices related to grouping, tagging, and rule configuration

Module 9: Network Introspection

  • Explain network introspection
  • Describe the architecture and workflows of north-south and east-west service insertion
  • Troubleshoot north-south and east-west service insertion

Module 10: Endpoint Protection

  • Explain endpoint protection
  • Describe the architecture and workflows of endpoint protection
  • Troubleshoot endpoint protection

Module 11: Intrusion Detection and Prevention

  • Describe the MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Explain the different phases of a cyber attack
  • Describe how NSX security solutions can be used to protect against cyber attacks
  • Configure and troubleshoot Distributed IDS/IPS
  • Configure and troubleshoot North-South IDS/IPS 

Module 12: NSX Application Platform

  • Describe NSX Application Platform and its use cases
  • Identify the topologies supported for the deployment of NSX Application Platform
  • Deploy NSX Application Platform
  • Explain the NSX Application Platform architecture and services
  • Validate the NSX Application Platform deployment and troubleshoot common issues

Module 13: NSX Malware Prevention

  • Identify use cases for NSX Malware Prevention
  • Identify the components in the NSX Malware Prevention architecture
  • Describe the NSX Malware Prevention packet flows for known and unknown files
  • Configure NSX Malware Prevention for east-west and north-south traffic

Module 14: NSX Intelligence and NSX NDR

  • Describe NSX Intelligence and its use cases
  • Explain NSX Intelligence visualization, recommendation, and network traffic analysis capabilities
  • Describe NSX NDR and its use cases
  • Explain the architecture of NSX NDR in NSX
  • Describe the visualization capabilities of NSX NDR
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
9/9/2024 - 9/13/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
11/4/2024 - 11/8/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll