(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Successfully building a firewall configuration can be challenging, even for experienced IT professionals. For an Accidental Administrator, it can even be maddening. In his new book “Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators”, author Don R. Crawley builds on his previous Cisco books to deliver a concise, easy-to-follow learning and configuration guide for anyone tasked with implementing a Cisco ASA Security Appliance.
“System and network administrators often wear many hats and are required to work with a variety of devices from a wide range of vendors. My new Cisco ASA book is written with the overworked and under-budgeted administrators in mind.” says Don R. Crawley, IT author and speaker. “I’ve incorporated detailed step-by-step configuration procedures, along with 48 hands-on exercises and over 200 illustrations to help the reader build the most essential configurations in the least amount of time.”
Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators includes step-by-step guides on both fundamental and more advanced configurations, including:
- How to use eight basic commands to build a basic configuration
- Backing up and restoring configurations and software images
- Implementing static and dynamic NAT
- Building site-to-site and remote access VPNs
- Configuring DHCP
- How to use AAA authentication with VPNs including RADIUS, LDAP, and Kerberos
- Implementing transparent mode on the firewall
Review copies, chapter excerpts, and interviews are available upon request.
Cisco ASA for Accidental Administrators: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Learning and Configuration Guide
by Don R. Crawley
258 pages trade softcover
Published by soundtraining.net
Don R. Crawley is the author of seven books for IT professionals ranging in subject from Cisco routers and ASA security appliances to Linux servers and even compassionate communication for IT pros. He is president and chief technologist at the Seattle-based IT publishing and training firm soundtraining.net.