F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP AFM : Advanced Firewall Manager

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Duration

2 Days

12 CPD hours

This course is intended for

This course is intended for network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP AFM system.

Description

This course uses lectures and hands-on exercises to give participants real-time experience in setting up and configuring the BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) system. Students are introduced to the AFM user interface, stepping through various options that demonstrate how AFM is configured to build a network firewall and to detect and protect against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. Reporting and log facilities are also explained and used in the course labs. Further Firewall functionality and additional DoS facilities for DNS and SIP traffic are discussed.

Module 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP System Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
Module 2: AFM Overview
  • AFM Overview
  • AFM Availability
  • AFM and the BIG-IP Security Menu
  • Packet Processing
  • Rules and Direction
  • Rules Contexts and Processing
  • Inline Rule Editor
Module 3: Network Firewall
  • AFM Firewalls
  • Contexts
  • Modes
  • Packet Processing
  • Rules and Direction
  • Rules Contexts and Processing
  • Inline Rule Editor
  • Configuring Network Firewall
  • Network Firewall Rules and Policies
  • Network Firewall Rule Creation
  • Identifying Traffic by Region with Geolocation
  • Identifying Redundant and Conflicting Rules
  • Identifying Stale Rules
  • Prebuilding Firewall Rules with Lists and Schedules
  • Rule Lists
  • Address Lists
  • Port Lists
  • Schedules
  • Network Firewall Policies
  • Policy Status and Management
  • Other Rule Actions
  • Redirecting Traffic with Send to Virtual
  • Checking Rule Processing with Packet Tester
  • Examining Connections with Flow Inspector
Module 4: Logs
  • Event Logs
  • Logging Profiles
  • Limiting Log Messages with Log Throttling
  • Enabling Logging in Firewall Rules
  • BIG-IP Logging Mechanisms
  • Log Publisher
  • Log Destination
  • Filtering Logs with the Custom Search Facility
  • Logging Global Rule Events
  • Log Configuration Changes
  • QKView and Log Files
  • SNMP MIB
  • SNMP Traps
Module 5: IP Intelligence
  • Overview
  • Feature 1 Dynamic White and Black Lists
  • Black List Categories
  • Feed Lists
  • IP Intelligence Policies
  • IP Intelligence Log Profile
  • IP Intelligence Reporting
  • Troubleshooting IP Intelligence Lists
  • Feature 2 IP Intelligence Database
  • Licensing
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • IP Intelligence iRule
Module 6: DoS Protection
  • Denial of Service and DoS Protection Overview
  • Device DoS Protection
  • Configuring Device DoS Protection
  • Variant 1 DoS Vectors
  • Variant 2 DoS Vectors
  • Automatic Threshold Configuration
  • Variant 3 DoS Vectors
  • Device DoS Profiles
  • DoS Protection Profile
  • Dynamic Signatures
  • Dynamic Signatures Configuration
  • DoS iRules
Module 7: Reports
  • AFM Reporting Facilities Overview
  • Examining the Status of Particular AFM Features
  • Exporting the Data
  • Managing the Reporting Settings
  • Scheduling Reports
  • Examining AFM Status at High Level
  • Mini Reporting Windows (Widgets)
  • Building Custom Widgets
  • Deleting and Restoring Widgets
  • Dashboards
Module 8: DoS White Lists
  • Bypassing DoS Checks with White Lists
  • Configuring DoS White Lists
  • tmsh options
  • Per Profile Whitelist Address List
Module 9: DoS Sweep Flood Protection
  • Isolating Bad Clients with Sweep Flood
  • Configuring Sweep Flood
Module 10: IP Intelligence Shun
  • Overview
  • Manual Configuration
  • Dynamic Configuration
  • IP Intelligence Policy
  • tmsh options
  • Extending the Shun Feature
  • Route this Traffic to Nowhere - Remotely Triggered Black Hole
  • Route this Traffic for Further Processing - Scrubber
Module 11: DNS Firewall
  • Filtering DNS Traffic with DNS Firewall
  • Configuring DNS Firewall
  • DNS Query Types
  • DNS Opcode Types
  • Logging DNS Firewall Events
  • Troubleshooting
Module 12: DNS DoS
  • Overview
  • DNS DoS
  • Configuring DNS DoS
  • DoS Protection Profile
  • Device DoS and DNS
Module 13: SIP DoS
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Transactions and Dialogs
  • SIP DoS Configuration
  • DoS Protection Profile
  • Device DoS and SIP
Module 14: Port Misuse
  • Overview
  • Port Misuse and Service Policies
  • Building a Port Misuse Policy
  • Attaching a Service Policy
  • Creating a Log Profile
Module 15: Network Firewall iRules
  • Overview
  • iRule Events
  • Configuration
  • When to use iRules
  • More Information
Module 16: Recap
  • BIG-IP Architecture and Traffic Flow
  • AFM Packet Processing Overview
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