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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....

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$4,250 USD
Course Code EDU-NSXIS4
Duration 5 days
Available Formats Classroom

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.

Skills Gained

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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 Can Benefit

  • Experienced security administrators

Prerequisites

You should also have the following understanding or knowledge:

  • 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.

Course Details

Product Alignment

  • VMware NSX 4.1.0

Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introduction and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

VMware Intrinsic Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endpoint Protection

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

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

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

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

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