This is the definitive guide to best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniques for the newest versions of Cisco's flagship Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) system running on Cisco ASA, VMWare ESXi, and FXOS platforms.
The authors draw on unsurpassed personal experience supporting Cisco Firepower customers worldwide, presenting detailed knowledge for configuring Firepower features to maximize performance and avoid trouble. Writing for consultants, service providers, and enterprise or government technical and security professionals, they show how to use Firepower's robust tools to investigate a wide variety of technical issues. Readers will also find expert guidance on other technologies that integrate Sourcefire capabilities, including ACS, ISE, and Splunk.
- Best practices for installation and hardware troubleshooting
- Best practices and troubleshooting of deployment issues, traffic control policies, system administration, user identity, and access control
- Best practices for generating log, report and troubleshoot data
Each consistently-organized chapter contains definitions, flowcharts or architectural diagrams, best practices, configuration steps (with detailed screenshots), troubleshooting tools and techniques, and FAQs drawn directly from issues raised by customers at Cisco Technical Assistance Centers. The first Cisco guide to cover Firepower material that will be included in the new CCIE Security v5 exams, Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) also includes quizzes to help CCIE candidates prepare.