Cisco Press Offers New Books on Networking

New books address network defense, VPN configurations


Cisco Press, (www.ciscopress.com), has announced the release of three new security titles:

- Penetration Testing and Network Defense
- Cisco Network Security Troubleshooting Handbook
- The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide

Cisco Press, a partnership between Cisco Systems and the Pearson Education business of Pearson, is the official publisher of Cisco networking technology and Cisco certification self-study materials.


Penetration Testing and Network Defense
Andrew Whitaker and Daniel Newman

ISBN: 1-58705-208-3
SRP: US $60.00
The practical guide to assessing network vulnerabilities and managing security risk.

Penetration Testing and Network Defense offers detailed steps on how to emulate an outside attacker to assess the security of a network. Unlike other books on hacking, this book is specifically geared toward penetration testing. Divided into two parts, this book provides a set of guidelines and methodologies for understanding and performing internal penetration tests.


Cisco Network Security Troubleshooting Handbook
Mynul Hoda
ISBN: 1-58705-189-3
SRP: US $75.00
Master the techniques required to troubleshoot and resolve complex problems in a Cisco secure network.

Cisco Network Security Troubleshooting Handbook helps readers efficiently analyze current and potential network security problems and identifies viable solutions, detailing steps to resolution. This reference book is organized in a modular fashion so readers can flip directly to the information they need. In addition to covering all of the security products Cisco offers, this book provides in-depth analysis of security needed for new technologies such as VoIP.


The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide (Available in December)
Richard Deal
ISBN: 1-58705-204-0
SRP: US $75.00
The definitive guide to building a complete VPN solution with Cisco routers, PIX Firewalls, concentrators, and remote access clients.

The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide contains detailed explanations of all Cisco VPN products, describing the details of setting up IPSec and SSL connections on any type of Cisco device, including concentrators, clients, routers, or the PIX Firewall. With copious configuration examples and troubleshooting scenarios, it offers clear information on VPN design.