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SENFTD25 - Securing Enterprise Networks with Cisco FirePOWER Threat Defense


Duration: 1 day

Multifaceted, highly dynamic applications and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) workplaces have become the norm. And with them comes the challenge tobalance productivity with security Cisco has the industry’s first adaptive,threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed for a new eraof threat and advanced malware protection.

This workshop is designed to help the attendees to understand Cisco FirePOWER Threat Defense with FirePOWER management Center for an adaptive and threat-focused NGFW solution. It delivers an integrated threat defense across the entire attack continuum — before, during, and after an attack. At the end of this workshop you should feel confident pitching Cisco FirePOWER Threat Defense solution to address all your network security requirements.


After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • FirePOWER Threat Defense overview and product portfolio
  • Understanding basic Next generation firewall and IPS security concepts.
  • Understanding capabilities of FirePOWER Threat Defense
  • Verifying the FirePOWER Threat Defense Initial Configuration.
  • FirePOWER Management Center Dashboard Exploration.
  • Configuring Firepower Threat Defense to be managed from FirePOWER Management Center
  • Configuring Firepower Threat Defense technology,including Access control, File control and network-based malware.
  • Using powerful tools of Firepower Threat Defense like Network Trajectory, Application control, Rate limiting and file type detection.


1. Introducing Cisco FirePOWER Threat Defense

  • FirePOWER Threat Defense- Benefits and Components
  • Protection
  • Control
  • URL Filtering
  • Malware
  • Intrusion Prevention

2. Exploring and managing the FirePOWER Management Center

  • Verifying licenses
  • Adding FirePOWER Threat Defense in FirePOWER Management Center.
  • Edit and apply the initial system policy time synchronization settings to FirePOWER Management Center.
  • Apply the initial health policy to FirePOWER Threat Defense.
  • Configure Policy for a default Inline Intrusion Policy touse the Secure over Connectivity base IPS Policy
  • Configure File Polices to block malware
  • Attempt malware file transfers to trigger the malware blocking File Policy rule
  • Observe the IPS and Malware events in the FirePOWER Management Center

3. Configuring Rate limiting

  • Enabling Safe search feature
  • Packet tracing and capturing using FirePOWER Threat defense
  • IPS Policy Basics(Optional)
  • Network Analysis Policy(Optional)
  • Event Analysis(Optional)
  • Reporting(Optional)


  • End customers
  • Decision makers
  • CTO


CCNA Security or equivalent work experience


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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