University of Technology Sydney

32310 Network Security Appliances

Requisite(s): 32524 LANS and Routing
Recommended studies: understanding of the principles and objectives of network security and of the fundamentals of network security technologies; CCNA-level networking concepts and skills, in particular CCNA-level routing and switching skills



This is a practice-based subject, using material based on the Cisco Network Security course. Learning is laboratory-based. The emphasis is on network security appliances, in particular:

  • security technologies, products and solutions
  • firewall and secure router design, installation, configuration and maintenance
  • AAA implementation using routers and firewalls
  • VPN implementation using routers and firewalls.
  • Types of encryption, hashes, and digital signatures work together to provide confidentiality, integrity, and authentication.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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