Network Server Security - Protecting the Server and Client Computers - Revised
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A firewall protects a computer or network from network-based attacks and filters data packets traversing the network. This course will first discuss network security and introduce you to the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model and the three generations of firewalls. You will then look into the function of the Network Access Protection (NAP), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). This course will also discuss the Virtual Private Network (VPN), the Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), the Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and the DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC).
Malware is a malicious software designed to infiltrate or affect a computer system. This course will discuss malware's association with viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, rootkits, and dishonest hardware. You will also learn how to protect your computer system, email, and server against malware. The course will then discuss the User Account Control (UAC), the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), and how the Internet Explorer divides a network into four content zones.
A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that filters all incoming and outgoing traffic to your computer system or network. Upon the completion of this course, you will have gained a better understanding of the different malicious software that can attack a firewall. You will also learn how to safeguard your email from spam and malicious intent, prevent malware from being downloaded from an untrusted website, and more! So, check out the course and enhance your knowledge of network and server security, today.Start Course Now
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- List the different firewall types
- Discuss different network access methods and isolation methods
- Describe different protocols for network security
- Identify different threats to your computer, and/or network such as malware, worms, rootkits etc
- Explain how you can protect your computer and/or network from different threats
- Describe how to use Internet Explorers security features
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