Books and equipment for the sec lab

I hooked up myself to „“ and have started to read some books. Still looking for other useful additions. Some of them have already arrived:

CIsco ASAA: All-in-one Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance

IPSec VPN Design

Penetration Testing and Network Defense

Cisco Access Control Security: AAA Administration Services

Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals

Most of them have been published 3 – 5 years ago. Some things might have changed, but most of it probably not. Since there are no newer editions. ACS will stay the same on version 4.1 in the lab, also for version 3 of the . IPS will be version 6.1. Seems like there is currently no virtual installation possible, like for ASA 8.0 also, at least no fully functional version. But pix with 8.0 should do it also. And IPS 5.1.8 might have not that much changes. ACS 4.1 is available as a 90 day trial installation. You can either install on windows 2003 or windows 2000 with the following versions:

•Windows 2000 Server (English version only)

•Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Service Pack 4) without features specific to Windows 2000 Advanced Server enabled or without Microsoft clustering service installed (English version only)

•Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition (Service Pack 1)


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